Wednesday, October 22, 2008

IT'S FRIENDS WEEK


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has designated Oct. 19-25, as Friends of the Library Week in Fairfax County. The Friends are ambassadors in their communities, campaigning for new buildings and advocating for increased funding. These efforts help to ensure the library continues to provide access to print and electronic materials, as well as expert assistance in research and reader’s advisory.

This official county wording (above) doesn't tell the whole story.  The Friends groups work tirelessly to ensure that library staff members as well as the patrons have a library setting that is user-friendly.  They provide much needed funding for special programs such as speakers and reading programs and help to ensure accessibility to all.  The Reston Friends of the Library are particularly involved in helping fund major needs for Access Services, a branch of the FCPL that serves those with accessibility issues.

This official photo, provided by the Fairfax County Government website, is of the Friends group members who were able to attend the kick-off announcment.  On the right you can see our own Charly and Rik Karlsson and Ron Cinal.

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