Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, National Parks Service!

As a family that frequently went on camping trips and visits to historical places (I identify very much with Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation), visting national parks was part of my childhood experience. I have many fond memories of Shenandoah National Park (rained the entire time during one trip!), Rocky Mountain National Park (briefly snowed during our July trip!), and how could I forget the car trip and visit to Grand Canyon National Park and the Petrified Forest (we often stopped at rest stops for a picnic lunch; a stop in New Mexico taught me about desert heat when I reached for my second sandwich slice, of which contained very dried out bread). When I moved to Virginia, visits to Shenandoah National Park in the fall became a staple. As I've learned more about the NPS, more destinations have been added to my "bucket list": Acadia, Apostle Islands, Assateague, Denali (or any of the parks in Alaska), Mammoth Cave, and Yellowstone, just to name a few (going back to the Grand Canyon is also on that list, because I'm sorry to admit that I did not appreciate it when I was a middle schooler!) . Until then, armchair travelers such as myself will have to satisfy our wanderlust with these magnificent books for children and adults about the NPS, in honor of its centennial:

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure is just one of the many books that have been published in this centennial year; Buddy Bison introduces readers to the sights and adventures of Yellowstone National Park. National Geographic Kids is one of my favorite publishers; their books are always creatively and attractively designed, and the information is jam-packed with fascinating tidbits.

I reviewed The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, And Our National Parks in April 2012; it's an inspiring and revealing look at how the idea of a national park was created at a critical moment in our nation's history. John Muir: America's First Environmentalist is another excellent look at the famed naturalist.

Although Shenandoah is one of the crown jewels of the NPS, its creation has a rather dark and unfortunate history. In recent years, the visitors center has created exhibits and a short documentary that address the fact that people were forced out of their homes (although not without putting up a strong fight) in order to create the park. Grandpa's Mountain (for children) and Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal (for adults) are both eye-opening looks at the losses endured by the families who originally lived on the land.

If you'd like a short introduction to the national parks, don't miss  M is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet (that existed as of 2003; several more parks have been established since then). If you're familiar with Sleeping Bear Press's alphabet series, you'll know that the "story in rhyme" can be enjoyed by young readers, while the informational sidebars add fun facts to the experience.

Although Chincoteague is not part of the NPS (it is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Assateague Island is, which is as good as any excuse to include Misty of Chincoteague. Marguerite Henry's classic tale of the annual pony swim made Virginia's wild ponies internationally famous when it was published in 1947 (you can stay at the same inn in which Henry wrote her novel!).

I have not yet read Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, And Helped Cook Up the National Parks Service; our copies have been super popular! This tribute to a Chinese-American chef who kept a team of researchers healthy during a crisis in what would become Yosemite (and for whom Sing Peak was named) has received tremendous reviews.

Just in time for the centennial is National Geographic Kids's updated National Parks Guide U.S.A, which is a junior version of the comprehensive guide for adults. Parks are divided by region and include travel tips, where to find fossils, successful environmental achievements, and of course, fabulous photographs.

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, And Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard, part of the magnificent Scientists in the Field series, is an insightful look at the natural scientists studying the unique animals that reside in our national parks.

I love the Where Is? spinoff of the wildly successful Who Was/Is series; Where is the Grand Canyon? is a fun overview of the development of the canyon, the Native American tribes who lived and still live there, and the establishment of the canyon as a national park.

Although no one (I'm sure) wants to see a species go extinct, the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone was controversial. To many people's surprise and delight, once the wolves returned, the natural environment of the park deepened in diversity and blossomed. The Wolves Are Back is a gorgeously told and illustrated account of the controversy, the reintroduction process, and the enormous benefits reaped by the ecoystem. Jean Craighead George's The Buffalo Are Back is a similarly beautiful look at the reintroduction of the buffalo to the Plains region (also on national park land).

