Library Updates

10 Books to Help Kids Choose, Care For and Train Their Pets

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According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, pet ownership in the United States is at an all-time high, with dogs and cats reigning as the most popular pets.  Other popular pets include fish, birds and horses. Whether your pet has fur or feathers, your local library can help you learn how to care for, train and play with your new companion.

Here are some of our favorite resources, all available for checkout.

A Kid’s Guide to Dogs: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore

A Kid’s Guide to Cats: How To Train, Care For, and Play and Communicate With Your Amazing Pet! by Arden Moore

Caring For Your Fish by Adele Richardson

Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference To Your Purr-Fect Best Friend by Stephanie Warren Drimmer & Dr. Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Dog Breed Guide: The Complete Reference To Your Best Friend Fur-Ever by T.J. Resler & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Little Kids First Big Book of Pets by Catherine D. Hughes

My First Puppy by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Small Pet Care: How To Look After Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Hamster by Annabel Blackledge

Top 10 Birds For Kids by Wendy Mead

Vet in Training by Catherine Ard

Throughout September, we are sharing photos of library staff’s pets using the hashtag #petpicsfpl. Patrons have too! If you would like to get in on the fun, visit us on Facebook or twitter and post a pic of your pet!

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Get Personalized Career Assistance With Peterson’s Career Prep

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Are you looking for a new career? Trying to figure out what job best matches your unique skill set? Peterson’s Career Prep – now available from Fauquier Public Library – can help.

Peterson’s Career Prep is a new, innovative online career assessment platform that provides job seekers access to online career development tools anytime, anywhere. Access is free to Fauquier Public Library cardholders. (more…)

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Back to School: Tools for Students

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Although the 2020-2021 school year is off to an unusual start, one thing is certain—Fauquier Public Library stands ready to help students, teachers and parents by providing support and resources to ensure academic success.

Children Preschool – Grade 5

The library has tools to help young children build early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.

What:  World Book Early Learning
E-books and activities for preschoolers make learning basic concepts—like numbers, colors and opposites—fun. (more…)

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Homesteading: What to Know, What to Grow

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Recent events have many of us thinking about adopting healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyles. Perhaps you’ve found yourself contemplating putting in a kitchen garden, raising some laying hens or having a small herd of goats. (more…)

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Fauquier Public Library Opens for Browsing

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Update On Library Operations

August 21, 2020

interior of library stacksBeginning Monday, August 24, browsing will be available at all Fauquier Public Library locations.

Guidelines for browsing include (but are not limited to):

  • Face coverings are required to enter a library branch.
  • Children nine years of age or younger must be directly supervised by an adult.
  • Everyone entering a library branch must complete a health survey and provide contact information.
  • Patrons must bring exact change to use the copiers; no cash will be collected or dispersed.
  • Seating is reserved for computer/laptop users who may be asked to limit their use to one hour. All others are encouraged to leave the library after completing their transactions.

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Book Drops Now Open 24/7

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Update On Library Operations
August 12, 2020

In addition to contact-free curbside service and use of public computers, book drops at all Fauquier Public Library locations are now open 24/7. (more…)

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