Friday, June 19, 2009


School is finally out in Fairfax County so it is time to spend time being self-indulgent with great books. The summer reading program for children is underway with a theme of Read Around the World. The program is run in conjunction with the Fairfax County Schools, and the Friends of Reston Regional Library help underwrite the cost.

Reston Regional Library has all the lists you need for the books recommended for each age, and wonderful librarians in the children's section who can help you locate the perfect choice for your child. Go sign up TODAY! As you can tell from these photos from last year, it is truly a family affair.

Preschoolers through 6th graders who read (or have read to them) 15 books, record it on a log, and turn that in will qualify for the coupon book. The coupon book is full of discount and free prizes the child can claim. One coupon book per child and lost coupon books cannot be replaced.

Students in grades 7-12 read eight books and record them on the log in order to get the coupon book.

For more details on the Summer Reading Program, click here.

For teens there is a great film contest called "Cool Clips." Run by Pohick Library, this program invites the teens to create a film, on any subject, no longer than 5 minutes. Reston has only had one teen film submission for the last several years. You can change that! For more information, click here.

At Reston specifically, there are many great programs coming up. Check the list here, and be sure to sign up early!

Photos by Alicia Isaac


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