Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cable company tapes at library

The VTS Productions cable crew was at the Warrenton Library taping a spot to let viewers know about the library's upcoming summer reading programs. There are two eight-week programs planned, one for children and one for teens, with programs and events to be held at all Fauquier library locations.

Virginia Trails features weekly programs for children in preschool through fifth grade, special family events, and games and activities that are fun and encourage reading.

Lost … in reading, for teens entering sixth grade or higher, features book discussion, movie, and coffee house programs, and special events such as batik t-shirt creations, mehndi body art, pottery painting, a workshop on anime/manga art and Red Cross babysitting certification classes.

Both programs have events with pirate themes planned, so it was natural for the cable crew to find Pirate Pete (aka Youth Services Librarian Helena Richardson) with his parrot Peggy searching the Warrenton Library stacks for buried treasure. Pirate Pete encountered Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Schultz (played by herself), who told him all about the "treasures" of the reading programs.

Registration for Virginia Trails and Lost ... in reading begins June 1 at all Fauquier libraries and on the library Web site. Programs run June 16 through Aug. 11.

The cable spot will air soon on Fauquier County Government Cable Channel 17, so watch for it. Airing details are forthcoming here.