Monday, August 27, 2012

#1-- Better than a cereal box…

(If you’re like me, you read anything…)

For those of a certain age-- Do you remember bookmobiles? I grew up in Montgomery County MD. Before we got a local branch library, the bookmobile came to our neighborhood every two weeks, stopping for several hours in front of the Safeway. All its books had plastic covers, and smelled new (unlike the ones at the ancient Chevy Chase DC branch). It was a real treat to climb the steps and breathe in all the colors, smells, and possibilities… It was a brand new world.

The Reston Friends have just completed four days of August book sales for children/education and teens, bringing in over $13,000. The books you donate and buy help provide support for your library—books, e-books, programming, even scholarship funds for staff continuing education, and more. It all comes back to the community!

The big fall book sale is coming up—Sept 26 (Friends preview evening), then Thursday through Sunday, Sept 27-30. Check out the bargains galore, and take home the books you always meant to read! Hours are listed below.

Did you know there are 1100 requests on the waiting list for Fifty Shades of Gray? While you’re waiting, stop by the new releases and pick up something else! George Pelecanos writes gritty noir stories set in DC’s underside. Try his latest, The Cut.
Reston Regional also has his first ones, starting with A Firing Offense. Or if you’re looking for something lighter, and have somehow missed the Stephanie Plum books, try Janet Evanovich’s series about the Trenton NJ heroine who moved from lingerie sales to bounty hunting. One for the Money is the first, and sets the cast of characters (they sure are!). She’s up to 18, with another out soon.

Remember new expanded Reston Regional library hours begin Saturday, Sept 8.
Monday-- Thursday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-– 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday-– 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday-- 1 to 5 p.m.

Fall Book Sale hours
Wed Sept 26, 5-8 p.m. preview for Friends members
Thurs Sept 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. public sale begins
Fri Sept 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat Sept 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun Sept 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

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