For Adults:

We are fortunate to live near many national park sites; not just in Virginia, but also many that are ideal day trips. The NPS site is the best place to find not just parks, but also forests, monuments, and historic sites. Once you have determined your next journey, visit us to grab travel guides crammed with useful and intriguing information (I love Wikitravel and other online travel sites as much as the next person, but a good guidebook is hard to beat for reading pleasure, in addition to expert overviews of historical and cultural information). If you're planning a trip close to home, take our guides on the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chesapeake Bay, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Jamestown and Yorktown,Washington D.C., and Shenandoah. Many civil war sites in the area are part of the NPS, so Touring Virginia and West Virginia's Civil War Sites should definitely be on your list.  We have many park-specific guides focusing on Acadia National Park, Grand Canyon, Mammoth Cave, Smoky Mountains,  Yellowstone, and Zion and Bryce Canyon as well.

When I travel, I enjoy reading books about the area's history and culture. Travelers to Yellowstone should check out Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone and Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park.

Making a visit to Gettysburg? In addition to the many historical looks at the battle, consider Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg, which is a thoughtful and moving personal journey through the battlefield.

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks is on my never-ending to-be-read list; Terry Tempest Williams's portraits of twelve national parks has been hailed for its deeply personal and eye-opening look at our national parks.

Finally, for brilliantly photographed and written general histories of the NPS, you must read
National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History and The National Parks: America's Best Idea (the companion volume to Ken Burns's documentary).

Travel documentaries are perfect for both travel prep and armchair travel; we have many breathtaking DVDs about our beautiful national parks that are waiting for new viewers!

Next week, I'll blog about forthcoming and newly released books (I was going to blog about that until I learned that the NPS centennial was August 25th!). Prepare your to-be-read lists!

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ridiculously Good Reads: Late Summer Edition

Where did the summer go? I hope you read some awesome reads this summer! When I realized that I haven't done a "Ridiculously Good Read" post since May, I knew that I had a lot of catching up to do. I had a much longer list than this, but I am saving some titles for future posts. Here are some of my outstanding favorites from the summer:

I've been a huge fan of Sundee T. Frazier ever since I read The Other Half of My Heart, which was shamefully neglected during its publication year for recognition and awards. Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire is intended for a slightly younger audience, but Tucker's characters are just engaging and relatable as Frazier's other characters. Cleo (half African-American and Filipino) is a entrepreneur-in-training (her hero is an Oprah-like talk show host and successful businesswoman). When Cleo's latest scheme backfires (and gets her into trouble at school), Cleo must deal with the loss of customers (as well as some friendship issues). Cleo is funny, annoying at times, and has ups and downs with family, friends, and classmates; Tucker is intimately aware of upper elementary school issues, and creates realistic and appealing characters. A subplot involving Cleo's discomfort with a "family tree" assignment (she is adopted) is sensitively woven into the story. I hope we see more of Cleo very soon!

There are many variations of the "tortoise and hare/hare and tortoise" fable, but Alison Murray's Hare and Tortoise is one of my two favorite retellings of this Aesop tale (Helen Ward's version is perfect if you want a more sophisticated and traditional rendition). While Murray doesn't take many liberties with the actual story, this has an irreverant and silly feel (complete with maps!) that make this a top-notch read aloud for preschool and kindergarten students (Ward's ending is not as friendly and is a bit more cynical, which makes it ideal for older students).

If you need realistic and mature reads for older YA readers, you can't go wrong with Chris Lynch. Hothouse is my new favorite (although it was published in 2010); it is absolutely exceptional. D.J. and Russell have known each other for years, but their friendship has waxed and waned as they grew older. When their fathers, professional fire fighters, are killed in a fire, the community swarms around them in adulation of their hero dads...until distubring circumstances about the fire come to life. The new revelations crush the families and turn many in the community against them, with the two boys reacting in very different ways. This a powerful look at the worship of fallen heroes: how it can suffocate bereaved families, and how quickly it can change when heroes are revealed to be human.

