Thursday, August 27, 2009

Using a library card helps school performance

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so it is a perfect time to be reminded that studies show that children who use the library and who read, or are read to at home, perform better in school. They are also more likely to continue to use the library as a source for a satisfying lifetime of learning according the American Library Association (ALA).

There is no age requirement to register for a library card at Fauquier County Public Library, and many parents enjoy giving their children the thrill and responsibility of owning their own "charge card," one that lets them borrow books, movies, music, and more.

As an added incentive, children and teens who apply for a new library card and then show it to a staff member at the library reference desk this month will be given a prize.

Library cards are free for those who work or live in Fauquier County and the application only takes a few minutes to complete. To apply for a card, stop at any Fauquier library or complete an application online.

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