We are open!

Fairview Public Library has resumed its regular hours. Patrons are allowed in the library but we are limiting capacity to six patrons at a time to ensure social distancing. Social distancing and masks are required.

Our copy and fax machines are up and running! Black and white copies are 25 cents, full color copies are $1 and fax transmission is $1 per page.

New books arrive every week! Interlibrary loan is also working again, giving our patrons access to books from every library in the system

Hope to see you soon!

Our Summer Reading kickoff begins May 1st with the whimsical, “Tails and Tales” theme! We have information available for how to obtain merit badges for each of our three monthly themes that fall under the “Tails and Tales” umbrella. There will be a badge for Fairy Tales (May), Animal Stories (June), and Campfire Tales (July)! Each participant will receive a tote bag to attach the badges to once earned (if they’d like) and their choice of a new book! The new theme information will be released on Facebook at the beginning of each respective month during summer reading.

Stop in at the library and check our Facebook Page for further updates and information on how to obtain these merit badges.

Adopt a Book!

The Adopt-a-book program makes it easy for you to help build the Library’s collection! Whether it is in memoriam or a tribute to a birthday, anniversary, or other special day, your donation enable us to add books that enrich lives to our collection. Adopt a book in honor of someone special-don’t forget that you are special too!

If you adopt a book, we will:

  • acknowledge your donation with a bookplate
  • honor or memorialize a loved one with a bookplate
  • You will be the first to read it, even if the book has a waiting list!
  • Receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation

How to adopt a book:

Fill out an adoption form at the Circulation Desk or, once you have selected the book you’d like to adopt from this linkhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/16lX4hMb639h6ygREBLBNniPFF1uTKZeDup_VkZKNt-E/edit?usp=sharing , send an email to the director (director@fairviewlibrary.org) giving us the following information:

  • Name of person adopting
  • Title of the Adopted Book
  • If a memorial adoption, name of the person(s) for the “In Memory” bookplate
  • If an “In Honor” adoption, name of the person(s) fo rthe “In honor of” bookplate
  • Address for us to send the acknowledgement, if desired
  • Mail or bring in your payment of $15 for children’s books, or $20 for adult books. We accept cash, check, money order, or PayPal through our website.
  • The selected book will be processed into the collection as soon as it is available, with a personalized bookplate affixed.

Virtual Crafts and More

Hello, Fairview Friends! We are continuing virtual programming for children with a to-go craft (pick up at the library to follow along with virtually via Facebook Live) every other weekend, and a preschool story time on the opposite weekends. For the rest of this month the virtual programming runs as follows:

4/10/2021: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 am

4/17/2021: To-go Kids Craft-Painted Garden Rocks 9:30 am

4/24/2021: Preschool Story Time at 9:30 am

Library Stacks Treasure Hunt!

Avast, hearties!!! Fairview Library is running a month-long during open hours (through April 3rd) Treasure Hunt in our stacks. There is an adult version and a children/Family version. Information, answer sheets, and first clues are all on the bulletin board in our entryway. Pens and pencils are available at the circulation desk. Each person who participates and completes their answer sheet will find treasure (win a prize) at the end!

Biweekly Kids Story time

Join Miss Cherie for a kids story time tomorrow (Saturday 2/13) at 9:30 am on Facebook Live. We will be reading the books in the photo above.

The next one will be 2/27 at 9:30 am.

We will read stories, sing songs, and have fun!

Library Littles Craft

Each week there will be a simple craft in the children’s room for any of our Library Littles who visit the library and wish to do it. It is a self-guided craft, meaning parents and kids will do it independently using the instructions, materials and example provided.  Any shareable materials will be sanitized between uses.

Biweekly Take-home Kids Craft

We are still supplying bi-weekly take-home Kids Craft kits that you can pick up at the library during open hours! Our current one is a Paint-Your-Own cloth mask. The tutorial video is up on our Facebook Page.

A new Craft Kit (making photo cards for loved ones) will be available starting next Friday, February 19th, during open hours.

We are not accepting book donations at this time

**Please note: we are NOT accepting book donations at this time! This includes leaving boxes of books on our porch (which there are signs asking people not to do), and dropping bags of them inside the library.

You can help us clear more room by stopping in and buying some of the awesome books for sale in our lobby! 😊 Tell a friend! They make fabulous gifts and stocking stuffers, and we have a great variety**

We are always grateful to people for wanting to save/share books (we understand—really!) and for thinking of us, but we have absolutely no room to store extra books right now. Please find other ways to share your books with those who might need them.

Here are some ideas (with the exception of “local libraries”) for you to try in the link below. And as always, before showing up with books at a charity or business, it’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure they are needed there. Even thrift stores are often overrun with book donations, so please call in advance!

20 Places to Donate Used Books