Fauquier County Public Library

Give the Gift of Reading This Holiday Season

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(Warrenton, VA)  December 11, 2014 —The Fauquier County Public Library has launched its 2014 annual holiday giving campaign – “Books … gifts you can open again and again.”  Now in its fourth year, the campaign provides several ways for the community to give the gift of reading.

Support the library’s collection

Central to the campaign, patrons may select an ornament from the holiday tree, bearing the title of a book the library would like to add to its collection. Each ornament includes details about how to donate the book to the library. Books purchased through the program are noted with a book plate bearing the name of the donor or the person in whose memory the book was purchased.  Trees are located at all three library locations. In addition, the library’s “wish list” of books to add to its collection is also available via Amazon.com, where books can be purchased directly through Amazon.

Shop to support the library

Wowbrary enables holiday shoppers to support the library any time they shop at Amazom.com. Simply by using this link – http://wowbrary.org/fauquier – and designating the Fauquier County Public Library as a recipient, a percentage of the total purchase price is automatically donated to the Fauquier County Public Library, at no additional charge to the shopper.

Gifts for others

The campaign isn’t just about donating to the library, however. “Patrons ask us for book suggestions all year,” noted Maria Del Rosso, Fauquier County Public Library director, “But during the holiday season they are always looking for good books to give as holiday gifts. Sharing the gift of reading is what we are all about, and we are happy to provide them with ideas.” To that end, library staff has compiled gift suggestion lists for children, teens and adults. The lists are available at all three library locations and make it easy to share the gift of reading with someone on your holiday list.

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

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