According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership in the United States is at an all-time high, with dogs and cats reigning as the most popular pets. Other popular pets include fish, birds and horses. Whether your pet has fur or feathers, your local library can help you learn how to care for, train and play with your new companion.
Here are some of our favorite resources, all available for checkout.
A Kid’s Guide to Dogs: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore
A Kid’s Guide to Cats: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore
Caring For Your Fish by Adele Richardson
Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference To Your Purr-Fect Best Friend by Stephanie Warren Drimmer & Dr. Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.
Dog Breed Guide: The Complete Reference To Your Best Friend Fur-Ever by T.J. Resler & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.
Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine D. Hughes
My First Puppy by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Small Pet Care: How To Look After Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Hamster by Annabel Blackledge
Top 10 Birds For Kids by Wendy Mead
Vet in Training by Catherine Ard
Throughout September, we are sharing photos of library staff’s pets using the hashtag #petpicsfpl. Patrons have too! If you would like to get in on the fun, visit us on Facebook or twitter and post a pic of your pet!
Are you looking for a new career? Trying to figure out what job best matches your unique skill set? Peterson’s Career Prep – now available from Fauquier Public Library – can help.
Peterson’s Career Prep is a new, innovative online career assessment platform that provides job seekers access to online career development tools anytime, anywhere. Access is free to Fauquier Public Library cardholders. (more…)
Although the 2020-2021 school year is off to an unusual start, one thing is certain—Fauquier Public Library stands ready to help students, teachers and parents by providing support and resources to ensure academic success.
Children Preschool – Grade 5
The library has tools to help young children build early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.
What: World Book Early Learning
E-books and activities for preschoolers make learning basic concepts—like numbers, colors and opposites—fun. (more…)
This popular program for young children is back in action! Participants can claim their 100 book milestone rewards or the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten completion prizes in person or via contact-free curbside service. (more…)
Recent events have many of us thinking about adopting healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyles. Perhaps you’ve found yourself contemplating putting in a kitchen garden, raising some laying hens or having a small herd of goats. (more…)