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Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Bring your baby or toddler up to 23 months, and enjoy a sweet, short lapsit program of rhymes and a story or two, followed by social time with developmental toys for babies/toddlers and caretakers. Mother Moose is designed to encourage early literacy through shared stories, music, developmental activities, and movement. Please join us and get to know other parents of similar aged children.


Celebrate National Library Week during April 13 to 19th. Our theme this year is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious. They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.”

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!”

National Library Week was observed again in 1959, and the ALA Council voted to continue the annual celebration. When the National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, ALA assumed full sponsorship.

National Library Week is observed each year in April, generally the second full week.

2015 – April 12-18
2016 – April 10-16
2017 – April 9-15

Self-Checkout is Coming to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Libraries!

Currently, we are installing RFID tags in the library’s collection, in preparation for a self –checkout system. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. RFID tags are “smart” bar code labels that can talk to the library’s computer system. The tags can tell our computer system when an item is checked out, and when it is returned. You may have heard that there are concerns about privacy in relation to RFID tags. The only information available on the RFID tag is the item’s barcode number. We will continue to apply tight security with regard to our patron database.

100 MUST-READS for KIDS 9-14

is the Noel Wien Library book display for March. Last summer, more than 2,000 National Public Radio listeners sent in their nominations for the best books for young readers. NPR’s expert panel combined audience favorites with their own choices to come up with a list of 100 must-reads. No matter your age, there are ‘great reads’ on this list. It’s a nice mix of ‘old favorites’ and titles that will be new to almost every one of us. So grab a few to read for the first time or to enjoy revisiting once again. The books (or series) are listed alphabetically by author, so there is no hierarchy here – just an overall elite group of good things to read. All are shelved in the Berry Room unless it’s noted otherwise on the list. Enjoy – and just in time for Spring Break, too!

100 Must Read for Kids


Free tax preparation and electronic filing for tax year 2013 for federal income-tax-payers in Fairbanks.
No age limit. – No income limit. – No AARP membership required.
Assistance provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see the attached document for dates and times.

Tax Aide 2014 Schedule