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Featured Upcoming Events

April 2016

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, April 17th, 2:00 p.m.

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Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. This month our theme is on the farm: from tractors to barns! We provide the toy bricks (we have even more now!), you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.

MOTHER MOOSE

Monday, April 4th, 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 23rd, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 26th, 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.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Thursday, April 7th, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24th, 1:30 p.m.

 

Pick up a copy of the printed April Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052. The movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open 10 minutes prior to start of movie.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00 p.m.

Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuffed animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required. Join us for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOR MORE EVENTS OFFERED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

What’s New in the Berry Room

March 2016

NEW BOOK RELEASES

Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

  • by Wendy Mass
  • Battle of the Mask Makers (Lego Bionicle Graphic Novel #2)
  • Book You’re Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure series) by Stephan Pastis
  • Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co. series) by Jonathan Stroud
  • Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies by Robin Preiss Glasser
  • Frozen Storybook Collection
  • Judy Moody and the Bucket List by Megan McDonald
  • Shadow Hour (Girl at Midnight series) by Melissa Grey
  • Sparky (Dog Diaries Special Edition) by Kate Klimo
  • Thea Sisters and the Mystery at Sea (Thea Stilton Graphic Novel #6)

When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

2016 NEWBERY MEDAL AUTHOR MATT DE LA PEÑA

The Berry Room is pleased and excited to be hosting an author presentation at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 10th, featuring this year’s Newbery Medal winner (and also Caldecott Honor winner), Matt de la Pena, for Last Stop on Market Street. Mr. de la Pena has also written books for the Infinity Ring series, as well as young adult books. This is an exciting opportunity for Fairbanks. Matt de la Peña will talk about his journey from reluctant reader to nationally award-winning author, answer questions, and sign copies of his books. This visit is brought to Fairbanks as part of the Spirit of Reading grant.

MOVIES @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come enjoy free movies on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Sunday, March 13th at 1:30 PM; Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 PM; and Friday, March 18th at 1:30 PM. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the title of the movies being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.

MARCH ACTIVITIES

See details on the library’s web calendar for a host of activities happening during the school spring break from Saturday, March 12th through Sunday, March 20th.

MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Through a generous grant from LEGO and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), we now have more Legos than ever, plus Duplos, too! Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! The March theme is zoom: from race cars to rocket ships. For ages 3 and up.

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FEATURED COLLECTION – AUDIO BOOKS

Did you know there are four ways to access audio books for kids in the Berry Room?

  • 1) books on CD (some books come with a CD, too),
  • 2) books on tape,
  • 3) Portable prerecorded players (all you need are headphones), and
  • 4) downloadable audio books from ListenAlaska (find the ListenAlaska link on the library’s home page).

Audio books are great for long car rides! Ask at the Berry Room Youth Services Desk for assistance in locating these items.

Monthly Berry Room Calendar of Events

Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room desk to add your email address to our monthly distribution list (the calendar is emailed in pdf color version near the end of each month for the following month’s calendar).

Youth Services Department

AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY
(WILLIAM D. BERRY ROOM)

The Noel Wien Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place for children from birth to 18 years old to learn, explore, and enjoy literature through a wide variety of materials and programs.

YOUTH MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO BORROW

Youth collections are housed in three locations at the Noel Wien Library. Fictional materials for children from birth to upper elementary/middle school, as well as some children’s poetry, are located in the William D. Berry Room, immediately to your right as you enter the library and walk past the checkout station. Fictional materials for young adults are located in the Young Adult area at the rear of the library. Non-fiction materials for youth are interfiled with adult materials in the non-fiction area of the library, according to Library of Congress call number.

The youth collections include, but are not limited to:

  • Board books for very young children
  • Picture books, including award-winning Caldecott books
  • Books for beginning readers
  • Chapter books in a variety of genres, including award-winning Newbery books
  • Young adult literature, including award-winning Printz books
  • Large print books for youth
  • Poetry
  • Books in foreign languages (located in the non-fiction section)
  • Audio books (books on tape or CD, “Playaways,” and downloadable books from ListenAlaska)
  • Books containing printed text and a CD
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection
  • Graphic