Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Appalachian stories, songs entertain families

Storyteller Granny Sue will entertain families with Appalachian folktales and songs in celebration of Children's Book Week at two Fauquier County public libraries this month.

The programs are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the John Barton Payne Building, and at 1 p.m. that same day at the Bealeton Library. There is no admission fee.

Educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated Children's Book Week since 1919. Today the Children's Book Council continues the tradition of celebrating children's books and the love of reading by encouraging storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book-related events.

The library has numerous book lists in print to help parents find books suitable for their children and library staff are always on hand to assist.

The library's Web site features pages especially for children, parents and educators that provide information on library programs, homework helps, online book lists linked directly to the library catalog, story time tips, and the American Library Association's guides to Internet advice and more than 700 Web sites for and about kids.

Kiddosphere is a wonderful blog offering book, CD, DVD, and video reviews, cool links, and library program announcements.