S.O.S. We Need Your Help!

Patron Count Week is coming up and we need volunteers from October 11 through October 16. What will the volunteers do? While the library is open, volunteers will count the number of customers that come through our doors and tally them on a sheet.

 Library Customers Count

So if you have an hour or two to spare, please stop by the customer service desk and let us know that you would like to help. Also, if you know anyone who needs volunteer hours or someone who would just like to serve the community, please tell them to come in and talk to a staff member or give us a call at 713-466-4438.

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Where did they go?

LostYou probably knew exactly where your favorite nonfiction books [like the cookbooks] were and could walk straight to them. Well, they’re not there anymore. We had lots of space in the nonfiction, and the fiction was packed so tightly that we kept having to get rid of books to make room for new ones. So, we have moved ALL of the adult nonfiction to make more room for fiction. Change is good, right?

Banned Books Week at Fairbanks Library

Banned Books Week started on September 25th and ends on October 2nd. Our display has been up for over a week but only one book has been checked out so far. We see people wander over to look curiously at the titles but no one is checking them out. The staff just wants to remind all of our customers that this display is for you and you are encouraged to read these books!

Banned Books Week

Here are a some of the books currently on display:

Bookseller of Kabul The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad; translated by Ingrid Christopherson

Free SAT Practice Test

SAT guideFor students entering college, nothing is more important that SAT or ACT scores! What could be better than taking a practice test for FREE? The Princeton Review is offering a free SAT practice test on Saturday, October 9, from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at the Fairbanks Library. They will come back one week later, on Saturday, October 16, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm to give students their scores and a detailed analysis of what looks good and what the students can do to improve their scores. Call the library at (713) 466-4438 to register to take advantage of this priceless opportunity. Can't make it to the session? Check out one of our SAT study guides!

"It's Raining Cats & Dogs"

With the recent rains, the staff here at the Fairbanks Branch Library created a new display of picture books that feature cats and dogs.  For a rainy day and even a day of sunshine, these stories can make you smile and are fun to share with the children in your life.  Please take a look at the "It's Raining Cats & Dogs" display in the children's area of the library and select some books for your reading pleasure.  As always, if there is a title you want, we can get it for you.