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Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our co...
09/09/2020

Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? There is no better time to #BeCounted than right now! Complete your census so our community receives the vital resources and representation we deserve. #FFXCounts https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census

We know times are hard. Social distancing and stay-at-home practices have reduced in-person interaction while the contin...
09/08/2020
Sharing is Changing. Sharing Creates Change. | Library

We know times are hard. Social distancing and stay-at-home practices have reduced in-person interaction while the continued movement for social justice and equity depends on communication and understanding. Whatever your current routine or “new normal” is — your library is here to support your interests and efforts to connect with knowledge, with new experiences and with your fellow community members.

Click for more!

Fairfax County, Virginia - Introducing the fall 2020 issue of Fairfax County Public Library's Branch Out magazine, featuring the theme "Things We Share."

Read the latest issue of Branch Out magazine in branches and online at bit.ly/Fall20BranchOut. The Fall 2020 issue is th...
09/08/2020

Read the latest issue of Branch Out magazine in branches and online at bit.ly/Fall20BranchOut. The Fall 2020 issue is themed “Things We Share” and focuses on the many ways you can develop empathy through reading, explore and share your stories through writing, and support and expand our community using the library’s resources, services and programs.

09/07/2020
FCPL Storytime: My No, No, No Day!

Good morning! Join Ms. Liz as she reads "My No, No, No Day!" By Rebecca Patterson.

Feelings Song (to the tune: of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
I have feelings, you do too.
Let’s all sing about a few.
I am happy, I am sad,
I get scared, I get mad.
I am proud of being me.
That’s a feeling too, you see.
I have feelings, you do too.
We just sang a about a few.

Other books your child may enjoy:
"The Don’t Worry Book" by Todd Parr
"How Do Dinosaurs say I’m Mad?" by Jane Yolen

Special thanks to Viking for allowing us to share this story!

Join Ms. Liz as she reads "My No, No, No Day!" By Rebecca Patterson. See below for more information about the storytime. Feelings Song (Tune: “Twinkle, Twink...

09/05/2020
Summer Photography Club Slideshow: Mission: Places & Travel

As we celebrate the unofficial end of summer this long weekend, check out this slideshow of travel photos submitted by local photographers!

Join us on a visual tour and discover the best shots of places our neighbors love or have visited! Thanks to everyone who submitted a photograph!

09/04/2020
FCPL Toddler Storytime: Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Good morning! Join Ms. Karen as she reads "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat" by Annie [email protected]

I Know a Kitty (to the tune of Bingo)

I know a cat with perky ears and kitty is her name-o,
K-I-T-T-Y K-I-T-T-Y K-I-T-T-Y
And kitty is her name-o.
She makes a sound and it is meow
And kitty is her name-o
K-I-T-T-Y K-I-T-T-Y K-I-T-T-Y
And Kitty is her name-o.

Special thanks to Child’s Play International for allowing us to share this story!

Join Ms. Karen as she reads "Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat" by Annie Kubler . See below for more information about the storytime. I Know a Kitty (Tune: Bingo) I know ...

In keeping with the latest research, we are now quarantining returned materials for seven days. Thanks to OCLC, Institut...
09/04/2020

In keeping with the latest research, we are now quarantining returned materials for seven days.

Thanks to OCLC, Institute of Museum and Library Services & Battelle for their work in helping libraries to safely re-open.

09/03/2020
FCPL Storytime: Time for Bed, Fred!

Is it your bedtime? It's Fred's bedtime! Get cozy and then join JMs. an as she reads "Time for Bed Fred!"

Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Time for Bed Fred!" by Yasmeen Ismail. See below for more information about the storytime. Rhyming clip cards game https://www.the...

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."– Albert EinsteinEinstein was a pretty...
09/03/2020

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."

– Albert Einstein

Einstein was a pretty smart guy! To use the library though, you need a library card. Luckily, it's the American Library Association Library Card Sign-up Month! To learn more about what you can access with a Firfax County library, or to get your own, visit bit.ly/FCPL_Library_Card now!

We are so sorry, but we cannot currently accept book donations. Stay tuned though, we're working on a list of other orga...
09/03/2020

We are so sorry, but we cannot currently accept book donations. Stay tuned though, we're working on a list of other organizations that might appreciate the help! If you know of a local organization that's currently accepting book donations, please drop its name in the comments!

We're currently open only for Express Services. If you're not sure what services are and are not available, here are the details: bit.ly/fcpl-express

09/02/2020
FCPL Storytime: The King of Kindergarten

Good morning! School starts next week, so to get ready let's join Ms. Jane as she reads "The King of Kindergarten."

Join Ms. Jane as she reads "The King of Kindergarten" by Derrick Barnes . See below for more information about the storytime. Back to School Two little house...

Ladies! Join a community of African-American women reading books by African-American  writers that promote celebration o...
09/02/2020
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Ladies! Join a community of African-American women reading books by African-American writers that promote celebration of self, empowerment and leisure. This month, the Soul Sisters are reading Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid!

