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Featured Upcoming Events

January 2017

SCIENCE FAIR 101

  • Saturday, January 14th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • The Fairbanks Children’s Museum, the Noel Wien Library, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District present:
    • Science Fair 101
    • For kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.
    • Come up with a science fair topic.
    • Begin your research with library resource materials.
    • Community experts from different fields to help with research.
    • Assistance in organizing information into a cohesive project.
    • 200 regulation display boards available for free.
       

WINTER BREAK FUN @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • WHO LET THE DOGS OUT-DOGGONE FUN ACTIVITY DAY

  • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
  • Tuesday, January 3rd, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Drop-in any time between 10 AM and 5 PM, and get ready to wag your tail, fetch, bark, and have more doggone fun than you can possibly imagine in your wildest doggie dreams! No registration required. Free.
    • DROP-IN PAPER BAG BEAR CAVE CRAFT

    • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
    • Wednesday, January 4th, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
    • Is your favorite teddy bear ready to take a long nap for the cold winter? Build a cave for your favorite stuffed animal! Feel free to bring your favorite small stuffed animal to the library to help you build its perfect home. All materials supplied by the public library. For children ages 3 and up. No registration required.
       

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Friday, January 13th, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 28th, 10:30 AM
  • Monday, January 30th, 10:30 AM
  • 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.
       

PAJAMA STORYTIME

  • Tuesday, January 17th, 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.
       

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Sunday, January 8th, 1:30 PM
    • Pick up a copy of the printed January 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.
       

BRICKTASTIC

  • Sunday, January 15th, 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: dinosaurs—from claws to roars! We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.
       

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

What’s New in the Berry Room

January 2017

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Case of the Wandering Goats (Hank the Cowdog series) by John Erickson
  • Curious George Plays Soccer by H. A. Rey
  • Ship of Secrets (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy 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.

SCIENCE FAIR 101

  • Saturday, January 14th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
  • The Fairbanks Children’s Museum, the Noel Wien Library, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District present:
    • Science Fair 101
    • For kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.
    • Come up with a science fair topic.
    • Begin your research with library resource materials.
    • Community experts from different fields to help with research.
    • Assistance in organizing information into a cohesive project.
    • 200 regulation display boards available for free.
       

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

  • Come enjoy free movies on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium on Sunday, January 8th at 1:30 p.m. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 for the title of the movie being shown. Popcorn munchies served. Auditorium doors open at 1:20 PM.
     

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.
     

FACEBOOK

Don’t forget that the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries are on Facebook. Like us to keep up on current library happenings!

NEW LIBRARY CATALOG

  • (search capability called Enterprise)
  • • downloadable movies,
  • • e-books,
  • • downloadable audiobooks,
  • • music
  • • some databases, and
  • • books, audiobooks and DVDs
  • into one combined search.
  • What were separate searches via ListenAlaska, OneClick, and the new Hoopla are now all part of one catalog. As always, you can access it from home (www.fnsblibrary.org). You can email and text lists to yourself. Try it out for yourself.
     

FEATURED BERRY ROOM COLLECTION – SCIENCE FAIR BOOKS

  • Ask at either the Berry Room desk or the Reference desk for assistance in locating books for science fair projects. We have many books covering experiments in chemistry, physics, weather, and general science experiments, just to name a few science topics.
     

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)
  • Books containing printed text and a CD
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD-ROM educational software
  • Music audio CDs
  • Non-fiction books
  • Paperback browsing collection
  • Graphic