Often children’s books are as entertaining and thought-provoking for adults as they are for children. Some books are known for their insight, providing enjoyable stories for children and thought-provoking ideas for adults. Examples of such authors include A. A. Milne who created the Winnie the Pooh stories, Charles Perrault who created a number of fairy tales still popular today including Cinderella, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Antoine de Saint-Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. Often times, books we hear or read as children stay important to us throughout adulthood, bringing warm childhood memories back when we see them again on a bookshelf, or read them to the children in our lives.
Do you have a favorite children’s book or author? Do your children have a favorite book that must be read over and over? Let us know.
Save This DateThe new City of Fairfax Regional Library will open to the public Saturday, Jan. 26, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new library is located at the intersection of Old Lee Highway and North Street (10360 North Street). Weather permitting, the festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a small book procession from the library’s former location (3915 Chain Bridge Rd.) to the new building. After the opening ceremony, which includes placing a time capsule in the new building’s walls, tours will be offered from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, music and children’s activities are scheduled during the day, including a children’s treasure hunt. Juggler and magician Jonathan Austin will perform at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. For reasonable ADA accommodations, call Karen Moore at 703-293-2140, TTY 703-324-8365.