Although L.J. Alonge's companion novels, Justin and Janae, are both great quick reads, Janae is the superior title. The trials and tribulations of teen basketball players living in Oakland will appeal to sports fans, especially reluctant readers (Justin has more mature elements than Janae).

While there are many beautifully created and illustrated picture books of Jesus's life, far too often the language is so rich and sophisticated that it is out of reach for young listeners (especially if the text is taken directly from a Bible translation). On the other hand, there is no shortage of crassly and cheaply  produced picture books of Bible stories. Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus is a much welcome relief from both ends of the spectrum. Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers (Abrams's adult and juvenile divisions publish heavily illustrated books for all readers, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Origami Yoda series; their adult books are usually gigantic coffee table books about art, design, and entertainment), this is a gorgeously told and painted retelling of Jesus's life. It is breathtaking, deeply moving, and an ideal gift for an Easter basket. Betsy Bird thinks it could be a wild card for the Caldecott; I heartily agree!

I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much from One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote; the Cat in the Hat nonfiction titles are cute, but often leave a lot to be desired. However, with the election coming up, I knew that it would be a popular choice. Now that I've read it, it's now my top recommendation for books about the election process! Not only does the Cat in the Hat explain the basics of campaigns and rallies, but also does a little nonvoting shaming (!) and mentions political parties other than the Republicans and Democrats (Green Party and Libertarian party in particular). The rhyme scheme can get a little forced, but for an introduction to the voting process, this can't be beat for its instant appeal, fun nature, and surprisingly diverse overview.

I'm not a huge fan of alternate history; a historical fantasy about the Russian tsars made me a little uncomfortable, to be honest. But  I'm working my way through YA books published in 2016, so I grabbed The Crown's Game from the new YA shelf. This fantasy (a series opener, of course!) about dueling magicians whose fate is intertwined with the Russian royal family is richly epic and tragically romantic.

The history of invention is rife with stories of inventions that came about through mishaps in the creation process; Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Invention is no exception. NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson was working on a new cooling system for rockets when he managed to create one of the most popular water toys for kids; not only is this a fun story about an accidental invention, but it's also a story about the importance of perseverance, creativity, and overcoming obstacles.

Just as adult worker bees in cubicles dream of chucking it all and moving to an organic farm in the country, Homer years to "get back to nature" and tap into his wild wolf ancestry. Luckily, he has some very understanding humans, who ship him off to wolf camp...where he discovers that wolves don't sleep on comfy beds in warm and dry houses (and bacon strips handed over by indulgent humans are nowhere to be found). Wolf Camp is a hilarious "grass is always greener" tale that readers/listeners up to third grade will love.

Next week, I'll blog about newly received or ordered books for Fall 2016; my to-be-read list is overflowing!

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian 

Monday, August 08, 2016

Pachyderm Pride: Celebrate World Elephant Day

Elephants are amazing creatures. They are fierce fighters, attentive mothers (and aunts, older sisters, and grandmothers!), and have complex behaviors that have intrigued scientists for ages. In honor of World Elephant Day, let's take a look at the fascinating and fun books we have about these majestic creatures:

Children's literature's most famous elephant stars in his very own yoga instruction book! As Babar demonstrates in Babar's Yoga for Elephants, even the most unwieldy creatures can tackle yoga poses. Through 15 yoga examples, Babar demonstrates how yoga helps to calm him as he travels around the world (he even offers helpful advice on what to do if your trunk gets in the way while practicing yoga).

Caitlin O'Connell 's A Baby Elephant in the Wild is a perfect introduction to elephants for young readers and listeners. With evocative photography and text, a small elephant's daunting world of survival is brought to life.

