We are no longer requesting our patrons wear masks. However, for the comfort and safety of everyone, we ask that you be respectful of those still wearing one, and continue to socially distance while in the library.
Welcome to StoryWalk®at Fairbury City Park
A Storywalk® combines physical activity with books to help build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for all! It begins on the southeast side of the Frontier Fun Park near the gravel parking lot. From there, follow the story by walking around the circle!
New at the Storywalk®: Look for the letters on the book pages. String them together to learn the Storywalk Phrase. When you know the phrase, come to the library, tell a librarian, and get a small prize!
“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city, not a creature was stirring…Except for BAD KITTY.”
A greedy Bad Kitty didn’t get all the presents she wanted for Christmas, but after she goes on a Christmas caper across town and through multiple alphabets, she makes a new friend, finds an old friend, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Or not.
Now available to the public! Use our Maker Space equipment to make a gift, buttons or t-shirts for a special event, or just create something for yourself! Ask library staff how you can get started today!
Button maker: Make pin-back buttons, mirrors, or magnets! Other items available upon request.
Laminator: Make a bookmark and luggage tag!
Endurapress: Create a t-shirt design press it onto a t-shirt or other cotton item
ScanNCut: Create t-shirt designs and make crafts. Great for scrapbooking!
3D Printer (available July 15): Choose your print and watch the 3D printer work
Would you like to explore historic editions of the Fairbury Journal-News from the comfort of your home with just your library card? Well, now you can!
The Library is partnering with Newspaper Archives to digitize old issues of the newspaper currently available on microfilm that will then be available through our library’s subscription.
The project was initiated, and partially funded, by a former Fairbury resident. This is not a library funded project, so the remainder of the funds need to be raised through private donations. If you would like to help, donations can be made to the Fairbury Public Library Foundation and dropped off at the library.
DO YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE?!
Thursday, February 10th, the Fairbury Public Library is sponsoring a “Chocolate Lover’s Evening” at the Bonham Theatre including a FREE PROGRAM and CHOCOLATE TASTING CONTEST! Humanities Nebraska speaker and Cultural Historian, Jose Fransico Garcia, will present “How chocolate twice conquered the American continent: A deliciously historical perspective.”
Prior to the presentation, the public is invited to bring their favorite chocolate dish to share! Everyone attending the program will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite chocolate dish. Winner will be announced after the program and receive a $25 Bonham gift card!
Chocolate tasting and contest is from 6-7pm with the Humanities Presentation at 7pm.
Program is FREE and there is no cost to participate in the chocolate tasting contest. Anyone participating in the chocolate tasting contest, please let the library know in advance (402-729-2843) so we can reserve a space for you.
This program funded by Humanities Nebraska, who receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
Our digital library is always open!
All you need is your library card!
In addition to your favorite audiobooks and E-books, Nebraska OverDrive Libraries now include magazines! Explore titles in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, and more! Search for a specific title, or click on the What’s New link in Libby to browse the entire list!
For all your digital book and magazine needs, access your Nebraska Overdrive account through the free Libby App