Tools for Families

wooden toolbox with misc tools sitting on top of a laptop

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

Additional virtual story times, part of our 2020 summer reading program – A Summer of Opportunitiescan be found here, beginning June 16!

Story times from the Bealeton branch library

Story times from the John Marshall branch library

Story Time Tools for Parents

Story Time @ Home: Movement
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

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.
  • 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  

Book Trailers for Teens

For more library resources for teens, including homework help tools and test prep, visit our teens’ services page.

Library CardsFauquier Public Library card

If you or a family member do not have a library card, apply for one online today!

Curbside Service

Although our doors are closed to the public, Fauquier Public Library offers curbside pickup of books and other materials. Learn more.

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