Although I love the final Elephant & Piggie for its sweetness and nostalgia, Elephant and Piggie: We Are in a Book! remains my #1 Elephant & Piggie (or Elephant & Gerald as some call it) book. Elephant & Piggie are super proud to be in a book and being read by a real reader, but Elephant freaks out when Piggie informs him that the book will eventually end. Luckily, they come up with a rather inventive solution. Not only is this hysterically funny (as are the other E&P books), but it also imparts the fun of reading (and re-reading!) in ways that books about the joys of reading often fail to do.

I've been a longtime favorite of the inimitable Scientists in the Field series (I am eagerly awaiting Crow Smarts).  The Elephant Scientist follows renowned elephant researcher Caitlin O'Connell as she researches elephants in Nambia, during which she discovers that elephants actually listen with their limbs!

We've seen examples of gorillas painting (most famously Koko's artwork), but  Elephants Can Paint, Too shows that these immense creatures enjoy playing with paints as well. Katya Arnold's work with preschoolers in Brooklyn is juxtaposed with her work with elephants in Thailand. Read this to young listeners who love books with photographs and true stories about animals.

I've read Little Elephant to my Baby Steps attendees many times over the years; even babies are entranced by infant elephants! Text is extremely short (one sentence per page), while the pictures are clear (by the legendary Tana Hoban) and uncluttered with extraneous details.

Finally, Splash is an outstanding read aloud on a hot summer day. Everyone in the jungle is sweltering on a hot African day, until baby elephant does what what comes naturally--making a huge splash! I've also used this with my Baby Steps class; even very young attention spans will love this.

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

Monday, August 01, 2016

Crazy About Construction?

Toddlers and preschoolers often get fixated on one favorite subject. With a laser beam focus, they will consume an impressive amount of books, movies, and/or TV shows about their passion, whether it is puppies, dinosaurs, trains, or construction vehicles. For the construction-obsessed youngster, there is no such thing as too many construction books, DVDs, or too much time watching hardworking men and women dig, lift, hammer, and build. Fortunately, there are tons of awesome construction-themed picture books; so much that I had a hard time deciding which books to read for last week's construction story time. Here are my favorites:

Sally Sutton is a construction aficionado's dream come true. With engaging and simple story lines and illustrations, her books entertain even those who are immune to construction fever. Her most recent book, Construction, observes a busy crew building a very important building--a new library! Check out Demolition and Roadwork for more construction fun.

The Construction Crew is a near-perfect read aloud for a toddler group: text is lively and illustrations are bright and bold (with a multicultural construction crew of men and women). We are introduced to the many important tools used by construction workers: wrecking balls, bulldozers, power drills, and more. At the end, we learn that the workers have built a new home for a family (and that friendly neighbors are ready to greet them).

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site strikes a fine balance between the dreamy (and occasionally boring) "going to bed stories" and raucous bedtime stories like The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds. Even bustling construction sites need to wind down at the end of the day. One by one, the construction equipment finishes its work for the day, then shuts down for the night. Young listeners will likely join in the "Shh...goodnight, {name of equipment], goodnight" refrain. 

Machines at Work, like most Byron Barton picture books, are ideal for very young attention spans. With a maximum of one sentence per page and simple clear-cut illustrations, this will captivate little construction fanatics who aren't ready for longer picture books. 

For the hardcore (and older) construction experts, check out the J 624 section. 

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Olympic Fever

Despite the inevitable controversies and worries over each Olympics, I am always excited when another Olympic Games is upon us. Although I enjoy the Winter Olympics very much, the Summer Olympics are my top favorite (I get bored with the endless skiing events). Track and field, swimming, gymnastics, diving, rowing, volleyball--I love all the events! In anticipation of renewed interest in the Games, we recently ordered a bunch of new Olympics-themed titles. Here are some of my favorites (or ones that I am looking forward to reading):

The Count on Me: Sports series are great for all readers, but especially reluctant readers. Each title focuses on key elements of sports (perseverance, generosity, courage, sportsmanship, and teamwork); the true stories feature famous and little-known athletes.

