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Featured Upcoming Events

October 2014

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Tuesday, October 21st, 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 for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.

MOTHER MOOSE

Thursday, October 2nd, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, October 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 25th, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 28th, 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.

HALLOWEEN HOWL

Friday, October 31st, 10:30 AM
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Wear your costume and get set to howl at this special Halloween storytime for 3-6 year olds. No registration is required.

BRICKTASTIC

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

Join us for our 2nd meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun. We will have a speed build, and a longer build that will feature spaceships. We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 5 and up.

MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Sunday, October 19th, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed October 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 p.m.

NO SCHOOL DAY: SCIENCE DAY @ THE LIBRARY

Monday, October 27th, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Didn’t get enough science this summer during our summer reading program? Come today for an encore of some do-it-yourself science exploration. For ages 3 and up. No registration is required.

NO SCHOOL DAY: PAPER BAG OWL DROP-IN CRAFT

Tuesday, October 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Berry Room

Stop by any time between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to make a life-size Great Horned Owl! All materials supplied by the public library. 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

October 2014

NEW BOOK RELEASES

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

  • Spirit Animals – Book 7 by Marie Lu
  • American Girl – Girl of the Year 2015 by Mary Casanova
  • Big Nate Lives It Up by Lincoln Peirce

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

Sunday, October 19th, 1:30 p.m.
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Pick up a copy of the printed October 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 p.m.

I SPY DISPLAY CASE

If you like the popular I Spy books by Walter Wick, try the I Spy display in the Berry Room in October. See how many things you can spy!

NORTH POLE LIBRARY USERS

We’ve got you covered. While the North Pole Branch Library transitions from its old facility on Snowman Lane to its wonderful new building on NPHS Blvd. during the month of October, come in to Fairbanks to check out what the Noel Wien Library can offer you in the meantime. We’d be glad to see you!

FACEBOOK

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries are back on Facebook. Like us to keep up on current library happenings!

BRICKTASTIC

We’re continuing our popular toy brick building program this month. Join us on the 3rd Sunday in October (October 19th) at 2:00 p.m.

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