Fall for the Book, the annual weeklong celebration of books and authors begins on Sunday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 3, with dozens of free events taking place in and around Fairfax County. Many events take place in our Library branches and registration is not required. Due to the high interest in Fall for the Book events, you are encouraged to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.
Just a reminder, all Fall for the Book events are free and DO NOT require tickets! See you soon, you lovely readers.
— Fall for the Book (@FallfortheBook) September 21, 2015
A quick round up of stats from our Library shows that many of us in Fairfax County have a passion for books.
- Library card holders: 447,000+
- Number of annual visits to our library branches: close to 5 million
- Kids in Summer Reading Program: 20,000+
- Materials in our library branches such as books, magazine, newspapers, DVDs and CDs: 2.3 million+
- Plus, we also have:
- eAudio titles: 11,000+
- eBook titles: 29,000+
In addition to reading books, we like to talk about our favorite books. Just during the month of October, there are more than 60 book discussions (all ages!) scheduled at county Library branches. And, more than 300 of us spent Saturday, Sept. 19 at a Book Club Conference held at the Government Center.
Can’t get enough about books? Read the Library’s blog.