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Featured Upcoming Events

April 2017

EARTH DAY @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Sunday, April 23rd, 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • Celebrate Earth Day with the University of Alaska Arctic Research Center, in conjunction with NASA. There will be a variety of activities and games, led by UAF scientists and educators. Activities include citizen science, art, climate change games, and an augmented reality sandbox.
     

STAY HEALTHY STORYTIME

  • Monday, April 24th, 10:30 AM
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
  • Come for fun stories, activities, and a craft all about staying healthy.
    A public health nurse will be our special guest.
    For families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers!
     

BRICKTASTIC

  • Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
  • Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. This month our theme is gadgets! We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.
     

EVENING FAMILY PAJAMA STORYTIME

  • Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
  • Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuff animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.
     

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Monday, April 3rd, 10:30 AM
  • Monday, April 10th, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, April 15th, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30 PM
  • 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, 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.
     

PARENTS AND TWOS

  • Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
    (April 5, 12, 19, and 26)
  • Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
    (April 6, 13, 20, and 27)
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
  • A sweet little storytime for two year olds and a parent or caregiver. Advanced registration is required for each monthly series. Call 459-1052 during the library’s open hours, or stop by in person, to register for the four-week April series. Spaces are limited in each session.
     

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Sunday, April 30th, 1:30 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • Pick up a copy of the printed April Berry Room calendar for information on the movie being shown, or call 459-1052. The movie is shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.
     

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

April 2017

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Angel (Puppy Place series) by Ellen Miles
  • Big Day for Baseball (Magic Treehouse series) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Humphrey’s Treasure Hunt Trouble by Betty G. Birney
  • Silver Mask (Magisterium series) by Holly Black
  • Tiny Tim (Dog Diaries series) by Kate Klimo
  • We’ll Bite Your Tail, Geronimo (Geronimo Stilton Spacemice series)
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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.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Come enjoy free movies on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Sunday, March 12th at 1:30 p.m., and Friday, March 17th at 1:30 p.m. 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.
     

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

  • Come to the library to check out our great selection of poetry for children and young adults (and adults, too!). Write your own poem and share it with family or friends.
     

MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

  • Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! For ages 3 and up.
     

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

  • The library welcomes visits by public school, private school, and homeschool groups, daycares and preschools, scouting and church groups, education classes, and other groups interested in children’s programs and literature. The Berry Room can provide tours, storytimes, book discussions, and more. Contact the Berry Room staff at (907) 459-1052 or email us to schedule a visit.
     

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).

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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