Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls
Church has had a busy summer.
Just how busy was it?
The library recently concluded its annual summer reading program. About 2,000 readers of all ages signed up for this year's program, and of those, 146 adults and 600 kids and teens successfully completed the program. Those who completed the program read more than 3,000 books.
Those who completed the program had the opportunity to score some great prizes from local businesses. The Mary Riley Styles Library Foundation raffled off pairs of Kindle Fires, iPod Shuffles, and gift certificates to One More Page books. Each prize was awarded to one teen and one adult that completed their summer reading goals. Anime Pavilion, Clay Café & Studios, Doodlehopper 4 Kids, Elevation Burger, Eye Level Learning Center, Flippin’ Pizza, Foxes Music Co., Lazy Sundae, One More Page, Original Pancake House, Victory Comics, and Zinga Frozen Yogurt donated coupons that were awarded to kids who read on their own and teens who finished the Summer Reading program, according to the library.
This summer, the library hosted 65 different programs with more than 3,000 attendees participating. One new program this summer was the PlayDate Café – a program for children, birth to 24 months, and their caregivers.
The library depends on the help of volunteers to continue its programming. This summer, the library's 102 teen volunteers logged a total of 382 hours.