Friends of the Reston Regional Library

Reston Regional Library.""

The Friends of the Reston Regional Library are an active group of volunteers who support the Library through ongoing and special semi-annual book sales. Through the generosity of the Friends, the Reston Regional Library has been able to: sponsor special children's programs and other cultural events, fund new service desks, needed furniture, equipment and supplies.

To become a Friend of the Reston Regional Library, please complete this online form.

Best of Reston
The Friends of the Reston Regional Library were 2013 Best of Reston Award Winners.

The Friends of the Reston Regional Library support the public library in its efforts to improve its collections, services and programs offered to area residents.

Sherry Pinkston and Brian Jacoby of the Friends of Reston Regional Library present a check for $25,000 to Branch Manager Daria Parnes.      In the last five years, the Friends of the Reston Regional Library have:

  • Supported the renovation of the public area by funding improved service desks for information, check out and children's area
  • Funded new signage, contributed funds to renovate the staff workroom, purchased new shelving and furniture in the children's alcove
  • Funded microfilm of the Reston Times and the Valueline online subscription
  • Sponsored the annual volunteer tea and the annual open house
  • Annual funding of the special summer children's programs and children's author luncheon
  • Contributed to the Center for the Book
  • Contributed to the Library Foundation
  • Funded the construction of a book storage shed
  • Been recognized before the Board of Supervisors in February 2003 for their service to the community
  • Recognized by the Board of Supervisors in August 2004 for supporting All Fairfax Reads
  • Launched a Friends newsletter in the Fall/Winter of 2004

Senior (65 years and over): $5.00
General Membership: $15.00
Good Friend: $50.00
Best Friend: $100.00
Special Friend: $250.00

Meeting Dates
Meetings are held quarterly (February, May, August and November). Dates, times and locations are announced to members.

Book Sales
There is an ongoing book sale at the Reston Regional Library plus special book sales are held in the spring and fall.

Library Director Sam Clay.We are happy to accept items in GOOD saleable condition

  • New books, Best sellers, coffee-table
  • Collectibles, Old Books prior to 1950
  • Textbooks – No older than 5 years from date
  • Encyclopedias – Complete Sets — No older than 10 years from current date
  • Sets — Prior to 1940 OR no older than 10 years from current date
  • Magazines — Prior to 1960 OR no older than 3 months prior to date
  • Specialty Magazines — up to 1 year prior to date (e.g. Architectural Digest, cooking, Civil War, Hobbies)
  • Media – CD’s, DVD’s, Audio books on CD or Cassette; Great Courses (any format), VHS sets (only)
  • Maps
  • Puzzles (between August – October)
  • Computer books (Saleable!)

We no longer accept phonograph records.

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Corporate Sponsors That Support The Friends of the Reston Regional Library:
Reston Regional Library Friends.

7-Eleven – Soapstone, Reston

Dairy Queen – Hunters Woods, Reston

Eggspectation – Chantilly

Giant – Fox Mill, Herndon

Giant – North Point Village Center, Reston

Great Harvest Baking Company – Herndon

Home Depot - Fairfax

Jason Deli – Fairfax

Office Depot – Spectrum Center, Reston

Sears – Franklin Farms, Herndon

Starbucks – Plaza America, Reston

Bagel Market – Vienna

Walmart – Fairfax

Whole Foods – Plaza America, Reston

Honey Baked Ham – North Point Village Center, Reston

Hunan East – Fox Mill, Herndon

Gregorio’s Trattoria  – North Point Village Center, Reston

Big Bowl – Reston Town Center, Reston

Il Fornaio – Reston Town Center, Reston

Mon Ami Gabi – Reston Town Center, Reston

Potbelly’s – Freedom Dr., Reston

Jerry’s Subs – North Point Village Center, Reston

Ledo Pizza – Hunters Woods Plaza, Reston

Vapiano – Reston Town Center, Reston

Passion Fish – Reston Town Center, Reston

Friends Book Club
The Friends book club meets at the library on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Friends Officers
President: Brian Jacoby
Vice President: Roxane Hughes
Secretary: Helen Fedor
Treasurer: Jennifer Scutella
Members at Large: Dave Little, Rik Karlsson, Dennis Hays

Friends Blog
Visit the Reston Friends Blog for more information about online book sales and more.

To become a Friend of the Reston Regional Library,
please complete this online form.

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