Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer Reading Program

The Children's Summer Reading Program kicks off on MONDAY, June 21.  Here are the highlights:

The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation. It is held in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public School system.

There is also a HOST of summer programs for children available through the generosity of Friends of the Library organizations throughout the county, including Friends of Reston Regional Library.

Here are some important messages from the staff at FCPL regarding children's programs:

Sign Up
We’d love to welcome everyone to all our programs, but unfortunately we have space limitations.  For most programs, registration is required.  You can register for programs online, in person or by calling the library branch.  Registration begins two weeks before the event.

Waiting Lists vs. Main Lists
We use waiting lists for some programs.  If a program is full you may be put on the wait list.  The library will alert you if you move from the wait list to the main list.  Those that are on the wait list will have first priority if there are cancellations or no-shows on the day of the program.  If there are openings in a program, but not enough openings to accommodate your family, please call the library.

Please follow the listed age recommendations for children’s events.  Our performers and presenters prepare programs for specific age groups so the program content is age appropriate.

If a program your child wants to attend is already full, the program may be repeated at another library.

Some programs are for school age children and teens only because if adults attended, fewer children could come (all people in the room count toward room capacity).  Parents of special-needs children are welcome to attend all programs with their children.

If you have signed up for a program and are not there when it starts, we assume you are not coming and give your seat to others who are waiting.  Late arrivals may not be admitted if room occupancy has already been reached.  Those on the waiting list will be admitted before those that have not registered at all.

If you run a daycare service and would like to bring all the children to a program, please ask the branch to see if this is possible.

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