Sherwood Regional Library Celebrates 40th Anniversary

For Immediate Release: Sept. 1, 2011

Contact: Mary Mulrenan 703-324-8319

The Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, will celebrate its 40th anniversary from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a day of free events and activities, including swing music, storytelling and children’s crafts.

Special events include tales of adventure with Gary Lloyd at 11 a.m.; the Mount Vernon Dixieland Band from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. and the Mount Vernon Swing Band from 3 p.m.-4 p.m., both outside on the Showmobile.

Two special pre-anniversary events are scheduled a week earlier on Saturday, Sept. 10. They include barbershop music with the Harmony Heritage Singers at 11 a.m. and a special musical presentation, “From Tin Pan Alley to the Shores of Jamaica” with Rocknoceros at 2:30 p.m. Events are cosponsored by the Friends of the Sherwood Regional Library.

“We look forward to sharing the fun with Sherwood Regional's neighbors, volunteers, and especially our hardworking Friends,” says Branch Manager Denise Morgan.

Sherwood Regional Library opened on Sept. 20, 1971, as the Fairfax County Public Library’s first regional library, serving as a model for the current regional and community library branch system. On opening day, the branch circulated 1,800 volumes. The second floor housed the children’s room and books for new branches scheduled to be opened.

Today, the branch circulates more than 50,000 items per month and 26,000 individuals pass through its doors during the same period. The library offers 27 Internet stations with Microsoft Office and wireless access. The second floor now houses a Tech Lab. There is a meeting room, four conference rooms and a group study room. Special spaces include the Read to Me room in the children's area on the first floor where parents of young children enjoy puzzles and board books.

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.


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