Take Your Child to the Library Week Feb. 3-9, 2018
Remember the cozy feeling of visiting the library as a child? The excitement of a new adventure in a stack of books? The feeling of accomplishment when you figured out the Dewey Decimal system? Some children are missing out on those experiences since so much is on the internet now. But we have the perfect opportunity to make sure your child builds those memories too.
Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday, Feb. 3 and Fauquier County Public Library will celebrate with free events and activities for children and families.
This national initiative was developed to spotlight libraries as vital community resources that enrich, educate and entertain – and to encourage families everywhere to take their children to their local libraries. More than just books, the library has movies and music, cutting edge technology, games, magazines, comfortable spaces for quiet study and reading, and a host of programs throughout the year. Fill up on Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose for the youngest readers. Young adults have a special section all to themselves. And if there’s something you can’t find, just ask a librarian; we can usually get it.
Here in Fauquier County, we’ve expanded the event to all week! Special programs planned to delight children and families include:
Sat. Feb. 3, 10:30-11:30
Saturday Family Story Time and Crafts. We’ll have stories, songs and rhymes for all ages to enjoy plus a craft to take home. Warrenton and Bealeton branches.
An exciting scavenger hunt to test your library skills based on the book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! Earn a prize for completion. 3rd–5th grade; all branches.
So pack up the whole family and explore what the library has to offer.
See you at the library!
Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian
Bealeton branch library