Friday, December 16, 2011

Well-loved books need replacing

It is not unusual for Fauquier County Public Library’s most popular children’s titles to circulate 200 or more times before being replaced. Many items currently in the collection were purchased by the library 20 to 30 years ago — that’s before some of our regular’s parents were even born.

The library is seeking donors to “adopt” authors of easy readers and well-loved picture books to replace old, tattered but perennially popular books about characters such as ArthurAmelia Bedelia and Babar. Books by authors such as James Marshall, Katharine Holabird, and Cynthia Rylant are among those needing replacement copies.

Contributions of $50 or $100 will help purchase much needed replacement copies. An anonymous donor has given $1,500 to the library to purchase 150 new replacement books, but more are needed.
Send donations to: Fauquier County Public Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186. Contact Fran Burke-Urr, (540) 422-8504, if you have questions.

You can learn more about donating to the library this season or anytime.

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