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Featured Upcoming Events

February 2016

BRICKTASTIC

Sunday, February 21st, 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 buildings—from subways to skyscrapers! We provide the toy bricks (we have even more now!), you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.

ICE AGE

Sunday, February 7th, 2:00 PM

Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Presented in collaboration with the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Learn about the Ice Age, create Ice Age art with a museum educator, and listen to an Ice Age story.

EVENING FAMILY PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, February 16th, 7:00 PM

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 for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

MOTHER MOOSE

Friday, February 5th, 10:30 AM

Friday, February 12th, 10:30 AM

Saturday, February 20th, 10:30 AM

Tuesday, February 23rd, 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 several short stories, 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, January 1th, 7:00 p.m.

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.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Friday, February 5th, 1:30 PM

Sunday, February 28th, 1:30 PM

Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed February 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 at 1:20 PM.

SCHOOL’S OUT FUN: “SILLY” PLAY DAY

Tuesday, February 16th – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room

If you’re a fan of silly characters, such as Amelia Bedelia, Captain Underpants, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, or Mo Willem’s Pigeon, join us for some silly, funny, or otherwise outlandish do-it-yourself activities this afternoon! For ages 3 and up.

AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S AUTHORS VISITING IN MARCH

Watch for information about upcoming children’s author visits in March. 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 – be sure and mark it on your calendar to come! This visit is brought to Fairbanks as part of the Spirit of Reading grant.

Mary Shaw, author of the popular Brady, Brady hockey picture books, will be in town in early March, and will be presenting at the Noel Wien Library the evening of Thursday, March 3rd.

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

February 2016

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Cheese Experiment (Geronimo Stilton series)
  • Famouse Fjord Race (Geronimo Stilton Micekings series)
  • Phantom of the Theater (Creepella Von Cacklefur/Geronimo Stilton series)
  • Sea Monster Surprise (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice series)
  • Christmas Turkey Disaster (Hank the Cowdog series) by John Erickson
  • Crook and the Crown (Mermaid Tales series) by Debbie Dadey
  • Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends series) by Tui Sutherland
  • Dead of Night (Survivors: The Gathering Darkness series)
  • Land of Stories #5 by Chris Colfer
  • Legend of the Irish Castle (Boxcar Children series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come enjoy free movies on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Friday, February 5th; and Sunday, February 28th; both 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.

AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S AUTHORS VISITING IN MARCH

Watch for information about upcoming children’s author visits in March. 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 – be sure and mark it on your calendar to come! This visit is brought to Fairbanks as part of the Spirit of Reading grant. Mary Shaw, author of the popular Brady, Brady hockey picture books, will be in town in early March, and will be presenting at the Noel Wien Library the evening of Thursday, March 3rd.

CELEBRATE “TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY” DAY

Bring your child to the library on Saturday, February 6th. Apply for a library card for children 6 years old or older; Play “I Spy” with the Alaskan Fairy Tale Mural; use the Berry Room Self Checkout Kiosk; play on the Early Literacy computers; or participate in some simple crafts for kids from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

There are several “no school days” in February – Friday, February 5th, and Tuesday, February 16th. Visit the Berry Room for fun activities on those days. Join us also for a special program with the University of Alaska Museum of the North on the Ice Age, and a program with the North Star Imagination Library for a preschool family fun night. See details on the library’s web calendar.

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 February theme is buildings – from subways to skyscrapers. For ages 3 and up.

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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).

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