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Fauquier County Public Library Expands Nature Adventure Pack Program

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Fauquier County Public Library Expands Nature Adventure Pack Program

Left to Right: Lowery Constance Pemberton, Friends of the Rappahannock Education Coordinator, Jennifer Schultz, FCPL Youth Services Librarian and Bailey Roseveare, Friends of the Rappahannock Intern

Left to Right: Lowery Constance Pemberton, Friends of the Rappahannock Education Coordinator, Jennifer Schultz, FCPL Youth Services Librarian and Bailey Roseveare, Friends of the Rappahannock Intern

(Warrenton, VA) March 25, 2015 —The Fauquier County Public Library, thanks to a generous donation from Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), has expanded its selection of Nature Adventure Packs at the Warrenton central and Bealeton branch libraries.

Nature Adventure Packs are nature-themed backpacks filled with tools for exploring the outdoors, including books, field guides and activities for children of all ages. Each has a different theme such as rocks, wetlands, forests or rivers.  Activities include identifying birds, creating habitats and exploring the outdoors. They can be used anywhere from a child’s backyard to a national park.  The packs make it easy for children to connect with nature and take a break from technology.

FOR is a recent recipient of Make It Happen! funding from the Fauquier Health Foundation. The Fauquier County Public Library is one of several area library systems in our region to receive new packs as a result of this funding. This is the second Nature Adventure Pack donation made to the Fauquier County Public Library by FOR.

Jennifer Schultz, Fauquier County Public Library Youth Services Librarian, accepted the packs on behalf of the library. “We are grateful that FOR has been able to expand our selection of nature packs. They give parents and caregivers great ideas on how to explore the outdoors. And with our close proximity to local parks like Sky Meadows and Shenandoah, there are many fantastic area places to use the packs,” said Schultz.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations or visit us online at fauquierlibrary.org.

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