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MOTHER MOOSE

Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 29th, 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.


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Celebrate National Library Week during April 13 to 19th. Our theme this year is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”

History
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.

Dates:
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


Self-Checkout is Coming to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Libraries!

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.
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FREE TAX PREPARATION 2014

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.

Tax Aide 2014 Schedule


Seuss-themed Preschool Storytime

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.