Rust Library

One of our family projects this summer–invented by the kids–is to visit every public library in Loudoun County.  Here is an account of our recent trip to Rust Library in Leesburg, written by Abigail, Age 5.

It had American Girl Dolls and it was fun. You have to scan the library card to get an American Girl Doll.

Grooming the Dolls

After you scan your library card, you could get any American Girl Doll that was there. And the American Girl Dolls came in cases. They came with beds and accessories, but not all came with beds. You could play with them. There was Addy, Kaya, Julie, Rebecca. You could read books with them. You can not take them home.

Abigail Reading to Addy

The library was super super fun. All the other libraries didn’t have any American Girl Dolls. They had the biggest children’s place that I’ve ever seen. There was a playground that was super close.

More of the Children's SectionChildren's SectionLibrary Selfie

My (Rebecca’s) additional notes:

This place was huge, and we didn’t even make it out of the children’s section. I appreciated that the computers were unobtrusively tucked off to the side, so I heard no arguments about screen time. There is a small, convenient bathroom in the children’s section. With a Duplo Table and the dolls and oodles of new books to find, the kids happily spent hours there on this first visit.

Duplo Table

I enjoyed a bit of dark humor in the graveyard view out the picture window above the Duplo table.

All These People Were Alive

And when we were done at the library, we visited the playground, for a full afternoon of free fun.

Playground. No shoes.

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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2 Responses to Rust Library

  1. Lisa V says:

    Love the Rust library! They have great teen programs too 🙂

    • rbpepper says:

      Excellent! I’d like to return (with less children) and check out the rest of the library. They seem to have all kinds of interesting things there!

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