Sunday, August 26, 2012

The most important school supply of all

How would you like your children to have access 24/7 to a world of reliable online information, trained professionals to help them locate resources to complete homework assignments, online language courses, and thousands of books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, e-books and downloadable audio books to choose from?

All of this is available free at any Fauquier County Public Library or on the library website.  In addition, there are special events designed to reinforce school curriculum, including preschool story times, after school special events and regularly scheduled programs such as the Paws to Read programs and teen writing groups. There are opportunities for teens to earn community service hours by volunteering and  the library’s Teen Advisory Groups provide teens the valuable experience of planning activities.

 “Make sure your child has a library card in their backpack,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso, “it’s the most important school supply of all.”

With a library card students can use encyclopedias and other reference resources and find thousands of magazine and newspaper articles every day no matter what time it is or what the weather is like, an especially valuable service for those last-minute homework assignments. And the information is delivered without ads. Get quick links for children and teens now.

Need a library card? Complete a short online application. Once you apply you can immediately use online resources and check out e-books and e-audio books.

And, when students get stumped while doing research, help is a just phone call away by calling (540) 422-8500 during library hours or email questions and a librarian will respond as soon as possible.

Don't miss the library's parents and educators pages.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Schedule a genealogy one-on-one

If you are just beginning or need guidance with your genealogy research, you may want to schedule a free 45-minute individual visit with Reference Librarian Mary Sue Marsh at the Warrenton Library. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for an appointment. (Appointments available at 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept.. 11 & 25, Oct. 9 & 23, and Nov. 6 until filled.)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thank you donors!

It is always so gratifying to thank our donors. Their generosity will be enjoyed by many people in the community for years to come.

The following people and organizations made donations to Fauquier County Public Library (April-June 2012):

Karen Alewine, Patricia Balasco Barr, Ursula Baxley, Paul Benevento, Paul and Dianna Blackmer, Sven Bridstrup, Marie Browning, Janette Burley, Mairead Carr, Leslie Cox, Henry Darlington Jr., Peggy Dearden, Jeff Dombroff,
John Simpers and Kayt Erdahl, Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, Pamela Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Friedline, Karin Gettings, Mrs. Richard Gookin, John G. Green, Joan Howard, H. Thomas Howell,
Bruce Hutchison, Andrew M. Johnson, Sue Kellon, Avis Kessler, Nicole Letson, Maureen Lewis, Jason and Jimmy McAvoy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Menuet, Mulford Mediation, Antoinette Murphy, Abigail Shirley Myers, Lisa Vrooman Myers, Peter Frederick Myers, Mr. and Mrs. William Plissner, The Ratliff Family, Janet E. Rose, Mary K. Ruffner, Brian and Loretta Saxe, Peter Schwartz, Sally Shero-Letson, Alice Shelman, Paula M. Slack, Dawn Sowers, Linda and John Suter, Nancy Telfer, Jacqueline Thomas, Anita G. Tortorella, Clay Voight, Warrenton Stamp and Coin Club, Amy Wiedenfeld, Mark Wiedenfeld, John Woodson

Interested in donating to the library? See how.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

'Solace for Soldiers' tour begins at library

A program and walking tour entitled Solace for the Soldiers: Warrenton Hospitals in the Fall of 1862 begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Warrenton Library.

There will be a 30-minute talk at the library followed by a walking tour of former hospital sites in Old Town Warrenton. Historian Jim Ginther will present the talk and tour. The program is free and there is no registration. Call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Getting ready for kindergarten

Help your child get ready for the big day when the library hosts a program for children entering kindergarten this year.

The program is designed to help with those first-day-of-school jitters and the children will enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays, just like in school.

Call if you need more information. The program is free; registration is not required.
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Brooksie Wells helps us celebrate

Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter  Brooksie Wells will appear at all Fauquier County public libraries on Saturday, Aug. 11 to help Fauquier families celebrate another wonderful summer of reading and fun.

Everyone is invited to the free concert, which is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library, and to sing along as we say "Goodbye" to summer. Concert times are:
Discovered by Bobby Darin, Brooksie wrote for years for Chappel Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. She later recorded with John Lennon's band Elephant's Memory and as a singer with Kid Creole and the Coconuts. While raising two kids in the early 1990s she became an international children's performer, recording Rainbow Family and Brooksie's Kid Songs.

This free event if part of the Dream Big summer reading program for children of all ages. 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.)

Reminder: The last day to log the number of books read is Aug. 11.