09/01/2020
FCPL Storytime Plus: Frog on a Log? and Oops Pounce Quick Run!

It's storytime! Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Frog on a Log?" by Kes Gray and "Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run" by Mike Twohy as well as rhymes that will lay the foundation for learning to read.

Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Frog on a Log?" by Kes Gray and "Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run" by Mike Twohy as well as rhymes that will lay the foundation for learni...

Scroll through to check out our My Perfect Read Monday recommendations. This week's theme? Spies! We picked something fo...
08/31/2020
Research Center Guides: My Perfect Read: MPR Mondays

Scroll through to check out our My Perfect Read Monday recommendations. This week's theme? Spies! We picked something for everyone.

But if nothing catches your eye, reach out to one of our readers advisors via the link and they'll make personalized recommendations just for you!

08/28/2020
Early Literacy in Action: "Don't Feed the Bear"

Join us for a special broadcast of FCPL Storytime featuring the book "Don't Feed the Bear" by Kathleen Doherty; illustrated by Chip Wass.

Plus, we'll share this activity preschoolers can do using these materials found in your home:
BUILD A SHAPE BEAR WITH 5 DIFFERENT SHAPES.

Materials:
• Template (bit.ly/fcpl-shape-bear)
• Markers
• Scissors
• Glue or double-sided tape

Steps:
1. Print the template.
2. Color the shapes. (Talk about the shapes as you color and cut them out.)
3. Cut out the shapes.
4. Glue the ears to the back of the head, then glue the face shapes onto the front.
5. Put together the body.
6. Add the rectangle arms and the bear is complete!

Find all upcoming Early Literacy in Action events in our calendar: bit.ly/fcpl-early-lit-live.

Parents of preschoolers! We've got a ton of great resources for our youngest readers so we put together this scavenger h...
08/28/2020

Parents of preschoolers! We've got a ton of great resources for our youngest readers so we put together this scavenger hunt to help you learn about them! Check out a virtual music program, watch a Sesame Street segment and find some resources to help you have those difficult conversations.

Sound good? Click now: bit.ly/PreschoolScavengerHunt

Know someone who loves e-sports? Join us this fall for a Zoom league! Play video/online games together & learn safe prac...
08/28/2020

Know someone who loves e-sports? Join us this fall for a Zoom league! Play video/online games together & learn safe practices in online gaming communities. Click for more info & to register: bit.ly/fcpl-esports-fall2020

08/27/2020
FCPL Storytime: Swim Swim Sink

Good morning!

Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Swim Swim Sink" by Jenn Harney!

Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Sink, Sink, Swim" by Jenn Harney. See below for more information about the storytime. Two little ducklings Two little ducklings si...

08/26/2020
FCPL Storytime: Alien Tomato

Alien Tomato! What?! Join Ms. Jane for storytime today as she reads Alien Tomato by Kristen Schroeder.

Thanks for the great book, Kristen Schroeder, author's page!

Join Ms. Jane as she reads "Alien Tomato" by Kristen Schroeder See below for more information about the storytime. Dig a little hole (dig) Plant a little see...

08/25/2020
FCPL Storytime Plus: Black Cat, White Cat & The Doghouse

Good morning! Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Black Cat, White Cat" by Silvia Borando and "The Doghouse" by Jan Thomas. Then she'll teach some rhymes that help lay the foundation for learning to read!

Join Ms. Jan as she reads "Black Cat, White Cat" by Silvia Borando and "The Doghouse" by Jan Thomas as well as rhymes that will lay the foundation for learni...

Our #MyPerfectRead theme this week? Fairytales! Browse our top picks for varying ages and interests. If you can't find t...
08/24/2020
Research Center Guides: My Perfect Read: MPR Mondays

Our #MyPerfectRead theme this week? Fairytales! Browse our top picks for varying ages and interests. If you can't find the perfect book for you, reach out to one of our readers' advisors and they'll recommend the perfect book for you!

This year marks 100 years that American women have had the right to vote. Fairfax students ages 9+ can learn more about ...
08/24/2020
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This year marks 100 years that American women have had the right to vote. Fairfax students ages 9+ can learn more about women's suffrage during a Digital Escape Room event Wednesday! Click to learn more and register!

08/24/2020
FCPL Storytime: Hooray for Fish!

Good morning! Join Ms. Liz as she reads "Hooray for Fish!" by Lucy Cousins.

Join Ms. Liz as she reads "Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins". See below for more information about the storytime. Bubble, Bubble , Bubble, Bubble, Pop! One l...

Calling all creative Fairfax students grades 7-12! You still have a week to enter our cover art contest! This year, we'r...
08/24/2020

Calling all creative Fairfax students grades 7-12! You still have a week to enter our cover art contest!

