Next Friends Meeting, Jan 20th 2015 at 7:00 PM

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan 20th, at 7:00 PM in the large meeting room of the Kingstowne Library.

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Fairfax County to audit Friends groups

We are very dismayed to learn that the Board of Trustees has voted to audit Friends groups. This action is a serious blow to the relationship that Friends groups have with the county, and a hamper to our ability to fulfill our mission.

Read more about the audit here: http://reston2020.blogspot.com/2014/12/fairfax-county-to-audit-friends-of.html

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Friends Dough Raiser at Uno’s in Kingstowne – Dec 5th

Friends of Kingstowne Library and Uno’s are partnering up for a “dough raiser”. Head to Uno’s at 5935 Kingstowne Center on December 5th and present our coupon (below). Uno’s will donate up to 15% of your check to Friends.

The money raised by Friends goes to enhance and promote the Kingstowne library. These funds allow Friends to sponsor programming, buy library materials, donate furniture, and more.

Download the coupon by pasting this link into your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B73YRoZn4wVXNUV5OWR5ejlpTkE/edit?usp=sharing

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Special Book Sale/Open House on October 12th

On Saturday, Oct. 12th; Friends and the Kingstowne Center for Active Adults will both have a special event! The KCAA will be featuring its open house. Friends will have its special “second Saturday” sale.

We look forward to seeing you!

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How Friends helps the library.

The Friends would like to take a moment to list some of the ways in which it fulfills its mission. The following is a list of upcoming programs, as well as past purchases that Friends of Kingstowne Library have funded for the Kingstowne branch.

==UPCOMING EVENTS==

  • Wild and Wonderful -Nov, Jan – May 2013, Sept 2013 through June 2014 (16 total)
  • Child and Me Yoga – April, May, June, Nov, Dec 2013
  • Wee Got the Beat – Jan , Sept 20th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th 2013
  • Kofi Dennis – Jan 28th 2013
  • Teddy Bears Picnic puppet show (Bob Brown) – March 26th
  • Origami Fun (Teen Read Week)- Supplies – Oct 17th
  • Improv and Comedy Theater (Teen Read Week) – Oct 19th
  • Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres – Jan 31, 2014

==ITEMS OR SERVICES==

  • A water cooler and water for staff use
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week Gifts and Food
  • The annual volunteer appreciation luncheon
  • Thanksgifting (an event in which toys are purchased and shown, then donated)
  • Book Bags sold behind the counter
  • Book Sale supplies and support items
  • The Summer Reading Program Dragon
  • The Summer Reading Program gifts (pails and shovels)
  • Mutts Gone Nuts (an exciting childrens program)
  • Candy for volunteers to snack on.
  • Tie Die t-shirts (in support of an event)
  • An Emergency Radio and Blanket
  • An Edible Arrangement for the staff at Christmas time
  • The Arts and Crafts program
  • The Dr. Seuss birthday Program
  • Dairy queen Cards as a gift for book sale volunteers
  • Subscription to periodicals
  • A digital camera for use in the branch.
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