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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR: JULY 2023

Updated: Mar 7


Photo courtesy of Fauquier Times

The joint is jumping!


Since June 1, 14,000 people visited a Fauquier library; 330 signed up for a library card; over 1,700 attended a library program.


Those numbers confirm what we knew all along — the library and summer go hand in hand, like sun and sand, baseball and hotdogs or 4th of July and fireworks.


All Together Now, this year’s summer reading program, has been a huge draw for children, teens and adults.  There’s plenty of action still to come.  Check out this newsletter for great activities for all ages.


New programs in July highlight a deep bench of local citizens willing to share their time and talent with library users.


The Naturalist is In. Bring your snakes, rocks, trees or plants to your local library to be peeked at or prodded by a master naturalist from the Old Rag division of the Naturalists of Virginia. The experts will visit each branch library once a month to answer your questions about nature and the environment.


Join Hope Porter, a leader in land conservation in Fauquier County and veteran journalist and editor Lou Emerson, on July 16 for a discussion about Mrs. Porter’s nearly 60 years as an “accidental activist.”


This is the first in our series, Sundays at Two, which brings together distinguished writers, artists, and scholars for conversations about their work and life.


Legendary history teacher Bob Jacobs will lead the library’s newest book club featuring non-fiction titles.  And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle is up first on July 26.  Mr. Jacobs taught history over 38 years, many of them at Fauquier High School.


Such a nice lineup of events.  All together now, come and see us.  You’ll be glad you did.


Maria Del Rosso


Director, Fauquier Public Library

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