School is back in full swing and the kiddos get to spend all day with their friends (and favorite teachers)! There’s the promise of fall fun and festivals, and the overall joy of a new season. With all the beauty of the changing seasons, one constant is Brambleton’s desire to keep kids interested in learning – and what better place to do that than the Brambleton Library? Located in the heart of the Brambleton Town Center, our state-of-the-art library is far more than books and books only.
It may feel obvious, but the original purpose of libraries was to make reading accessible, and the Brambleton Library is no exception. As a member of the Loudoun County Public Library system, the Brambleton Library operates with the ideals of “Inspiration, Information, Innovation [and] Inclusion” to build community in celebrating reading and learning. Members can use their cards to access a huge number of books, magazines and more. Both in person and online, through resources like Libby/OverDrive, making it easy for kids of all ages and reading levels to find reading materials that inspire them. Few things are as exciting as watching your kids read for fun, and there is no safer place to encourage that than with the knowledgeable staff of the Brambleton Library, and the environment they provide to all ages.
One of the best parts of the Brambleton Library is the Makerspace and everything you can do! This space makes many resources available to patrons during regular library hours, including:
The Makerspace not only includes incredible to-do’s (make-your-own holiday cards, anyone?) but also offers events and workshops to help folks engage with their creativity and learn something new. The Makerspace is a place to allow your imagination to take you to new heights of creativity and learning. Find a list of Makerspace events on their calendar and start planning your next project now, but be sure to call ahead to ensure the space you’re interested in is available.
On top of activities within the Makerspace, the library has activities available for everyone, such as:
These activities are a great way to spend time with other Brambletonians and make friends with people who share your interests. They are also a fantastic way to try out a new hobby in a fun and low-pressure environment. Let your kids (including your inner child) get out there and see what’s in store. Who knows? It could be the perfect easy-to-plan play date for new friends from school!
If you’re looking for events that will keep you cozy as the weather cools down, look no further. The Brambleton Library has incredible events each week including Author Talks and lectures from experts on everything from the Cancer Moonshot to the best ways to cook with various herbs. This past summer, the library even hosted an event to help kids feel more comfortable taking the school bus for the first time, including a practice run. Too cool! Each event is designed with the community in mind and is often focused on the local landscape, both literally and figuratively. Check out their calendar or stay up to date through their Facebook page where new events are shared every Monday. Some upcoming events we’re excited about are:
Toddler Storytime – Wednesdays at 10 AM
Meet the Makerspace – Saturdays at 10 AM. Tour the Makerspace and learn what it’s all about!
Bike Into History – Oct 9th at 11 AM. Antique bike show on Emberbrook Circle.
Makerspace: Fall Decor Towels – October 13, 6-7:30 PM.
Live Music: Pianist Quentin Walston – October 14, 4:30-6 PM
Master Gardners: Fall is for Planting – October 15, 2 PM
Teen Game Night – October 19, 4-8:30 PM
Halloween Fear Factor – October 28, 6-8 PM. Teens will enjoy an evening of gross candy tasting, creepy doll heads and chilling tales tied to some of the strangest and scariest phobias. Crafts and candy are available while supplies last.
Who knew the Brambleton Library offered so much? No matter your age or interest, a trip to the library should most definitely be on your fall bucket list. Coordinate with friends or make it a solo trip. Either way, you are sure to find adventure. Check out their website or Facebook page to learn more.