Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We're celebrating National Library Week

This week, the Fauquier County Public Library joins libraries across the country to celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contributions libraries make to their communities every day.

We at the library are especially proud to work for an institution that serves as a great equalizer of knowledge, providing free access to information for all people. Every day we see people making use of the library’s print and digital information to find jobs, seek answers to questions, or to research family history. They come to check out a book or movie, use a computer, or participate in a book discussion group. Some come to read newspapers and magazines or to ask a question of the reference librarians.

And, nothing gives greater joy than to see a child’s face light up while listening to a fairy tale during story time.

National Library Week also provides an opportunity to thank the Fauquier community for the support it gives to its library. Throughout the year citizens give generously of their time and resources to make the library one of the best things Fauquier County has to offer.

With that support, we reaffirm what Andrew Carnegie once said “A library out ranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people.”

Happy National Library Week!

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