March 2017: Issue No. 16

Dear Library Community,
Thursday, March 2nd, was Dr. Seuss's birthday - a day on which libraries and schools across the nation acknowledge one of the world's most celebrated children's authors with Read Across America Day activities. We did our fair share of celebrating here in the library with a story time, craft and a very special visit from the fox, star of Seuss's classic Fox in Socks.  
I love Read Across America Day because of the pure joy children and adults get from reading stories to each other.  Like one of the students I had the privilege of reading to observed, when discussing Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat , "I learned that the characters in these books are encouraging each other to have fun, that's the common story line!" And, that is our common theme; we want you to have fun at the library, read stories to each other and learn something new.  The legacy of Dr. Seuss lives on, not just on Read Across America Day, but everyday at the library. 
Please enjoy some snapshots below! 

Kristin Nelson, Library Director

Music Performance

**Audience members will be eligible to win tickets
to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Historic Village at Allaire just for attending! 

New Jersey Makers Day

What: Electricity and Electronics*

When: Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Who: Children 8 to 12 years old
Registration is required.
 A Fairview Library Card in good standing is required to register and can only be done in person.

*A very special 3 hour workshop on Electricity and Electronics using 5eBoard™, often referred to as "LEGO for electronics projects," is a brand new platform for STEM education, DIY projects, and product prototyping.
This program is FREE, however, take-home kits are available to purchase after the program for $36.00.
 (cash or check only; make checks payable to the Fairview Public Library).
What else: Finch Robot Demo
When: Saturday, March 25th at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Who: Children 8 to 12 years old and Teens 12 to 18 years old
Registration is required.
 Pictured: Our Finch Robot
Registration Opens March 1, 2017

March Events 
There are many events to look forward to this month, please visit 
the calendar  for more details.

Origami projects: Munna (from Pokémon), bear, goldfish and hamster made by students on March 3, 2017 at Origami Club

Upcoming Library Closings - April 2017
The library will be closed on:
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Good Friday