The Fauquier County Public Library is now accepting teen volunteer applications for the 2018 summer reading program. Positions are available at all three library locations.
Teen volunteers gain valuable work experience, earn service hours, meet graduation requirements or simply fill the need to give back to your community. (more…)
Forty-eight and 146 years ago, respectively, Earth Day and Arbor Day were first celebrated in the United States. With Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 27) take place in the same week, so let’s look at some terrific related books for young readers. (more…)
With Earth Day approaching, now’s a great time to take steps to protect this planet we all call home. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. Here are a few ideas to help you go green and you can check out more Earth Day Tips here. (more…)
Did you know that April 17 is “Ellis Island Family History Day?” Every April 17, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Genealogy Society recognize the contributions of Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants to American history and culture. April 17 was chosen because more immigrants were processed through Ellis Island on April 17, 1907 than any other day (11,747). Over 40% of Americans (100 million people!) can trace their heritage to family members who were processed through Ellis Island. We have some outstanding books on Ellis Island and on immigration in general. (more…)
To celebrate National Library Week, I’m sharing my favorite books about libraries and librarians.
So, every Christmas/Hanukkah we have a “wish tree” on which we place cards highlighting books that patrons can donate to the library. (more…)
Celebrate National Poetry month! Read books in verse or books about teen poets. We’ve gathered a set of recommendations to whet your appetite for words. Then drop in to the library to add your own words to our poetry board located in the young adult area all month at all branches. (more…)
Now that winter has said its final goodbyes, it’s time to turn our attention to spring matters. For baseball fans, one of the best days of the year is Opening Day. Spring training has concluded, and it’s time to get on the long journey to October. To get your mind into the game, here are some of my favorite baseball-themed books for fans of all ages. (more…)
The Fauquier County Public Library will discuss the following books in April. Visit our Reading Page for more information on our adult book programs. Book clubs are a great way to share your love of reading! Please join us; new members are always welcome! (more…)
With Passover starting March 30 and Easter being celebrated on April 1, it’s time to discuss my favorite books for both holidays!
If you need something more in-depth than your basic introductory children’s book about Passover, consider ABC Passover Hunt. Published by Kar-Ben Publishing, one of the leading publishers of Judaica for children, this was written for children that are probably familiar with the basic aspects of the observation. (more…)
Thursday, March 29 is the opening day of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. According to MLB, it is the earliest start to the major league season at traditional major league ballparks in history.
Can’t make it to the ballpark to watch your favorite team start the season? Stop by the Warrenton central library instead and join us for complimentary popcorn from noon – 3 p.m.
Interested in learning more about “America’s Favorite Pastime?” How about Batter Up! Its Baseball Time Again? Or check out these lists, compiled by library staff, or browse the catalog.
Baseball Greats: Biographies
Baseball Fiction and Mysteries
We hope to see you March 29th.