Tools for Families
These days, we are all spending more time than usual indoors. If you are looking for ways to learn, explore or have fun, look no further than your local library. We have compiled new tools to make staying at home an enriching experience. Just like our eBooks and other digital resources, these new tools are totally free – and fun for the entire family!
Want to limit screen time? We’ve included activities that can be printed and completed off-line, even outside. New resources will be added weekly, so check back often.
Virtual Story Times
Story times from the Warrenton central library
- Lottie Paris Lives Here by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson NEW!
- Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton and Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha
- The Mommy Book by Todd Parr and Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
- Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too by Eric Carle and Why I Love My Mommy illustrated by Daniel Howarth
- Picnic by John Burningham and I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges
- From Head to Toe by Eric Carle and Little Donkey Close Your Eyes by Margaret Wise Brown
- My Bus by Byron Barton and I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges
- Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera
Story times from the Bealeton branch library
- Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth and Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen
- Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Count Down to Spring by Janet Schulman
- Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough and Bark George by Jules Feiffer
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood and Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson
Story times from the John Marshall branch library
- Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller NEW!
- B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel and Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney
- The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson illustrated by Marcellus Hall
Story Time Tools for Parents
Story Time @ Home: Movement NEW!
Story Time @ Home: Early Literacy Tips: Nursery Rhymes
Story Time @ Home: All Things Spring!
Story Time @ Home: Rain Rain, Go Away (includes activities, songs, rhymes and a color sheet)
Story Time @ Home: Early Literacy Tips
Story Time @ Home: Fun in the Great Outdoors
Story Time @ Home: Activities to build the Six Early Literacy Skills
Books Trailers for Children
- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt NEW!
- Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
- The Candy Makers by Wendy Mass
- Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
For more library resources for young children, visit our children’s services page.
Activities for Tweens & Teens
- Find This!: How many of these common household items can you find? Find them all, then post a picture of what you found on our Facebook page with the hashtag #finditfpl. NEW!
- Find This!: Here’s another fun activity for families. Remember to post a picture of what you found on our Facebook page with the hashtag #finditfpl.
- Find This! Find the items in the picture. Post a picture of what you found on our Facebook page with the hashtag #finditfpl.
- Seek & Find: Peanuts Gang
- Seek & Find: Snowmen
- Seek & Find: Star Wars
- Seek & Find: Junk Drawer NEW!
Book Trailers for Teens
- I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak NEW!
- The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
For more library resources for teens, including homework help tools and test prep, visit our teens’ services page.
If you or a family member do not have a library card, apply for one online today!
Although our doors are closed to the public, Fauquier Public Library offers curbside pickup of books and other materials. Learn more.