This year, we're celebrating your unique story and the stories that have impacted you. Here's one of last year's winners. If you know an artistic teen, click below to learn more and enter!

bit.ly/2020coverart

08/22/2020
Beautiful Me: Celebrating Children of Color

Do you find yourself struggling to have those important conversations about race with your young children? We put together this presentation about library books & other resources that help young children (ages 3-5) recognize and celebrate our diversity.

It is important young children recognize and celebrate our diversity. Learn about library books and resources that will help you have conversations about rac...

08/21/2020

Join us for a special broadcast of FCPL Storytime featuring the book "Don't Feed the Bear" by Kathleen Doherty; illustrated by Chip Wass.

Plus, we'll share this activity preschoolers can do using these materials found in your home:
BUILD A SHAPE BEAR WITH 5 DIFFERENT SHAPES.

Materials:
• Template (bit.ly/fcpl-shape-bear)
• Markers
• Scissors
• Glue or double-sided tape

Steps:
1. Print the template.
2. Color the shapes. (Talk about the shapes as you color and cut them out.)
3. Cut out the shapes.
4. Glue the ears to the back of the head, then glue the face shapes onto the front.
5. Put together the body.
6. Add the rectangle arms and the bear is complete!

Find all upcoming Early Literacy in Action events in our calendar: bit.ly/fcpl-early-lit-live.

08/21/2020
FCPL Toddler Storytime: I'm a Little Teapot!

Good morning and happy Friday! We invite our smallest customers to join Ms. Karen as she reads "I'm a Little Teapot" by Annie Kubler!

Join Ms. Karen as she reads "I'm a Little Teapot" by Annie Kubler. See below for more information about the storytime. I’m a Little Teapot I’m a little teapo...

Need some fresh titles for your reading list? Let us help! You can access NoveList, a database full of recommendations, ...
08/20/2020

Need some fresh titles for your reading list? Let us help! You can access NoveList, a database full of recommendations, booklists and ideas, through us if you have a library card! Click the link below to learn more about this and other services we offer to match you to your new favorite book!

bit.ly/FindYourFantasybook.

08/19/2020
FCPL Storytime: A Beach Tail

Missing the beach? Join Ms. Jane as she reads "A Beach Tail" by Karen Lynn Williams!

Join Ms. Jane as she reads "A Beach Tail" by Karen Lynn Williams . See below for more information about the storytime. Here is the Sea Here is the sea, the w...

Parents! Are you looking for activities to do with your children? This series shows you how to make art from inexpensive...
08/19/2020

Parents! Are you looking for activities to do with your children? This series shows you how to make art from inexpensive, easy-to-find items. This week, Ms. Sharon show you how to create your own yarn art. For this program, you will need: sticks, and at least two colors of yarn!

Watch now: bit.ly/Aug17GodsEye

Today marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th amendment granted American women the right to vote. Rightfully Hers ...
08/18/2020

Today marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th amendment granted American women the right to vote. Rightfully Hers is now on view at John Marshall Library. This new pop-up exhibit from the US National Archives commemorates the centennial. Explore the history of the ratification of this historic amendment, women's voting rights before and after, and its impact today.

Check out this story from Connection Newspapers about re-opening at our Great Falls branch!
08/18/2020
Starting A New Chapter: Great Falls Library Staff Reflect One Month Into Reopening

Check out this story from Connection Newspapers about re-opening at our Great Falls branch!

Ebook readership up, print circulation down, online Live Chat services up 200 percent: in an era of social distancing, the Great Falls Library is adapting to countywide trends in reader involvement as it welcomes patrons back into the library.

Our #MyPerfectRead theme this week focuses on road trips and journeys. Most of us aren't traveling right now, but you ca...
08/17/2020
Research Center Guides: My Perfect Read: Readers' Advisors

Our #MyPerfectRead theme this week focuses on road trips and journeys. Most of us aren't traveling right now, but you can still get away through these great books. Our readers' advisors have made recommendations for all ages!

If none of these speak to you, click the link and reach out to an advisor who shares your literary interests. They're happy to make recommendations, all you have to do is ask!

Join us Thursday for an interfaith dialogue. focused on commonalities in Christianity, Islam, Judaism and more. We'll be...
08/17/2020

Join us Thursday for an interfaith dialogue. focused on commonalities in Christianity, Islam, Judaism and more.

We'll be joined by the Rev. Joy Majied, Senior Pastor of Garfield Memorial Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in McLean; Rabbi Jessie Wainer of NVHC - Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation and Hurunnessa Fariad of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Our moderator will be Zaiba Hasan.

Register via bit.ly/Aug20interfaithdialogue

08/17/2020
FCPL Storytime: Gorilla Loves Vanilla

Good morning! Join Ms. Liz this morning as she reads "Gorilla Loves Vanilla" by Chae Strathie.

Join Ms. Liz as she reads "Gorilla Loves Vanilla" by Chae Strathie. See below for more information about the storytime. Gorilla, Gorilla. Yummy, yummy, yummy...

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