Summer is here, complete with 90 degree days! Take a break from the heat with a nice cool movie. We’ve got penguins, snow and chilly locations to take your mind off the rising temperatures. They’re all available from your local Fauquier Public Library. Place a hold; we’ll let you know when there ready for convenient (and contact-free) curbside pickup.
Don’t despair… winter is coming!
Game of Thrones
Life in the Freezer
March of the Penguins
Read. Shop. Buy smart.
Many of the articles in this month’s issue are on summer topics–grills, sun safety, insect repellents. The cover article, “Sun Safety Guide,” discusses sunscreens, the UV Index and skin cancer. Ratings for sunscreens, both lotions and sprays, are also included. (more…)
We miss chatting with you about your latest and greatest read! If you have read something awesome – and want to get other reading recommendations – join us for a new, online book club – BYOB (bring your own book) book club!
We’ll discuss books, old and new, and share recommendations. Get ready to brag about your favorite reads and jot down all the intriguing titles you’ll hear about from others.
Tuesday, July 7, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 6-7 p.m.
Contact Jennifer Schultz-Angoli at 540.422.8504 or email Jennifer.Schultz@fauquiercounty.gov to learn more or for a link to join the meeting!
Summer vacation cancelled? Big trip postponed? If armchair travel is your only getaway this year (or you just enjoy reading about cool places to go), begin your journey in the pages of a good book.
Library staff has compiled a list of 10 resources for armchair travelers. These aren’t your traditional guidebooks, however. Instead they explore destinations around the world through a different lens, from first person accounts to the very history of travel itself. (more…)
Something exciting is going on at your library this summer – A Summer of Opportunities – the 2020 summer reading program.
For more than 25 years, this annual free program has encouraged children and teens to continue reading during the summer break, combating summer slide, or the loss of academic gains made during the previous school year. Over the years, the program has expanded to include activities for adults also – bringing to life the phrase “lifelong reader” and making the summer reading program a family activity. (more…)
Libraries are an important resource for education and information, especially during challenging time. Fauquier Public Library staff has brought together a wide range of antiracism resources, including books, e-books, e-audios and DVDs. Whether you’re discussing current events with children or teens or learning for yourself, these materials may be helpful. (more…)
Our expert staff would love to create a custom list of books for you through our new BookMatch service.
The service is easy to use – simply answer a few questions on the BookMatch form. For example, do you like fiction or non-fiction? What genres do you enjoy? What format do you prefer – print, e-book or e-audio?
Using your reading preferences as their guide, our whipsmart librarians will select up to 10 books that meet your criteria, all available from Fauquier Public Library. Your custom list will be emailed to you, usually within five business days.
It’s sort of a blind date with no risk other than perhaps finding the perfect match!
Good news if you are exploring your family tree or doing genealogy research – from home access to ProQuest’s Ancestry Library Edition has been extended through June 30. Users will be prompted for their 10-digit Fauquier County Library card from the library’s website. Previously, this powerful database which provides access to censuses, vital, immigration, military records, family histories and legal documents, was only available for in-library use.
Genealogy is a popular pastime. For researchers, it’s a way to find out more about yourself, your ancestors and what countries or backgrounds they came from. Fauquier Public Library has many research tools for genealogy, including vital records, newspapers and digitized maps. To explore additional genealogy resources available from Fauquier Public Library, click here.
Don’t have a library card? Apply for one online to get access to the library’s digital resources 24/7!
Read. Shop. Buy smart.
Over one-third of Americans eat fast food each day. But 79 percent of Americans are also trying to eat healthier when dining out. Many chains are trying to offer better and healthier options–lower in calories, fat and sodium. Consumer Reports recently surveyed 17 chains; the ratings and reviews are found in “Fast Food Gets a Makeover.” (more…)
Library Expands Curbside Service
(Warrenton, VA) April 27, 2020 – Beginning Friday, May 1, Fauquier Public Library will expand curbside service to include the Marshall branch at the Marshall Community Center on Rectortown Road. Curbside service began at the Bealeton and Warrenton libraries on March 18. (more…)