Get ready for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is September 24 through October 1 this year and we already have a special display of banned books for you. This annual event celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. According to the American Library Association website (www.ala.org), Banned Books Week takes place every last week of September and "highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States."

Here is are some of the titles that we have on display:

Popular Picks for Your Reading

Don't know what to read next?  Want some suggestions?  Then stop in here at the Fairbanks Branch Library and browse our Popular Picks display to find books that the library staff personally recommend for your reading pleasure.  If you don't see something on the display that catches your attention, then let us know what you like to read and we can help you find some books for your interests.  We love to talk about books, so please ask us.  Happy Reading !  

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Fiesta Story Time

Calling all preschoolers!  Please join us for a special Fiesta theme at our Preschool Story Time for Tuesday, September 13 at 10:30 AM in the library meeting room.  Our Fiesta Story Time will feature stories, songs, and a craft with a Hispanic flavor.  See you then and Happy Reading!

We Have a Winner!

FB SRP winner All of the participants who logged 4 books that they read over the summer into HCPL’s adult summer reading program, ReaderNation, were entered into a random drawing for Amazon.com gift cards sponsored by the Harris County Friends of the Library.  The Fairbanks Branch customer who won a $50 gift card was Christy R.  Christy is an emergency veterinarian and the owner of a bird, a guinea pig and a couple of hamsters.  Christy’s mother was always reading to Christy and her sister and taking them to the public library when they were children.  So, Christy grew up with a love of reading and libraries.  Every time she moves to a new town, the first thing she does is find the nearest grocery store a