The Fairbury Public Library is seeking a Children’s Librarian. 40 hrs/wk, $13.66/hr. plus benefits. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, and delivering children’s services under the supervision of the Library Director. Preferred qualifications include two or more years working in a library, ideally in children’s services, and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with some course work in reading and/or children’s literature. Experience in children’s programming may be substituted for education beyond high school diploma. Knowledge and use of basic computer software programs, e-mail and Internet search programs is essential. Must be certified by the Nebraska Library Commission within a year of employment and be able to complete required CE credits to maintain certification. Applicant must be able to stand for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, and lift materials up to 40 pounds. Position requires effective written and verbal communication skills and applicant must enjoy working with the public and be able to work in a kind, courteous, and helpful manner with staff and a variety of patrons. Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET) including but not limited to drug screening and a criminal background check will be required. The City of Fairbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit job application online at www.fairburyne.org. Application deadline August 26. Please contact Library Director, Debbie Aden, at 402-729-2843 for additional information.
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!
Summer is a song.
A green song.
Green on green on green.
Summer also sings
with growing and glowing,
chirping and buzzing,
whirring and humming,
splashing and sprinkling,
and a breeze blowing
grass, leaves, and trees.
Have you ever noticed that everything in the summer sounds like music?
But mostly, play along.
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.
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
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