Fauquier County is a community that reads! Last year, patrons checked out over 400,000 items. While there is no question that residents were reading – a lot – what were the most popular books in Fauquier County?
Here are the favorites, based on total checkouts in print, e-Book and e-Audio format in 2019.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Look Alive Twenty-Five: Stephanie Plum Series #25 by Janet Evanovich
The Fallen: Amos Decker Series #4 by David Baldacci
The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Redemption: Amos Decker Series #5 by David Baldacci
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Origin: Robert Langdon Series #5 by Dan Brown
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas by Tedd Arnold
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Hunger Games #1 by Suzanne Collins
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Trouble navigating that big electronic world? No worries… our whipsmart librarians can help you navigate the online maze.
“I heard about getting e-books free through the library. My Kindle was an older model, and I couldn’t figure it out. I took it to the library, and the staff showed me how to download books.”
— Renee Y. (more…)
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Fauquier County Library Launches Campaign to Promote Services
(Warrenton, VA) January 6, 2020 – Business owner Mike B. has mined thousands of customer leads, and it hasn’t cost him a dime. How? By using Reference USA, one of many powerful resources available free from the Fauquier Public Library.
Over the next three months, success stories like Mike’s will be the centerpiece of Fauquier Public Library’s campaign to promote a variety of valuable Library tools and services.
“Every day at the Library, we see how people’s lives are affected by what we can offer them,” says Maria Del Rosso, Fauquier Public Library Director. “By sharing stories, we hope that more area residents will take greater advantage of the Library’s resources.”
The campaign will feature a variety of stories about opportunities discovered at the Library:
- Jada S. has improved her grades and gained confidence in the classroom thanks to free tutoring at the Library.
- Laurel G. takes the Library with her wherever she goes – from the soccer field to a family vacation – thanks to the MyLibrary! mobile app.
- David G. avoids exhausting daily commutes by using the Library’s free WiFi and workspaces.
- Renee Y. is never without something to read after a trained reference librarian showed her how to download library e-books.
“Opportunities for All is no exaggeration,” says Del Rosso. “With more than 228,000 items in our collection and 1,100 programs every year, the Library has a lot to offer our community.”
The campaign is made possible by a Technical Assistance Grant from the Path Foundation and generous financial support of the Friends of the Fauquier Library and the Library Board of Trustees. It was designed by The Ivy Group, an award-winning Charlottesville marketing firm with extensive experience working with public libraries.
Want to learn more? Visit the nearest library location to discover the opportunities that await, at the local library.
Fauquier Public Library has three locations to serve the citizens of Fauquier County. Each day almost 700 patrons visit one of our locations. To discover the opportunities that abound at your local library, visit our website at https://www.fauquierlibrary.org, call or stop by any Fauquier County Public Library.
Contact: Lisa Pavlock
Public Information Coordinator
Office phone: 540.422-8518
Mobile phone: 540.272.0241
In today’s competitive environment, entrepreneurs and busy professionals need to work smarter, not harder. The Library’s business and market research tools can propel you along the road to success.
“Using ReferenceUSA for lead generation can save a business thousands of dollars a month. I couldn’t afford to contact the number of leads each day that I get from ReferenceUSA.”
— Mike B. (more…)
Registration for Winter Session I story times at the Warrenton central library is now open. Winter Session I runs Monday, January 6 – Friday, February 14, 2020. Registration is capped at 15 children per time slot.
Half Pints Story Time and 2’s and 3’s Together Story Time will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Warrenton central library. (more…)
During inclement weather, the library closes when county offices close. Weekday closures are announced on network television stations, many radio stations and on the county website. On weekends and evenings, call (540) 422-8500 to confirm the library’s planned hours of operation.
Up to the minute closings can also be found on our Facebook page.
When the library is closed, you can still manage your account online or use the MyLibrary! mobile app to place holds, renew materials or check out e-materials. (more…)
The Great Books Club, which meets monthly at the Warrenton central library, has released its list of 2020 readings.
The group, which focuses on some of the best literature from all time periods, meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Warrenton central library program room. (more…)
Library staff is frequently asked for book recommendations and suggestions. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, give one of these cozy reads a try. All are available at your local Fauquier County Public Library!
4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey