Friday, January 8, 2010

Frightful Weather

We have snow again today, and the kids in Fairfax County Public Schools are on a 2-hour delay. What happened to that global warming we were all worried about a few months back?

Isn't it nice to know that even when the streets are difficult for driving, and the wind cuts like a knife, that there is a warm place to visit? Unless the County Government decrees otherwise, the library staff are like the old Post Office motto,

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds". "

They show up and do their jobs quietly, efficiently and effectively, no matter the weather. (The saying actually goes back to Herodatus, but most people associate it with the Post Office).

Here's another cool thing. You can visit Reston Regional Library in your pajamas. True! If you have a computer, you can log in and visit the catalog, many databases, and spend oodles of time perusing the FCPL website without ever changing out of your most comfortable clothes. With a library card you can put books on hold and sign up for programs!

So as the County continues to jump through budget hoops and we hear lots of talk about how
only essential programs will survive, feel free to let our Hunter Mill Supervisor to the County Board of Supervisors, Cathy Hudgins, know that for you, the library is ESSENTIAL and she must fight for it's survival. You can click on the link, or call her at 703-478-0283.

Now let's all go shovel some more snow. Sigh.

/kw

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