Monday, September 15, 2014

Family Movies Return to Warrenton Library

When you think of the library, you probably think books. Paperbacks, hard backs, large print, books on CD and maybe audio books. But do you think about family movies?  

If not, you should! 

In addition to have a wide selection of great movies for kids, teens and adults on our shelves, each month a great family movie is shown at the Warrenton Library. All family movies are free and we provide the popcorn! The show starts at 1 p.m. 

Here's is the family movie schedule for this fall - mark your calendars! 

Saturday, September 20
Disneynature: Bears
© Walt Disney Pictures 


Saturday, October 18

Monsters, Inc.
© Buena Vista Home Entertainment 


Saturday, November 15

Madeline
© Columbia TriStar Home Video 


Saturday, December 20

The Polar Express
© Warner Home Video


See you at the library! 

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's Library Card Sign-up Month

Every parent wants their child to succeed.

One of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Fauquier County Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. 

Resources at all Fauquier County Public Library locations are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. A wide selection of print and electronic materials, magazines, homework resources and programs for children of all ages are available. 

Students can also use their library cards from home. The Fauquier County Public Library offers access to important educational resources, like Literati by Credo Reference, which includes research topics and free homework help and Tumble Books, interactive books for pre-schoolers and early readers. Students also have access to online SAT, ACT and AP test prep, and will enjoy the convenience of access to many other online tools.

Chose from one of 4 library card designs
Throughout September, individuals will receive a free, gently used book when they sign up for a library card. Library cards are available in four designs: Country Roads, Virginia, the Bealeton Depot and Book-Bot, a fun design for young patrons.  

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Fauquier County Public Library location or apply online

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Story Time is Back!

At least at my house, by the end of summer, we are ready to return to our regular (if there is such a thing!) "routine." If you have school-age children at your house, the first step has probably been taken - the new school year has begun. 

Even if you have younger children, your visits to the library with them can resume their normal routine as well with the return of story times at all Fauquier County Public Library locations.  Our short story time break is over - and we can't wait to see you and your child, starting Monday, August 25. 

We have lots of great books, activities and games planned - so join us! The story time schedule is as follows: 
Monday 
Baby Steps: 10:30 a.m., Warrenton library 

Tuesday 

Half Pints: 10:30 a.m., Warrenton library 
Preschool: 4:30 p.m., John Marshall library 

Wednesday 

Half Pints: 10:30 a.m., Bealeton library 
Toddler: 10:30 a.m., Warrenton library 

Thursday

Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Warrenton library 

Friday 

Preschool: 10:30 a.m., John Marshall library 

Not sure which story time is right for your child? Story time descriptions are available here


See you at the library! 


Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark Your Calendar: Huge Book Sale This Weekend

A huge, one-time-only sale will be held this weekend at the John Barton Payne Building. The sale is hosted by The Book Cellar and will feature non-fiction, reference books and book sets. These items are perfect for independent study and students of all ages. 

Sale hours are: 
Friday, August 22: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 23: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

The Book Cellar is operated by The Friends of the Fauquier Library; all sale proceeds benefit the Fauquier County Public Library and help support library programs and events. 

The John Barton Payne Building is located at 2 Courthouse Square, Old Town Warrenton. 

Happy Reading (and shopping!) 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Back-to-School at Your Library

Whew, what an amazing summer we have had at the library! Participants in our 2014 summer reading program fizzed, boomed and sparked through over 25,600 books. Clearly these kids love to read - they averaged 17 books per participant! Congrats to each and every child and teen who took part. That's a tremendous accomplishment!

We ended the summer reading program with two grand finale programs. Teens had a great time at a grand finale party on Tuesday, August 5. Many prizes were awarded and Samantha won the teen grand prize - a Google Nexus!

Speaking of prizes, many thanks to the local businesses and organizations who support the summer reading program. Their generosity enables us to offer great programs and fun incentives for reading. The sound of the prize wheel is music to our ears! 

Children and families were amazed and inspired at their grand finale on Saturday, August 9 by Lawrence the Magician. Everyone had a great time! 

Now it's time to catch our breath and gear up for an exciting and action packed fall. We're busy planning programs - stay tuned for more details soon. 

Meanwhile, please note that Story Time is on break Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 22. The regular story time schedule will resume on Monday, August 25. We look forward to seeing you then. Until then, here are some great suggestions for books to read to your child

If your child is heading off to kindergarten (mixed emotions for sure!), stop by any Fauquier County Public Library location on Thursday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. for our Kindergarten Kickoff program. Rising kindergartners will enjoy games, stories and activities - all geared to getting them ready for kindergarten. 

Enjoy the last few days of summer and, as always, happy reading!  

Lisa @ the Fauquier County Public Library 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Don't Miss the Summer Reading Program Grand Finales!

The 2014 Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close, but the fun isn't over just yet. Families, children and teens mark your calendars for the finale fun! Don't forget, the last day to log books is Saturday, August 9. 


Teens 
Tuesday, August 5 
Pizza, ice cream, games and a photo op with a Star Wars character. This program for teens has something for everyone. Plus, there will be a grand prize drawing for a Google Nexus tablet. 

Good luck! 



Bealeton Library 
4 p.m. 
John Marshall Library 
6:30 p.m.
John Barton Payne Building 
6:30 p.m.

Children and Families
Saturday, August 9 
Lawrence the Magician will amaze with magic tricks for fans of all ages. Other games and activities for children will make this a grand finale! 

Eva Walker Park (located at Alexandria Pike & Haiti Street, Warrenton) 
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bealeton Library 
Noon - 2 p.m.
John Marshall Library 
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adults 
Literary Elements isn't over yet! Drop off your completed game card at any Fauquier County Public Library location by Saturday, August 9 for your chance to win a grand prize Kindle Fire. Winners will be announced the week of August 10.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Reading Program: This Week's Fun for Kids and Teens

More fun programs are coming this week for children and teens as our 2014 summer reading program continues! 


In addition to the great weekly programs, like Family Movies, Book Buzz, Tween Scene, the Daily Docket and story times, we have exciting special events planned for children and teens. 

Origami Fun 
Monday, July 28
John Barton Payne Bldg., 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30
Bealeton Library, 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 
John Marshall Library, 2 p.m.
Children in 3rd grade and up will enjoy the magic and fun of origami. 
[Experienced origami folders of all ages may attend.]

Teen Movie Night
Tuesday, July 29
5 p.m. at all library locations 
Rising 6th graders and up are invited to Ender's Game. Based on the Orson Scott Card classic sci-fi novel, Ender's Game is a great way to get out of the heat, hang out with your friends and enjoy free popcorn! Enter a drawing for your chance to take home your own copy of this great movie! 
[Note: This movie is rated PG-13]

Don't forget to keep logging your books. Teens can still submit book reviews for more chances to earn prizes. 

Happy Reading! 

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