"A great library needs more than books and computers — it needs friends!"
This is the motto of the Friends of the Sherwood Regional Library.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Stories and fingerplays about lions!

Tuesday, March 1 10:30 a.m.
Age 2-3 with adult

A publication of Fairfax County, Virginia
Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. Call 703-324-8380 or TTY 703- 324-8365.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Get a FREE book!

Visit the 2nd Floor Book Sale (first Saturday of the month, and every Thursday 10am to 12pm), and bring this coupon for a free book!

Don't wait! Coupon expires 3/31/11. See coupon for other restrictions.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Did you know that Friends groups at each Fairfax County Public Library branch sponsor used book sales to raise money for the library? Proceeds from book sales support fun and educational programs for children and adults at branches as well as system-wide events such as the popular Summer Reading Program. Some groups have supported the purchase of ebooks, magazine subscriptions and much more. You can help support the library by browsing the used book sale at your local branch or donating your excess books and DVDs. Friends groups have different criteria for book donations.

Sherwood Regional Library welcomes your donations of:

• Current and high-interest non-fiction
• Hardcover fiction in excellent condition
• New and gently used children’s books.

For reasons of health and space, WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

• Musty, mildewed, torn or moisture-damaged books
• Textbooks older than 3 years
• Computer/business/finance books older than 2 years
• Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
• Medical and/or legal books
• Incomplete encyclopedia sets or other incomplete sets
• Magazines
• Phonograph records and/or cassette tapes
• Books previously owned by libraries

Your gift of books in excellent condition will be considered for addition to our collection. Those not added are given to the Friends of the Sherwood Regional Library for their ongoing book sale.

Book donations should be taken to the side door and given to a volunteer or staff member. ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE WILL BE DISCARDED.

Monday and Wednesday: 1pm to 9pm
Tuesday: 10am to 9pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: no donations accepted.

This week's Bookish Birthday celebrates Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr.

John Dickert of Mount Vernon Farms won Tears of the Giraffe for correctly answering the following question:

Born Jan. 22, 1937, in East Pittsburgh, Pa., this author began his career as a police officer in Los Angeles, but eventually became a fulltime writer of nonfiction police stories and novels. One of his best known books described the murder of a police officer in a field and the long courtroom drama that followed. It won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for nonfiction in 1974. In 2003 he wrote a book about a serial arsonist.

The correct answer: Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr.

New Trustee appointed to the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees

Jay A. Jupiter has been appointed to the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland.

To read the full release click here.

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