Press Release: Library Expands Story Times To Go Collection With Donation From Learning Starts Early®

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40 Kits Added to Library’s Collection

From Left – Right: Dr. Bob Dart & Dr. Eileen Burgwyn, co-chairs LSE, Maria Del Rosso, Director, Fauquier Public Library

(Warrenton, VA) September 15, 2021 – Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Learning Starts Early (LSE), Fauquier Public Library added 40 new Story Times to Go kits to its book collection for young children.

Story Times To Go include three or four preschool picture books with themes ranging from bugs to zoos.  Each kit has an activity sheet that encourages finger plays, rhymes, etc.  The kits aim to bring the story time experience into a preschooler’s environment, wherever that may be.

Learning Starts Early is a local 501 (c) (3) organization committed to preparing every child in Fauquier County for kindergarten and beyond.

“The library shares Learning Starts Early’s commitment to make a difference in the lives of Fauquier children,” said Maria Del Rosso, Director, Fauquier Public Library. “Story Times To Go are an easy way to share quality books with toddlers and preschoolers, at the same time encouraging early literacy and a love of reading.”

Fauquier Public Library first introduced Story Times To Go kits with the help of the Friends of the Fauquier Library.  In 2003, the Virginia Public Library Directors Association recognized the program as an “outstanding” resource for young children. Kits are available at all three library locations.

“Learning Starts Early is happy to contribute to the library’s collection of books for young children.  It helps ensure our mission that every child in the county has access to all of the opportunities necessary to be ready for kindergarten and to succeed in school and in the workforce,” said LSE co-chair Dr. Bob Dart.

Learn more about Learning Starts Early here.

Visit the library’s website for information about additional services and resources available from Fauquier Public Library.

Lisa Pavlock, Public Information Coordinator
Fauquier Public Library


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