Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beach Read Bingo

You still have time to win a Kindle Fire when you participate in Beach Read Bingo, the library's summer reading program for adults! 

Pick up a bingo card at any Fauquier Library location, read five books from the various genres on the card, return your card and be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire. 

All cards must be received no later than Saturday, Aug. 11.  The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Warrenton Library. 
This event is sponsored by Friends of Fauquier Library.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Teens to star gaze, party

What better way to celebrate the night than a star party? Tour the night sky, view the stars, moon, and constellations, and learn their names and lore with the Rappahannock Area Astronomy Club. Telescopes will be set up for this late evening event for teens in 6th grade and up. Please sign up prior to the event by calling (540) 422-8500.
See more about teen events this summer. Teens registering for the Own the Night series have the opportunity to win free prizes. Register now.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stuffed animals on the catwalk?

Children are giving their favorite stuffed animals style and pizzazz by creating fabulous outfits (no sewing required) then  walking them down the red carpet during stuffed animal fashion shows at all Fauquier County Public Library branches on Monday, July 16. Be there at:
This free event if part of the Dream Big summer reading program for children of all ages. (Just a reminder, be sure to see Paul Merklein draw GREAT BIG FACES on Saturday, July 14.)

Get more information about the summer events for children, teens, and adults at the library. (Children and teens can register now and begin recording the number of books read each week.)

Does your child love picture books? Be sure to check out Kiddosphere to read about some of the most beautiful picture books the library has.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Rotary supports library's geography collection for children

The Warrenton Rotary Club recently made a donation that enables Fauquier County Public Library to enhance its children’s geography and world culture sections at all of the county’s public libraries.

The donation, in keeping with Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, puts more books about the world into the hands of Fauquier children — something that would otherwise be difficult for the library to do right now because of its reduced book budget.

The donation supplements a Warrenton Rotary Club donation made in 2009 for the purchase of the Scholastic Press’ Enchantment of the World series of books for children.

“I am thrilled that the Rotary Club is helping the library put books about world culture into the hands of Fauquier children,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso. “As a past recipient of a Rotary International scholarship, I especially appreciate Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding. The partnership between Fauquier County Public Library and the Rotary Club is ideal since both work to connect people to the world.”

Library locations are: Warrenton Library; Bealeton Library; and John Marshall Library, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information.