|Thank You! |
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Thanks to the thousands of you who registered for and completed our annual Summer Reading Program! You have once again made this a successful, fun program. Grand prize winners from each age group and each branch will be contacted shortly.
Continue to visit the library's Events page to learn of more programs, including the Magic School Bus!
|DIY TEENS: MAKING FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS AT STERLING LIBRARY|
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Join the Sterling Library for this DIY Teens event on Tuesday, August 6th at 2:00pm.
|Beat the Heat|
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Loudoun County Libraries are a cool place to be this week!
The Healing Force will present The Rhythm of the Drum on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00pm at the Rust Library. Audience participation is encouraged in a celebration of African culture and spirit. Tickets (free) are required and will be available half an hour before the program.
Ever wonder how bees make honey? Come to the Gum Springs Library on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00pm for Harvesting Honey! Learn how bees make honey and how people harvest it. Local producers will provide a honey tasting.
|Loudoun History Walking Tour|
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Would you like to learn about the colorful history of Loudoun? If so, try a walking tour and scavenger hunt prepared by the Mosby Heritage Association. Brochures and maps of the tour are available at the Rust Library Information Desk. Or, you may request a map by contacting the Mosby Heritage Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.687.6681. The tour starts at Thomas Balch Library and covers historic churches (one of which was a Civil War hospital), historic homes and schools, old taverns, and more!
|Family Adventures in Loudoun County|
Monday, July 22, 2013
Summer Reading is a family affair at Rust Library! In addition to completing their Summer Reading Challenge Cards, families picked up a treasure map of fun activities to do “in their backyard”—all over Leesburg. Some families even sent us pictures of their adventures.
If you need more ideas for fun summer adventures in your backyard, check out the interactive Loudoun County map here on our webpage: http://library.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=698.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Completed challenge cards are beginning to come in! Remember to get your cards stamped and submitted before August 5th. At the Purcellville Branch, participants who finish get to put a car with their name on a map of Loudoun County.
|Film competition and film showings|
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Are you a teen – or do you know a teen – that is handy with a videocamera? Encourage them to submit a short film to the 3rd annual Teen Film Competition.
Would you rather watch a film than make one? Attend one of our teen (13 and up only) or family film showings:
Cascades Library: every Thursday @ 2PM
Gum Spring Library: (teens) every Thursday @ 3PM, (families) every Friday @ 3PM
Ashburn Library: every Friday @ 2PM
|We are halfway there! |
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Our Summer Reading Program is officially past the half-way mark! Have you registered for the program? Have you had your completed challeneges stamped? Have you completed the program and claimed your free book and entered into the grand prize drawing?
Visit your local branch for more details, program dates and times, and good books to read.
Need a book recommendation? LCPL librarians composed the perfect reading lists for children ages 6-11 and teenages ages 12-18. Don't see anything interesting? Visit any branch and we will help you find the perfect book!
|Reptiles Alive! At Middleburg Library|
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Snakes at the library! Oh my!
Reptiles Alive! made its way to Middleburg today, and this creepy crawly guy was on display.
|Summer at Middleburg Library|
Monday, July 08, 2013
Enjoying a cool read in the shade with Ms. Lew.
|Is Your Backyard Alive? |
Friday, July 05, 2013
Reptiles Alive will tell you what your backyard is crawling with during the “Backyards Alive!” program coming to Lovettsville Library on Tuesday, July 9th at 5:00pm. Come half an hour early to pick up your tickets… and get ready for the rabble of reptiles to come!
Reptiles Alive will be at your branch as well!
Cascades: Monday, July 8th at 2:30PM
Ashburn: Monday, July 8th at 7PM
Middleburg: Tuesday, July 8th at 10:30AM
Rust: Tuesday, July 8th at 2PM
Lovettsville: Tuesday, July 9th at 5:00PM
Purcellville: Wednesday, July 10th at 1PM
Sterling: Wednesday, July 10th at 4PM
Gum Spring: Wednesaday, July 10th at 7PM
Friday, July 05, 2013
It would be difficult to get through Summer Reading without our teen volunteers. Volunteers sign kids up for SRP (adults and other teens, too!), they may help set up for programs or take tickets, and they are just generally indispensable. We appreciate our teen volunteers because they are enthusiastic, they work hard, and they help keep Summer Reading going year after year!
|When Tom Lilly Comes to the Lbirary|
Monday, July 01, 2013
Books were a blast with Tom Lilly at the Lovettsville Library! With his magnificent sidekick, Beowulf T. Wonderbunny, Tom Lilly shared amazing comedy, magic, and stories with enthusiastic kids, some of whom ended up in very fashionable balloon-animal hats. The story time room also got a makeover… with confetti!
|Camping@ Your Library|
Friday, June 28, 2013
Camping, telling stories by the fire, and eating smores is the perfect way to spend a summer night. Well now you can do it at the library! Today at Gum Spring, over 20 teen volunteers and local Girl Scouts transformed the Gum Spring Library meeting room to resemble campgrounds, and then read to children who visited our camp. Children at the Ashburn Library had their own campsite as well.
Sterling Library will be hosting camp on Monday, August 5 from 1-3PM in celebration of the last day of the Summer Reading Program. No registration necessary!
For more pictures, visit the Gum Spring Library's Facebook page.
|123 Math and Science|
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Children lined up to pick up the ticket for 123 Math and Science program. Participants explore different math and science concepts and do hands-on activities and experiments each week. Tickets can be picked up 30 minutes prior to the program.
Ashburn: Thursdays 3:00 pm
Cascades: Tuesday July 9 2:00 pm and Wednesday July 24 2:00 pm
Gum Spring: Mondays 3:00 pm
Rust: various dates
|Crafting in the Teen Centers|
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Teens can tap into their creative side every week at LCPL. Our DIY programs give teens 12-18 an opportunity to try their hand at a new project each week. This free (always free!) program comes with all of the necessary materials, basic instruction from a librarian, and the freedom to create whatever comes to mind.
Gum Spring: every Tuesday at 2PM
Rust: every Tuesday at 2PM
Sterling: most Tuesdays at 2PM
Ashburn: June 27 at 11AM, July 11 at 7PM, July 22 at 2PM
Cascades: July 3 and 24 at 1PM (registration required for this branch)
Purcellville: July 12 at 2PM (registration required for this branch)
|Zinio: read magazines on your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone! |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Do you enjoy reading magazines? Would you like to read them on your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone? Then grab your library card and head to our eBooks page and click on the Zinio box. From there you can learn how to access all of the magazines the library subscribes to.
Please visit or call your local library for assistance.
|Ashburn's backyard is hopping with activity!|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
"Somebunny" is checking out the library to see what's going on for the Summer Reading Program! Ashburn Library staff found a long-eared friend hanging out in the library's backyard yesterday.
What kind of creatures can you find in YOUR backyard?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Think libraries are quiet? Not Ashburn Library on the opening day of the Summer Reading Program! The branch was buzzing with activity as children, teens, and adults picked up materials to while away the summer hours.
Our teen volunteers stayed busy at the challenge registration tables, signing up 700 children, 69 teens, and 41 adults.
Who will win the $50 gift cards and iPad mini in August? Sign up for your chance to win at the Loudoun County Public Library branch in your backyard!
Pictured: Teen volunteers at the Purcellville Library.