Ever wondered how skateboarders do tricks, how a tennis ball bounces off a racket, or how pole vaulters launch over a bar? As Faster, Higher, Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports demonstrates, it's not just due to intense training, but also an application of  physics. Designs of wheelchairs and artificial limbs for disabled athletes are also featured, which makes this much more inclusive than other sports books.

2016 marks two major events in gymnastics history: Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10 (1976) and Team USA winning its first team gold in women's gymnastics (1996). These two milestones are celebrated in Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still (a picture book) and Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven (a nonfiction chapter book).

If the length of Faster, Higher, Smarter is too intimidating, try the Science of the Summer Olympics series. The scientific elements of swimming/diving/water sports, gymnastics, soccer/volleyball/cycling, and track and field are explained through careful explanations and examples, with a big dose of fun and clarity.

The history of the early modern Olympics can be quite bizarre, as you will find out if you read The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon . The 1904 Games were held in St. Louis and were tied into the World's Fair, introducing most Americans to Olympic events for the first time. Being chased by a dog, stopping to eat apples, and drinking a strychnine potion (in thoughts that it would enhance performance) were all part of this crazy race. An author's note gives further information on the race; this is a terrific read aloud for elementary school students!

Winning Team/Balancing Act has been so popular that I haven't had a chance to check it out yet! Co-written by 1996 Team USA gymnast Dominique Moceanu, this naturally covers the ups and downs of life as an Olympic hopeful. I was taken with Moceanu's memoir (written for adults), so I am eager to read this one as well.

Tumbling has also been insanely popular, so this is also on my to-be-read list; this YA novel about five gymnasts competing for a spot on the Olympic team is undoubtedly full of suspense, joy, and heartbreak.

Totally CANNOT wait to read The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. This adult nonfiction overview of the history of the Olympics is something that I've been wanting for a long time; a comprehensive overview of the highlights and scandals of the Olympic Games.

These books have been/will be super popular when the Olympics get closer, so grab them now!

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library  

Monday, July 18, 2016

Read for the Win: Bingo Cards!

We incorporated "bingo cards" into our summer reading program this year, and so far, it's been a big success. Each week's card consists of both reading and non-reading activities (follow the library's social media, bring a friend/child to the library, ask a librarian to recommend a book, etc). If you're still working on your bingo card and need some suggestions to complete your card (a total of three completed activities is required), then today is your lucky day! Remember: children, teens, and adults have the same categories.

Read a book about a sport 

I read Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson to our Bingo for Books crowd on Monday night; Wimbledon had just concluded with Serena Williams tying Steffi Graff's record for most Grand Slam wins (22) and becoming the oldest women to win a major tennis title (at the age of 34), so reading this stand-out biography of the first African-American to win Wimbledon was a no-brainer. Althea Gibson had a rough start as a youngster in Harlem, but with mentoring and guidance from caring adults, she was able to fuel her temper and rashness into some fierce tennis playing!

2016 marks 40 years since 14 year old Nadia Comaneci scored the first ever perfect 10 in gymnastics (the scoring system has since changed, so no more perfect 10s). I've not read Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still because it is constantly checked out; however, I've heard great things about it from Bealeton librarian Ann McDuffie, who read it to her Bingo for Books participants! 

With the Summer Olympics fast approaching, What Are the Summer Olympics? has been a hot commodity at our libraries. It's a short read, but very impressive, as it covers a great deal of territory: the ancient Olympics, the emergence of the modern Olympics, the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich games, the withdrawal of the United States from the 1980 games and the withdrawal of the former USSR from the 1984 Olympics, doping scandals in track and field, and Greg Louganis's diving injury at the 1984 Olympics. More lighthearted moments such as the Magnificent Seven's team gold in gymnastics at the 1996 Olympics and the incredible achievements of Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps are highlighted. 

Sports fans and mystery fans should not miss out on John Feinstein's Sports Beat Mystery series, which feature two middle school students who investigate suspicious sports activities and mysteries at prominent sporting events, such as the Final Four in Last Shot.

