The end of summer has arrived. We’re cleaning sand out of our trunks … I meant the trunks of our cars … getting a last dip in the pool … and returning our “beach reading” books to our local branches to pick up those more serious tomes for the fall and winter. (Not me!)
Our Summer Reading Program also ends on Saturday, Sept. 5, so all our great, young readers (especially those procrastinators-in-training) should get their reading logs in this week so they can collect their coupon books and hundreds of dollars worth of free or discounted deals, including free ice cream.
What the end of summer will not mean to Fairfax County Public Library customers is a change of hours. Library staff has heard customers refer to our new hours as the “summer hours.” Unfortunately, at least as long as the recession continues, the new hours are here to stay. (M-W, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thurs, Fri., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. (regionals only are open) 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Mary Mulrenan, Fairfax County Public Library