Monday, April 9, 2012

You belong @ your library


This year’s theme for National Library Week (April 8-14) is You belong @ your library because, whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and c
ommitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

In keeping with this year’s National Library Week theme, Fauquier County Public Library branches are encouraging library users to take a picture of themselves or their families at the library and post them on the library’s Facebook page.

The library is also celebrating by releasing newly designed library cards. There are three designs to choose from: a country road scene; a close-up of Virginia, the statue in the Warrenton Library’s garden; and a brightly colored photo of books. If you currently have a library card, for a donation of $1 you may replace it with one of the new designs.

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