Monday, November 22, 2010

Benefit the library while you are shopping

This is the time of year many organizations make a final year-end push for your donation. The library would love to have your donation too, but if you don't have time to explore the many ways to give to the library right now, there is a simple way to help while you are doing your online holiday shopping.

This season, and in fact, all year round, start your shopping by going to the Wowbrary page. By using this link to, you signal to the online retailer to donate a percentage of your purchases to the library, and they won’t charge you anything extra. This is a simple and fun way to support the library and a wonderful way to benefit people in your community for years to come.

See more ways to benefit the library.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bealeton Depot meeting room now available to rent

Thoughtful renovations done by Fauquier County Public Library are now complete and the renovations resulted in the depot becoming a charming 800-square-foot room that can be used in a variety of ways, including as a meeting space for private and community events.

Distinctive materials, features, finishes and construction techniques that characterized the depot were preserved, but now the room is equipped with a number of features that make it a distinctive meeting space.

The room is equipped with tables and chairs and a small galley kitchen with a sink and ample counter space. Depot renters also have access to the library kitchen, which is equipped with a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven and a multi-tiered food serving cart. A drop-down screen and lap-top-ready projector make the depot meeting space ideal for presentations.
Get more information about the renting the Bealeton Depot. See photos of the depot.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Library staff offer gift suggestions

Having a hard time figuring out what to buy friends and loved ones this holiday season? In case you are not up on the current popular reads, library staff has prepared lists - one each for children, teens and adults - of titles suitable for gift-giving this season.

The adult list has a selection of the latest popular fiction, mysteries, cook books, history and travel while the children's list is handily subdivided into titles for family sharing, for the little ones and for independent readers. But the teen list could be the handiest of all if you are one of those people who doesn't have a clue as to what teens like (Does anyone really know what teens like?).

All three lists have brief annotations that help give you the information you need to make your friends and loved ones happy with your gifts.

When you shop at, for books or anything else, please start your shopping using this Wowbrary link. For each purchase you make through Wowbrary the library will receive a donation.

Also, please consider a gift for the library this season. See the library's Amazon wish lists for adults and children.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fill bags with fiction, nonfiction

The Friends of the Fauquier Library are hosting the two big Book Cellar sales in November, just in time to stock up for holiday reading, books to travel with, stocking stuffers and office party gifts.

The Book Cellar - which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday and Saturday - features nearly new and used hardcover and paperback books for all ages and interests with prices starting at 50 cents. That's the regular prices, but this month there are two special sales. 
On the Friday and Saturday of Nov. 5 and 6, bring in your Friends of the Fauquier Library book bag and for $5 you may fill it with books from the fiction room. If you purchase the reusable Friends of the Fauquier Library book bag ($3), you will receive 10 percent off on all future Book Cellar purchases.

On the Friday and Saturday of Nov. 12 and 13, the same arrangement applies to nonfiction books.

All proceeds from the Book Cellar benefit Fauquier County Public Library and support programs for children, teens and adults. Call (540) 439-1939 for more information or to volunteer at the Book Cellar.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November book discussions

Check out our Reader's Corner!
Below are some of the books being discussed at Fauquier County Public Library book groups in November.