Monday, December 15, 2008

Feels Like Summer

We're harkening back to the days of warmth and indoor library entertainment today. During the summer of 2008, the Friends of Reston Regional Library helped fund a program that brought Grey Seal Puppets to our library. Based in Charlotte, NC, this traveling troupe of puppeteers is well known, having graced the stage at the Smithsoninan's Discovery Theater, and even the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! For us, they put on a show that evoked laughter and joy to ring out filling the meeting rooms of our library. Children of all ages enjoyed this one!

Programs like these are the reason you donate, and we sort, price and sell books. We work together to help fund literacy programs in our own local community. As Fairfax County wrestles with how they wil close the budget gap, the Friends groups at each library will be even more important to help ensure that the high quality programs you've come to expect to be available will still be around. So thank you for doing your part by donating and volunteering.
Incidentally, if there are programs you'd like to see going on at Reston Regional Library, we'd love to hear your ideas! E-mail us at RestonFrie or comment below. We can't promise that we'll fund everything, but we do promise we'll read every suggestion and consider it.

Last minute holiday shopping? Don't forget to look at our Amazon1 and Amazon2 websites. You may find the perfect book for the difficult present recipient. We can help you make it happen. If you're a current Friend, we can even do it without you paying shipping (if you're picking it up locally). 

Photos by Alisha Isaac

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