Friday, September 12, 2008

New collection highlighted during Constitution Week

Fauquier County Public Library recently received a free collection of books for children and teens, the fifth annual We the People Bookshelf from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

This year's collection, inspired by the 2009 bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, will be displayed during Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, at all Fauquier libraries.

The library is among 3,000 public and school libraries that received the books for young readers (K-12). The books are related to this year’s “Created Equal” theme. Spanish translations accompany four of the selected titles.

The library is presenting a series of programs and events to raise awareness of the collection and engage children, teens and adults with the “created equal” theme from now through April 2009.

The Bookshelf is awarded through the NEH We the People program, which supports projects that strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.

Check out the We the People Bookshelf collection, more at the library, and links to related sites.