Lots of planning for Triple F Days going on in Fairfield! We have a few ideas so far. We will have our pancake feed (free will donations) and vendors at the auditorium. We are planning a scavenger hunt, movie, and possible water games for the kids. We will post soon our final plans for our part of Triple F Days. If you have any ideas or would like to help us by sponsoring your time or donations towards the kids games, just give one of our board members or librarians a call. Board members are Nancy Bischoff, Beth Shipman, Diann Gentry, Susan Short, David Francis, Tysha Francis, and Stephanie Haack. Thank you to everyone who has supported the library and its events!
Free Movie Night at the Fairfield Auditorium! Friday, July 17th at 7pm. We will be playing American Sniper. It is about U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. This movie is Rated R and is not recommenced for kids. Bring your own chairs, snacks, and drinks. The movie ends around 9:15pm. Thank you to all those who came to last Friday’s free movie! Next month we will be having two more movie nights….teenage turtles?? galaxy guardians? We will see….
Bring your own chairs, blankets, snacks, drinks w/lids or whatever to get comfortable for The Lego Movie! This is a free event sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sign in will be open at 6:30pm. and the movie will begin at 7pm. The Lego Movie is Rated PG. We ask that all children under 10yrs have adult supervision.
We had our library board meeting today. We welcome David Francis as a new member. Thank you goes out to Angie Ridgway and Thelma Soucie for many years of volunteer work at the library as library board members. We have made our plans for Triple F Days on August 15th.
Pancake Feed 8-10:30am at the Auditorium
Serving pancakes with country ham
Vendor show 8am – 2pm at the Auditorium
Scavenger Hunt for the kids 11am until noon starts at library
(will be going around town on this hunt)
Movie 1-3pm at the library for the kids, movie to be announced
Water Balloon Wars for the kids 3pm -until we run out
of balloons at the Auditorium
Any donations to any of the events is welcomed!
We will be having Movie Night on July 10th at the Auditorium and this one will be a kids movie. The July 17th movie will be more for adults. More information to come.
Here’s a list of our audio books on cd that we just received on loan. Play them while cooking, while the kids are gaming,
when you are cleaning the house, or driving the car to work…come give them a try today!
For kids 6-12yrs:
Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree by Lauren Tarshis
The Penderwicks, a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall
Ophie out of Oz by Kathleen O’Dell
Things not seen by Andrew Clements
Pants on fire by Meg Cabot
The sisterhood of the traveling pants by Ann Brashares
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
For the adults:
Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
Fast track by Fern Michaels
Two for Texas by James Lee Burke
Reilly’s Luck by Louis L’Amour
Split Image by Robert B. Parker
The Fellowship of the ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
We also are announcing that we have joined OverDrive! Our Patrons can now enjoy Ebooks thru our library and this great resource. The kids can access it on their computers and Ipads from school also. If you would like to access this service, please call or stop in to register for your library card and information on how to use OverDrive on your device. We look forward to helping you enjoy relaxing and reading a good book today!
The Library Board had alot to discuss today. We did not have a June meeting due to illness, so no old business was reviewed. The new mission statement was approved and is as follows: “The mission of the Fairfield Public Library is to become a center of resources to nurture imagination, inspire learning, empower individuals, and enrich the community.” Three additional policies were approved, Advocacy, Confidentiality of patron records, and Emergency & safety. Triple F Days is August 16th so the annual pancake feed for the library was planned out. Pancakes, country ham, eggs, coffee, or tang will be served 8am-10am at the city auditorium. There will be a drawing for kids, teens, and adults to sign up for for a $25 gift certificate to the Prairie Books & gifts store towards a book of their choice. The Library is 100 years old this year and we will have movies at the library 1pm-5pm in celebration. Snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be cupcakes and sidewalk chalk for the kids to draw on the walks to help celebrate. Glow in the dark bracelets will be given out to all the kids. The front entry way is need of repairs, the library received 1 bid for the project and will be asking the city if they wish to have more bids. The library plaque to honor the librarians of Fairfield has been tabled for the next meeting. We are having a hard time finding anyone locally to do the plaque. Our new bookdrop is up and will be receiving a new faceplate soon. We have a wonderful volunteer who wants to help the library by cleaning it once a week, we are very grateful for her service to the library! The library will be offering laminating services for 81/2 x 11 sheets for $1.50 and business size cards for $.75 per sheet. The library will be purchasing a new emergency kit this month. The library voted to join the local community club to show its support of their activities in our community. Budget time is here so we will be planning the next year’s budget during July. The kid and teen sections of the library has been painted and now on to the adult side….blue is the popular choice! The library is working on a brochure that will detail its services. The next meeting will be August 8th.