The blogger is spending a lot more time at the library lately due to internet needs and guess what she found? Cool Free Stuff.
Example: 2009 Virginia Grown Guide -- this lists Farmers Markets and Direct From Farm sales spots throughout the Commonwealth. If you're heading to the beach or the mountains, this will help you figure out where to get local produce. (One beef -- it doesn't list Reston's most excellent Farmer's Market at Lake Anne each Saturday. Oh well, more good stuff for those of us in the know). Ask at the Info desk for a copy!
Example: The Adventures of Storm the Raindrop -- a coloring book for the small fry that has a couple of puzzles in it. Because it's new, it might buy you some quiet time -- and along the way the kids learn about their part in helping maintain good water quality. Out in the information area in the hallway.
And of course, the FCPL publication, This Month, which tells everything that's going on in the county. This is especially important for parents trying to get their kids into high-demand programs. If your local branch's program is full, try one nearby -- many of the programs are appearing at multiple branches.
Money, money, money! Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders can win $$$ in an essay and poetry contest. June 1-Aug 22, 2009. For more info, click here.
And don't forget, the Friends of Reston Regional Library always have an ongoing sale in the hallway. Hardback and paperback books, extremely reasonably priced, and restocked frequently. Your next beach read may be waiting here for you!