Good Reads for Brrr! Weather @ Your Library

It certainly has been a different winter season in Houston--snow in December and freezing weather this weekend.  These are times that it is good to curl up with a good book in your chair or on the sofa and let reading take you to other places in your mind--like a warm beach somewhere!  I encourage you to visit Fairbanks Branch Library and let us help you find some good books to read.  For our younger readers, we have two special displays of picture books--'Tis the Season' and 'January is Hug n' Cuddle Month'--which have books just perfect for sharing.  If we do not have the books you want, then let us interlibrary loan them for you. 

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

The Reader's Best Friend

If you’re looking for something to read, Harris County Public Library has a great tool for you. Among our many databases, there is one called NoveList Plus that can help in several ways.

Join Us in the 21st Century!

ihcplAre you baffled when you hear people talking about blogs and texting and YouTube and My Space? Our web site has two training programs to get you up to speed. The links to iHCPL and iHCPL, the Next Generation are in the bottom, left corner of the main HCPL web page. If you click one, you’ll be taken to a blog that will give you background information, web sites to go to for more information or for practice, and exercises to do to make sure you’re catching on. The original iHCPL includes blogging, online photo sharing and photo-editing, RSS feeds, wikis, social networking, YouTube and much more.

Christmas Holidays

Holly bellsAll of us on the staff at the Fairbanks Branch Library wish you and your family safe and happy Christmas holidays.