Celebrate National Library Week during April 13 to 19th. Our theme this year is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious. They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.”
In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!”
National Library Week was observed again in 1959, and the ALA Council voted to continue the annual celebration. When the National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, ALA assumed full sponsorship.
National Library Week is observed each year in April, generally the second full week.
2015 – April 12-18
2016 – April 10-16
2017 – April 9-15
Currently, we are installing RFID tags in the library’s collection, in preparation for a self –checkout system. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. RFID tags are “smart” bar code labels that can talk to the library’s computer system. The tags can tell our computer system when an item is checked out, and when it is returned. You may have heard that there are concerns about privacy in relation to RFID tags. The only information available on the RFID tag is the item’s barcode number. We will continue to apply tight security with regard to our patron database.
Free tax preparation and electronic filing for tax year 2013 for federal income-tax-payers in Fairbanks.
No age limit. – No income limit. – No AARP membership required.
Assistance provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please see the attached document for dates and times.
Come to a Dr. Seuss-themed Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, March 4th at 10:30 AM in the Berry Room. There will be a special Dr. Seuss craft and snack time afterwards from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Auditorium.
Parents & Twos is a sweet little storytime for two-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Advanced registration is required. Sign-up for the March 2014 series will begin on Monday, February 24th. Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 during the library’s open hours, or come in person, to register for the four-week March 2014 series.
Library: Noel Wien Public Library
Contact: The Berry Room
Contact Number: (907) 459-1052