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FAIRFAX LIBRARY FUTURE - PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITIES

It is very important that all of us who use and care about Fairfax County Public Libraries attend these meetings and speak up about what we want in our libraries. It appears that only a small window of opportunity is being offered for public input regarding the future of our libraries. It is already clear that the library administration intends to keep pushing the unpopular and ill advised "strategic redirection"
(formerly known as the "Beta plan") .  Only if the public speaks out loud and clear will we turn our libraries in a more positive, hopeful direction which is grounded in the wishes of library patrons.


  UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON THE FUTURE OF FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES   Monday 10/07/2013, 1-3pm First Monday with Supervisor Hudgins:  FOCUS ON LIBRARIES, October 7, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library 101 Maple Ave. East Vienna, VA 22180-5794, Vienna 703-938-0405    This First Monday session will focus on public libraries.  In light of the library's "beta plan", Supervisor Hudgins would like to hear from you on how you utilize and value library services.  You are invited to come and share your thoughts and experiences with Supervisor Hudgins.
Monday 10/07/2013, 7pm, Chantilly Regional Library 4000 Stringfellow Rd Chantilly, VA 20151-2628  703-502-3883: community outreach session (Karrie Delaney)
Monday 10/07/2013 7pm   Fairfax Town Meeting on the Library ( City of Fairfax Library Board member Mary Petersen, host) Work Session Room 111, Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax Tuesday 10/8/2013 7pm  Lake Braddock Secondary School in Lecture Hall B135, 9200 Burke Lake Rd., Burke, VA.
Wednesday 10/9/2013 Library Board Meeting  7pm Kings Park Library 9000 Burke Lake Rd. Burke, VA 22015-1683 703-978-5600
Thursday 10/10/2013, 7pm, Open to everyone who cares about our Fairfax County Public Libraries.  We need your thoughts: How do you use libraries? How would you like to use libraries? What do you see as the future direction for our library system? What is the role of books and traditional resources? What is the role of technology? Please join us! Note: This meeting is at the Luther Jackson Middle School Cafeteria 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church 22042. Enter building through Door 4 which has direct access to back parking lot. Sponsored by Providence Supervisor Linda Smyth
Wednesday 10/16/2013,  7:00 PM  Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Highway Lorton, VA 22079-2124 703-339-7385Please join us for a Public Meeting on what services our Fairfax County Public Library branches currently offer and discuss how they will change to meet the needs of our community.
Saturday 10/19/2013,  1:30 PM  Kings Park Library 9000 Burke Lake Rd. Burke, VA 22015-1683 703-978-5600 Please join us for a Public Meeting on what services our Fairfax County Public Library branches currently offer and discuss how they will change to meet the needs of our community.
Monday, 10/21/2013 7:00 PM Great Falls Library 9830 Georgetown Pike Great Falls, VA 22066-2634 703-757-8560 Please join us for a Public Meeting on what services our Fairfax County Public Library branches currently offer and discuss how they will change to meet the needs of our community.
  The League of Women Voters will also be hosting a series of meetings focusing on the future of Fairfax County Public Libraries
Visit  http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/WhereWeMeet.html   and  http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/files/2013_October_Voter.pdf  for more comprehensive information.

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