Library Services

The Fairview City Library has much more to offer than just books, audiobooks, and movies!  Many libraries are more than just things to read or watch or listen to!  Many libraries bridge the digital divide, providing free digital services that some may not otherwise have access to.

Curbside PickUp: Starting November 1, 2021, we will offer a curbside pickup and returns service! Just call the library during normal business hours with your request and a call back number.  Our staff will get right on your request and call you back with a pickup time!  (580)-227-2190.

Paperback Library: We offer a limited selection of paperback and hardback books for community  members and visitors to take with them, free and clear.  There is no need to return the books, and no need to bring any to replace them.  You don’t need to be a patron of the library, either.

Snack Shack: Our library offers a  place for patrons to have a quick snack during their busy day. The Snack Shack is available from 12pm-1pm and 330pm-430pm Monday through Friday, unless we are having a program or working on a staff project.  Outside these hours and events, patrons are welcome to work with Staff in scheduling meetings, or using the space for quiet study and work. Patrons are asked not to bring outside snacks or meals with them.

Free Wifi, Computers, & Devices: We have Wifi available 24/7 on building grounds.  After hours Wifi use may be subject to local loitering laws. We also have computers, laptops, and iPads for the free use of our community members and visitors.  You may be asked to sign an internet form, but otherwise there is no charge except for printing.  Our Wifi is CIPA compliant, and filters any device connected to it. If you find that you cannot access a website, please ask Staff during normal business hours. Changes are not guaranteed, and may not be able to be done.  Our iPads do not connect to the internet, and only have games on them, so our junior patrons are able to use them.

Study Rooms: We have two small glassed in study rooms available by either appointment or on a first come, first served walk-in basis.  These rooms have a table, two chairs, plug in, and internet cable.  Appointments will be honored over walk-ins, and walk-ins may be asked to relocate fifteen  minutes or more prior to scheduled appointments.

Device Help & Digital Basics Tutorials: If your phone is a mystery to you, or if you find yourself wondering just what the big deal is about email or FaceBook, don’t hesitate to call our Staff and arrange an appointment! We’ll show you what you need to know, and go at your speed!  Just bring your device and cords, and your willingness to learn!

Free eBooks:  Our library is part of a state consortium of smaller libraries around Oklahoma that participate in the OK Virtual Library.  All you need to do is call or come by.  You need to be a member of our library first, but that’s easy to do and does not cost you anything! We will get you signed up, and let you know your OK Virtual Library account information.  You will need to download either the Libby App, or the OverDrive App. Library Staff can guide you through the process in person or by phone.

Look for our next post, continuing the many services our library offers!  Story Times, Family Friendly Programming, Annual Summer Reading Program, Book Club, Genealogy Help, and Local Files on Microfilm!

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Paperback Library!

September 30, 2021

Come in and check out our Paperback Library!  The books here are for you to take, free, no membership or library sign-up  needed!  There is quite a variety here, and not all of them are paperbacks!  Please come on in and pick one up today!  Maybe for a weekend read, or for traveling…. or just because!

 

Also, don’t forget to check out our latest Classic Children’s Stories book and craft kit! You can find the videos of these on our FB page! They are adapted from out of copyright stories by our library staff, and read by our own Crystal Jackson, Children’s Librarian!

Tamara Cornelsen, Library Director

 

October 2021

September 27, 2021
Here’s a look at our upcoming October books – consider them large print unless they are in italics! Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is a title or author you would like to see in our collection! I promise, I do listen to recommendations!
Tamara Cornelsen, Library Director

NON-FICTION
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, by Garrett Graff
The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story, by Cara Robertson

FICTION
Spin: Captain Chase, Book 2, by Patricia Cornwell (PS, this is sci-fi)
Cul-de-sac, by Joy Fielding (I know, a new book by Joy! Yay!)
Independent Bones, by Caroline Haines (doing some catching up, guys)
The Forest of Vanishing Stars, by Kristin Harmel
The Final Girl Support Group, by Grady Hendrix (new author, let know what you think!)
Pack Up the Moon, by Kristan Higgins
Klara & and Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro (YA Sci-Fi dystopian)
The Third Grave: Reed & Gillette Book 4, by Lisa Jackson
High Stakes (no series) by Iris Johansen
The Morgans: Morgan Family Book 1, by William Johnstone (Western Fiction)
Such A Quiet Place, by Megan Miranda
Night Music, by Jojo Moyes (yay, another from Jojo!)
The Bone Code: Temperance Brennan ‘Bones’ Book 20, by Kathy Reichs (PS, this is a TV series)
Forgotten in Death: In Death Book 53, by JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman
One Bright Christmas: Cape Light #21, by Katherine Spencer/Thomas Kinkaid (yay! Back to Mitford!)
The Magician by Colm Toibin (think fictionalized biography of Thomas Mann)
No Journey Too Far: McAlister Family Book 2, by Carrie Turansky (The McAlisters are back!)
Class Act: Stone Barrington Book 58, by Stuart Woods

Fairview City Library Board of Trustees

OUR LIBRARY BOARD: A board of 5 trustees, appointed by the City Council, guides the library operations. The Fairview City Library Board of Trustees meets in open session on the 3rd Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November beginning at 4:00 pm in the Library. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. If you have any questions or concerns you would like to raise with the Library Board, please contact the Fairview City Library, 580-227-2190.

Fairview City Library Board:

ChairPerson: Mary Lee Stecklein, 2019-2022

Vice ChairPerson: Lavonda White, 2019-2023

Secretary: Karen Murphy, 2019-2022

Member: Bev Heinrichs, 2019-2021

Member: (pending Council approval) Tanya Roberts, 2022-2024

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: The Friends Of The Library is a volunteer group of women and men who are interested in the development and progress of the library services in Fairview. They conduct fundraisers, assist the library staff and provide improvements to the library for the use and benefit of the Citizens. The Friends meet the third Tuesday at 6:00 pm in January, March, May, August, and October. If you are interested in becoming a Friend Of The Library, please join us at the next meeting or talk with any of the library staff.