Kenyans have dominated competitive racing for some time; what's their secret? Adharanand Finn uprooted his family and his professional life to investigate how Kenyans train and live as competitive or amateur runners. This is not just about competitive racing--Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, And the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth (first reviewed in August 2012) is a deeply personal, thoughtful, and entertaining look at a fascinating society. 

Read a book that was turned into a movie 

I also read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs to our Bingo for Books group; this wacky tale of food raining down from the sky is one of my childhood favorites, and tons of fun to read aloud (also a cautionary tale of "too much of a good thing" without being too preachy). 

I've never really understood people who say, "The book is ALWAYS better than the movie." (Why do people tell me this and expect me to jump up and cheer? Do they think I hate movies?) First of all, you're comparing two totally different ways of telling stories; it's like saying paintings are superior to sculptures. Secondly, I know of several movies where, in my opinion, the movie is vastly superior:  Forrest Gump, Sally Benson's short stories that were turned into Meet Me in St. LouisThe Devil Wears Prada, and The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, which inspired The Sound of Music stage show and movie (yes, with liberties), to name a few. Finally, there are quite a few film adaptations of movies that although are markedly different from their source material in various degrees, are just as beautiful and amazing as the books that inspired them, such as A Little Princess (the novel and the gorgeous but very different 1998 movie), Little Women (the original novel and the nearly perfect 1994 version), and The Wizard of Oz (the 1900 novel and the classic 1939 movie). If you and/or your children have never read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you are in for some big surprises! 

Soul Surfer is surfer Bethany Hamilton's courageous story of her faith, determination, and courage after losing her arm due to a shark attack. We have both her YA memoir and the movie adaptation (some scenes might be scary for small children). 

The Martian is not normally my cup of tea (my eyes risk being permanently stuck in a rolled position when I come across an excessive amount of exclamation points or swear words), but I was so enthralled with Andy Weir's storytelling that I quickly ignored any small factors that irritated me. This story of an astronaut who must survive on Mars is on-the-edge-of-your-seat reading. (This could also count as your "read a sci-fi novel" category). 

Read a sci-fi novel 

Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist is super fun and super funny; I've known both boys and girls who love the series. Franny K. is an enthusiastic scientist, but her experiments tend to have outrageous consequences. 

Galaxy Zack is a cute and appealing easy chapter series focused on a young boy who moves from Earth to planet Nebulon; not only is this a wacky science fiction series for beginning chapter book readers, but it's also a realistic look at moving to a new place and making new friends. 

I've only read the first book in the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series, so I can't speak for books that follow Aliens on Vacation. I can tell you that it's a hilarious tale of a young boy and his grandmother who happens to run a B&B for aliens. Of course, the town gets a little suspicious of all the activity and unusual guests roaming about the town. If general science fiction is too weighty or serious for you, try this one (perfect for readers not mature enough for YA). 

I was so sure that Cinder would not be my thing, but I found this Cinderella cyborg story ridiculously entertaining. I've not read the more recent Lunar Chronicles titles, but I've been told they are just as fab as Cinder. 

People not familiar with science fiction often assume it's just about aliens and outer space battles. In fact, science fiction, both literature and movies/TV, often explores ethical and social issues: Ray Bradbury's novels, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and more. Noggin is an extraordinary YA science fiction novel in which cryonics has been realized. After Travis dies, he is preserved until technology can bring him back to life; when his head is attached to a new body, he, his loved ones, and his community must grapple with the new reality of a Travis that looks somewhat the same, but is quite different in other ways. As it is five years after Travis's death, many people (including his girlfriend) have found ways to cope and move forward from their loss, which are now shaken and challenged by Travis being back in their lives. This is a gripping, heartbreaking, occasionally hilarious, and thought-provoking story for mature readers. 

We have three more weeks in our summer reading program, so keep reading and bringing in those bingo cards! 

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library