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Featured Upcoming Events

September 2014

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, September 12th, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 20th, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, September 22nd, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 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.

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 p.m.
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.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Sunday, September 28th, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed September 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 10 minutes prior to start of movie.

CELEBRATE AMERICA

Sunday, September 14th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee:
How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
Join author and former Fairbanksan Claire Rudolf Murphy for a program based on her recent book My Country, ‘Tis of Thee. Claire will also be sharing new verses submitted by local students, in an audience sing-a-long. There will be Book Sales and Author Book Signing at the end of the program. A reception will follow the program.

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, September 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Join us for an hour of brick building fun. We will have a speed build, and a longer build that will feature creatures. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

NO SCHOOL DAY: DRAGON TRAINING SKILLS ACADEMY

Monday, September 29th, 2:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Think you have what it takes to become a fully qualified Dragon Trainer? Find out at the library’s How to Train Your Dragon Skill Day.
Enter the Berk Dragon Training Academy to test your dragon knowledge, practice dragon training skills, create your Viking armor, then put yourself to the Trainer’s Challenge. For school-aged children. No registration required.

NO SCHOOL DAY: DRAGON DAY @ THE LIBRARY

Monday, September 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Have you ever wanted to breathe fire and have wings? Come to the Berry Room at the Noel Wien Library any time between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM for many dragon activities, crafts, and a fabulous photo op, too! For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

FALL PROGRAMS

The Berry Room is resuming its regular schedule of fall programs in late August. Preschool Storytime will resume on Tuesday, August 26th, and continue on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and Wednesdays at 1:30 PM. Join us for this free, fun program for 3 to 5 year olds. No registration is required.

We also offer Mother Moose (for babies and toddlers up to 23 months), Parents & Twos (just for two-year-olds), and Pajama Storytime. Visit the Calendar of Events on the library’s main web page for dates and times.

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

September 2014

THANKS FOR A GREAT SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Thank you and congratulations to all the participants in the public library’s Fizz Boom Read! or Spark A Reaction (Young Adult) Summer Reading Programs. If you completed all the reading for your booklet, don’t forget to stop by the Berry Room by Saturday, August 23rd, with your validated coupon to pick up the free book you’ve earned, and to guess how many beads are in the Berry Room display case containers (representing the total number of books read by children and young adults this summer). Lots of great books were read, lots of fun programs were presented, and lots of prizes were won.

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy by Disney
  • Completely Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  • Burning Horizon (Seekers: Return To The Wild #5) by Erin Hunter
  • Storm of Dogs (Survivors #6) by Erin Hunter
  • 39 Clues: Doublecross #1
  • Next Top Villain (Ever After High series) by Suzanne Selfors
  • I’m A Scaredy-Mouse (Cavemice #7) by Geronimo Stilton
  • Magical Crafts Fairies by Daisy Meadows

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.

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)
  • Bookbags with picture books and an audio cassette
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio cassettes and CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection