Fauquier Public Library Opens Book Lending Kiosk at Vint Hill Community Center (8.30.2022)

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(Warrenton, VA) August 30, 2022 – Borrowing books from Fauquier Public Library just became easier, thanks to a book lending kiosk located at the Vint Hill Community Center.

The kiosk, funded by American Rescue Plan Act and PATH Foundation Make-It-Happen grants, will officially open on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.

“We are thrilled to offer this unique service to eastern Fauquier residents,” said Maria Del Rosso, director of the Fauquier Public Library.  “The adult, young adult and children’s books offered are popular materials, many on the current best seller lists.  All that is needed to check them out is a Fauquier library card.”

Books checked out from the kiosk may be returned to the machine or any Fauquier library branch. Books from the library’s regular collection may be returned to a book drop next to the kiosk.

The library staff will collect returned materials from the book drop and restock the kiosk regularly as part of the courier service to northern and southern Fauquier County library branches

“I’ve seen a demonstration of the kiosk in action,” said Scott District Supervisor Holder Trumbo.  “The technology used to provide easy access to books is pretty amazing.  It’s a great benefit for the Vint Hill community.”

Readers can access the kiosk during the community center’s regular hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This innovative service is another milestone in an exciting year for library services.  Earlier this year the library board opened a StoryWalk on the Warrenton Greenway and expanded hours at the Marshall branch library.  Moreover, the library has gradually restored service to pre-pandemic levels culminating with 1,300 children, teens and adults registered for the summer reading program.  During the eight-week program, nearly 2,200 people attended 70 programs.

Visit https://fauquierlibrary.org/ for information about additional services and resources available from Fauquier Public Library.

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Contact: Lisa Pavlock
Public Information Coordinator
540.422.0518 (0)
540.272.0241 (m)
lisa.pavlock@fauquiercounty.gov

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