The first volunteer fair is scheduled for Sat. 5/14

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Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) and the Wednesday Group are hosting the first Warren County Volunteer Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

The fair was announced at the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce website to be held at Samuel’s Public Library.

Nonprofits that will be there include Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Warren Coalition and more.

Any nonprofits interested in participating in the fair should contact Samuel’s Public Library in Front Royal.

Contact Michelle Toss at Samuel’s Public Library at (540) 635-3153.

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SamiCon at Samuel’s Library

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Samuel’s Public Library is hosting SamiCon today from 10 am – 4:30 pm.

As a part of Free Comic Book Day, families are invited to the library for a free comic and a day of video game themed fun.

SamiCon will feature a coding workshop from Coding Ninjas, Pokemon cookie decorating, arcade machines, escape rooms, and more.

There will also be a costume contest and performances by local magician Kevin Owens.

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News Maker Erin Rooney on Samuel’s Library Memory Lab

Samuel’s Public Library of Front Royal announced through an email that they can offer Memory Lab.

Memory Lab can preserve old faded photos and documents and even VHS tape.

We spoke with Adult Reference Supervisor Erin Rooney about the innovative lab in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Erin tells us how the lab is able to take old documents and old photos and preserve them for future generations.

She also tells us of the variety of ways the materials can be stored and saved.

Erin also tells us that in order to use the lab you must set an appointment here.

She also tells us of what the Library hopes to offer in the future with the lab.

Click here for Erin’s interview.

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News Maker Erin Rooney on Samuel’s Library Memory Lab

Samuel’s Public Library of Front Royal announced through an email that they can offer Memory Lab.

Memory Lab can preserve old faded photos and documents and even VHS tape.

We spoke with Adult Reference Supervisor Erin Rooney about the innovative lab in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Erin tells us how the lab is able to take old documents and old photos and preserve them for future generations.

She also tells us of the variety of ways the materials can be stored and saved.

Erin also tells us that in order to use the lab you must set an appointment here.

She also tells us of what the Library hopes to offer in the future with the lab.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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Samuel’s Library adds a Memory Lab

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Samuel’s Public Library Front Royal announced in an email that they now offer a Memory Lab.

The service will allow patrons to preserve and share media that is in danger of deterioration.

The Memory Lab can also preserve materials that require equipment that is no longer available or unusable.

Memory Lab converts old photos, VHS tape and film into a digital format.

Patrons can register for 2 hour sessions to use the Memory Lab at the Library’s Registration calendar here.

A brief tutorial will be given to patrons before using the Memory Lab from Library staff for proper use.

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StoryWalk premiere at Eastham Park

Warren County Parks and Recreation, Samuels Public Library and Rotary Club are teaming up for the new StoryWalk at Eastham Park in Front Royal.

The new book along the walk will be Have You Heard the Nesting Bird by Rita Gray.

Families are invited to the park today at 1 pm to learn more about local birds and build a bird-feeder.

The first 50 children in attendance will also receive a copy of the book featured on the walk.

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News Maker Michelle Ross on the opening of StoryWalk® Trail

A StoryWalk® trail ribbon cutting happens tomorrow Dec. 15 at 3:30 at Eastham Park in Front Royal.

We spoke with Samuel’s Public Library Director Michelle Ross about exactly what a StoryWalk® trail is in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Michelle tell’s us what the StoryWalk® is and what it encourages.

Michelle also tells us about how StoryWalk® Trails are found worldwide.

We also found out about the home COVID-19 test kits that are available at Samuel’s Public Library.

Michelle also tells about the library’s survey that they are asking us to fill out before Dec. 31.

Click here for Michelle’s interview.

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Camping for Hunger accepting donations through Sat. 11/20

photo credit the river 953 used by permission

The Camping for Hunger donations continue to grow at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal.

The bus was just visited by volunteer Fire and Rescue personnel dropping off donations, pictured.

We are also thankful to you for an over flowing donation box from Samuels Public Library.

A new box has been placed at Samuel’s Public Library and other drop off locations are found by clicking here.

The needed donations will help C-Cap feed our friends and neighbors through spring.

Click here for all Camping for Hunger information including a secure monetary donation link.

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Samuels Public Library Annual Book Sale

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The FOSL ( Friends of Samuels Library ) will host it’s annual Fall Book Sale Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. , as well as Monday, October 4th from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Samuels Public Library , 330 E. Criser Rd., Front Royal. Homemade baked goods will be available Friday and Saturday.

The book sale has a variety of more than 4,000 books and DVD’s ranging in price from fifty cents to three dollars. The final day of the sale , Monday October 4th will feature a special Name-Your-Own-Price-Day. A Special FOSL member only book sale preview event will be held on Thursday September 30th from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Those interested in becoming a member can register and gain access to that event.

Masks are highly encouraged at this event.

Samuel’s Public Library holds Easter event

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This Saturday Mar. 27 Samuel’s Public Library will host a Spring Fling Drive through book give away from 2 to 4.

Friends of Samuel’s Public Library and the Easter Bunny will be celebrating a drive through book give away.

Families of children aged 0-11 are invited to drive through the Library parking lot for a wave from the Easter Bunny an Easter bag and a free brand new book.

Families will remain in their cars at all times and drive through the parking lot to get their Easter bag.

The Library is located at 330 East Criser Road Front Royal.

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