Monday, June 4, 2007

Sign up for summer fun

Imagine encouraging your children to take to the stage this summer, or to learn about some of Virginia's wild animals by seeing them up close and personal.

Or, just when they are getting hot and bored, wouldn't you like to take them to a puppet or magic show? How about taking in a pirate party? (Everyone is going to be talking like a pirate this summer.)

Got a teen? (Talk about bored!) Maybe it would be OK for your teen to paint a wrist or ankle with henna. The tattoos only last a few weeks, but they are so "coo." Or your budding artist can get creative by painting pottery, or designing their own batik t-shirt, or by taking a workshop on anime/manga art.

Sound like an expensive summer vacation? Surprise! ... It's all free at the library - and, thankfully, you don't have far to drive. An added bonus is that your kids will read this summer - that's a good thing (see May 25 posting).

Registration for the library's summer reading programs is underway. Two eight-week programs are being presented this — one for children and one for teens. Weekly programs and special events, many of which the whole family can enjoy, begin June 16 and continue through Aug. 11.

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library - that's why they are free - and special events for teens are presented with the support of CADRE.