Oakton Library Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a day of free events and activities, including visits from literary characters, a gadget fair, a special Fall for the Book program, door prizes and more.

Special events include a visit from Bad Kitty who will pose for photos from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.; Fall for the Book author Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman at 11 a.m.; a gadget fair from noon-2 p.m.; and a special presentation by Mark Twain impersonator, Gary Robertson, at 2:30 p.m. Sign up online or call 703-242-4020 for the Mark Twain event. The festivities are cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library and the Fairfax Library Foundation.

“Five years has flown in the blink of an eye,” says Jerilyn Polson, Oakton’s branch manager. “The community has embraced us so completely that I can’t imagine Oakton without a library. I hope everyone will come out and enjoy our celebration and continue to show their support for public libraries as essential to their quality of life.”

The 17,304-square-foot library branch opened with a collection of 70,000 items on September 29, 2007. It is the first (and only) Fairfax County Public Library branch located in the Providence District and also the first county library designed using the Leadership in Energy and Environment (LEED) principals developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It received the organization’s silver certification.

On opening day in 2007, more than 2,000 individuals checked out over 3,000 items. Today, the branch serves more than 14,000 customers each month who check out more than 31,000 items.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-8380, TTY 703-324-8365.

Fairfax County Public Library
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Contact: Mary Mulrenan, Communications Specialist
703-324-8319, TTY 703-324-8365, Fax 703-324-3180
Sept. 14, 2012

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