For Immediate Release
Launchpads Have Landed At The Fauquier County Public Library
(Warrenton, VA) June 20, 2016 – The Fauquier County Public Library is pleased to introduce Launchpads – pre-loaded learning tablets for children from pre-school through middle school that can be borrowed from any of the library’s three branches. Each tablet is pre-loaded with at least 10 high quality, ad-free applications grouped by subject area, theme, grade level and age.
Since they became available in mid-April, the Launchpads have been checked out over 80 times. Both children and their parents are enthusiastic about the devices. Each library branch has 13 – 15 devices available for a 21-day checkout. Check-out is limited to one per card and patrons must be 18 or older to check out a device. (more…)
In May’s genealogy blog, we explored some of the guidelines set forth by the National Genealogical Society in regards to online privacy and sharing. We examined the importance of obtaining the consent of living persons before sharing their names, likenesses, or personal information. We also talked about having a reasonable certainty about the accuracy of the information you are sharing before you share it. (more…)
The Teen Summer Reading Program kicked off with a stellar performance by local musicians on the Warrenton library patio last Saturday. It was a steamy afternoon for the concert but participants gathered in the shade around the fountain garden listening to the strumming and singing of three talented young women.
Guitarist Maddi Mae sang original and cover songs and entertained the audience with tales of her personal experience getting her first library card. She also raved about the endless library resources – from free wi-fi to interlibrary loans – that she uses to promote her music business and educate herself. (more…)
“That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all.” – So said Swedish writer and painter August Strindberg, and I think in many cases he’s hit the nail on the head. Somehow it is usually easy to rain appreciation on our moms but perhaps not so easy with our dads. Especially for those of us with fathers from a slightly older generation; one that predates the modern, seemingly less austere dad. (more…)
Check out this information in the July issue of Consumer Reports:
Summers may seem short, but most of us pack a lot of activities into these three months. This month’s issue is devoted to “Your Ultimate Summer Survival Guide” filled with information on how to have a great summer! (more…)
At the start of summer, while we enjoy going to the beach or working in the garden, we’re really looking forward to cooling down with a glass of ice tea and a good book. Here are some reads that staff at the John Marshall branch library recommend for reading in that hammock or cozy beach chair.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Sometimes in the summer, you just want a scary book that will keep you reading long into the night. (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library will hold the following book discussions during the month of June. New members are always welcome! Check out our adult services page for more information on our adult book clubs or stop by the adult reference desk.
Bealeton Afternoon and Evening Book Clubs
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Dead Wake by Erik Larson (more…)
The library has lots of free, fun events to keep you entertained and reading throughout our Summer Reading Program (SRP). We will kick off SRP with a concert by local musician Maddi Mae, who will sing and play her guitar on the steps of the Warrenton library. Then Maddi will have repeat performances at the Bealeton and Marshall branch libraries. (more…)
Registration for the 2016 Fauquier County Public Library Summer Reading Program is now open!
The Summer Reading Program is a great opportunity for readers of all ages to “Read for the Win!” For the first time, children and teens can complete game cards to earn chances to win fun prizes. And everyone who submits a completed game card – children, teens and adults – will earn a spin of the prize wheel! (more…)