Berry Room (Children's Room)

March 2021 Monthly Activities FB Post - newer final

Spring Break Take Home Craft/Activity Bags

8AM MARCH 4th UPDATE:  EVENT FULL

[Look for more fun activities this summer as part of our Summer Reading Program.]

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Limited Quantity.  

Craft/Activity Bag pick up will take place on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, at Noel Wien Library and the North Pole Branch Library.



Give Peeps A Chance - Spring Break Food/Art Take Home Activity

5PM MARCH 2ND UPDATE: EVENT FULL

[Look for more fun activities this summer as part of our Summer Reading Program.]

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Limited Quantity.  Registration begins March 2nd.

Peeps Kit pick up will take place on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, at Noel Wien Library.

Watch virtual storytimes and other virtual programs:
Pancake Day Video - Click here! 
Toy Parachute Making Video - Click here!
Tuesday Travels With Big-T - Click here! 
Visit the library's YouTube Channel:  Click here!
Coming Soon:  More Children's Book Lists, Program Updates, and more!

Need books or other materials?

The Berry Room staff will select or gather items for you:
  • Fetch: Tell us about what you enjoy and Berry Room staff will pick books, DVDs, and other materials just for you, or request us to "fetch' specific items from the collection. 
  • Grab-and-Go Bundles:  surprise grab bag of popular children's materials at a variety of levels.

Resources for Children

Links to helpful web sites for children.
  • Live Homework Help, via the Alaska State Library.
  • Tumblebooks contains animated, talking picture books for beginners, chapter books with narration, and ebooks to read online--some available in Spanish and French. Also find a variety of National Geographic videos and a section with puzzles and games.

Early Literacy Resources

  • Alaska's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten:   a challenge which encourages family bonding while helping young children to develop the skills that will help them become successful lifelong readers.
  • Ready Raven:  a preschool readiness program for 4- and 5-year olds, provided through the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Berry Room Features and Amenities

  • Cheryl Bidwell Story Garden – an outdoor discovery garden that is an activity area designed to encourage children to explore their surroundings and use their imaginations. The garden can also be used for storytimes, family picnics, and outdoor activities related to literature and learning involving small children. The goal is to provide intellectual stimulation using textures, sounds, puzzles, and places to explore.  
  • An Alaskan Fairy Tale mural by William D. Berry and Trina Schart Hyman - an epic mural which covers an entire wall of the Berry Room, featuring a colorful array of animals, people, and scenery.
  • An Alaskan Birch Grove - three local artists (John Bartlett, Melinda Mattson, and Janlee Irving) combined their talents to create this indoors woodland scene, featuring birch trees and fabric birds and creatures, that complements the mural. The four seasons are represented. 
  • AWE early literacy computers for children.
  • Animals in the Berry Room – Winston the turtle and many fish!
For more information, contact Susan Jones, Youth Services Librarian, at susan.jones@fnsb.gov.