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Library Notices Issue Resolved

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On Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26, the library’s automation system – which sends out notices for hold pickups, renewals and material due dates – did not issue reminders to some library patrons. For details, please see our Library Notices Alert post.

The issue has been resolved. (more…)

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Library Notices Alert

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Important Update: Please ReadFauquier County Public Library sends a variety of library notices, including hold pickup, overdue materials and courtesy notices letting patrons know that library item(s) are due in 3 days.

It has come to our attention that after a recent automation system update, some library patrons are no longer receiving library notices.

Failure to receive a notice does not remove the borrower’s obligation to return materials on time or to pay charges incurred.

While we work to address this issue, we encourage patrons to log into their library account and confirm due dates, check holds status and renew items. You will need your library card number and pin to log into your account online.

You can also contact the library and our friendly staff can assist you with questions about your account. Contact the library you most frequently use via these numbers:

  • (540) 422-8500 ext. 6861 (Warrenton Circulation)
  • (540) 422-8500 ext. 6871 (Bealeton Circulation)
  • (540) 422-8500 ext. 6851 (John Marshall Circulation)

Questions can also be submitted via email to circulation@fauquiercounty.gov.

For more details on managing your library account online, check out our catalog tips.


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Fauquier County Joins Read Across America

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Read Across America is an annual program that encourages every child, in every community, to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Fauquier County Public Library, in partnership with the Fauquier Education Association, joins the nation-wide celebration and invites elementary-age children to a special story time to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! The celebration wouldn’t be complete without a visit by the one and only Cat in the Hat. Each child who attends will receive a complimentary book, courtesy of the Fauquier Education Association.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
All Fauquier County Public Library locations
Free; no registration required.

Literacy development begins at birth and is fostered by literacy-rich experiences. Young readers need to practice in order to recognize letters and sounds. Motivating them to read is essential to achieve reading success and to create lifelong readers. The more a child reads, the better they will read.

According to United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, children ages three – five who are read to at least three times a week are more likely to:

  • Recognize letters
  • Have word-sight recognition
  • Understand words in context

The first Read Across America day was held March 2, 1998. Since then, public libraries, schools, bookstores, churches, hospitals and other community organizations across the United States have joined in, hosting their own community activities. The events – filled with stories, crafts and fun – encourage children to become excited about reading; that excitement can lead to reading success.

While Dr. Seuss’s books are iconic, there are many other books for beginning readers to explore. Each year, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, recognizes the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

The following books were recognized in 2019:

Medal Winner
Cartoon illustration of Fox with tiger-like stripes. Book Cover "Fox the Tiger)Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor (winner)

Honor Books
The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap by David Milgrim

Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier

King and Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri Fox

Remember, in the words of Dr. Seuss himself

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”

Lisa Pavlock, Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library

*This article first appeared in the February 20, 2019 edition of Fauquier Times.

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15 Favorite Movies For Date Night

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Valentine’s Day – marked by flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate – is celebrated in the US and other countries around the world. The holiday isn’t solely for couples; school children often exchange cards or candy hearts. All those candy hearts and boxes of chocolate add up to big business. American’s are expected to spend about $1.8 billion on sweets for the holiday, topping the sale of jewelry and other popular traditional purchases, according to the American Retail Federation. (more…)

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African American History Comes to Life at the Library

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African American History Month, also called Black History Month, is a month-long commemoration of African American history and achievement held each February.

Did you know that the founder of what eventually became Black History Month was a Virginia citizen?  Or that the current hit movie, Green Book has a connection to Warrenton? Readers of all ages can learn more about African American history at their local library. (more…)

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