Kings Park Library Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Kings Park Library is celebrating its 40th anniversary all month with family events every Saturday in October and special festivities on Oct. 20.

Festivities on Oct. 20 include a fire safety puppet show at 10:30 a.m.; face painting at 11 a.m.; the Korean Autoharp Club at noon; Halloween Rocks and More with Cody and Bj at 1 p.m.; a commemorative tree planting at 2 p.m.; a performance by the Kings Park Band at 2:30 p.m. and a special book cart sorting contest at 3:30 p.m. complete with prizes. Sign up online or call 703-978-5600 for the puppet show, Halloween Rocks and the book sorting contest. The festivities are cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. For details on other special 40th-anniversary events throughout October, see the Events page on the library website.

“Kings Park Library is a special place for generations in our community,” says Helen Ignatenko, the branch manager. “Many of the kids who came to the library's opening now bring their own children to our programs. One of our customers has commented: ‘I was here the day the library opened. By the end of the day, all of the books in the children’s library were gone.’” Kings Park Library today continues to be the busy heart of this community, just as it was back then, 40 years ago. This is a great reason to celebrate!”

The Kings Park Library located, at 9000 Burke Lake Roadin Burke, first opened in October 1972 and was renovated and expanded in 1993. It boasts a collection of over 120,000 items and offers quality programs for preschool children and their parents/caregivers, book discussion groups for school-age children and their parents, teens and adults, and other special programs throughout the year. In August 2012, more than 42,000 library customers checked out almost 90,000 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
Oct. 5, 2012

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