Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's Christmas at the library

Several Christmas events are planned at Fauquier County public libraries for December.

Start your Christmas decorations
The earliest, a craft program for children at the Warrenton Library, will get underway shortly after the Warrenton town parade concludes, around noon on Saturday, Dec. 1. Drop in to make a Christmas craft and get inspired to begin decorating your home for the season.

Warm up after the Bealeton parade
The Bealeton community parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade route begins and ends near the Bealeton Library, and parade awards will be presented at the library afterward. Everyone is invited to meet library staff, including new Bealeton Library Branch Manager Natalie Swart, and warm up while becoming acquainted, or reacquainted, with the Bealeton Library.

Santa Claus is coming to the library
Santa will visit all three Fauquier County public libraries, and families are invited to enjoy Christmas stories and visit with the old guy. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Enjoy holiday books
Check out the library's multitude of Christmas books for all ages or just take a look at suggested fiction and mystery titles for adults. (Go ahead and reserve your choices while you're there.)

Also, library staff have compiled lists of books recommended for giving as gifts this year. The lists have been prepared based on age level: adult, young adult (for sixth- through 12th-grade students), and children. The next time you are at the library, ask for lists to take with you when you go shopping.

Give the gift of giving
If you'd like to donate new books to the library, visit its Amazon wish list. Place your order today so the library recieves its gift from you by Christmas.