Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dads Read!

Father's Day is upon us and what better time to think about the importance men play in the lives of young people. According to Reading Rockets, a service of WETA, Washington's public television station, "Dad's play a critical role in their children's literacy development by modeling reading, sharing stories, exploring the world together, and engaging in meaningful conversations that build critical thinking skills."

So if, as a father, or other important man in a child's life, you are looking for ways to help the children in your life build critical thinking skills and explore the world, don't forget to put the library on your "places to visit" list. 

All summer long the Fauquier County Public Library is holding fun and interesting events for children and families as part of the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program.  

If you're looking for great books to read with the children in your life, go no further---we have book lists and expert advice from our youth services librarians that can help you find just the right book to capture their imagination and engage in conversation.  Whatever the topic, we can help you find the right book. And don't forget to check out the blog Kiddosphere by our very own, Jennifer Schultz, youth services librarian at Warrenton, for great reads for kids and adults alike.

BTW the fun isn't just for kids.  Spark a Reaction is the teen-centric portion of summer reading, filled with cool things for those middle and high school students in your household - including chances to win prizes all summer long.  And for the grown folks there's Literary Elements - a great way to challenge yourself to read outside your normal genres and explore the many services the library has to offer. Asa bonus, you'll also have a chance to win a Kindle Fire.

We hope to see more of you dads, grandfathers, uncles, and just good friends all summer long at the library. 

Happy Fathers' Day!

Dawn @ Warrenton

To learn more about the Fauquier County Public Library's collection, events or programs, visit us on Facebook, Twitter (Kiddosphere twitter is here) or online.

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