Thursday, September 9, 2010

The ‘Smartest Card’ best school supply

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and parents are being reminded that a library card is the most important school supply a child could have.

Having a Fauquier County Public Library card has more benefits for everyone than ever before, and, the best part, especially during these tough economic times, is that a library card is free.

Special programs, books and other library materials make a difference in the lives of children, according to the American Library Association (ALA). School-age children benefit from engaging programs and the amazing selections at the library, and students from all backgrounds can become excited and enthusiastic readers.

A Fauquier County Public Library card gives you access to encyclopedias and other reference resources and thousands of magazine and newspaper articles 24/7, ideal for the those last-minute homework assignments.

The library website also features special pages for parents, educators, children and teens with useful information and links organized for quick perusal.

“Our trained professionals help students do better in school by helping them with research projects and pointing them in the right direction to complete homework assignments,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso, “and we light up the imaginations of our youngest patrons with story times and special events. I firmly believe there is something for everyone at the library.

Getting a library card is easy. Apply for one today for your child. See more about the "smartest card."

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