Monday, August 15, 2016

So Many Ways You Can Help!

History books waiting to be unpacked.
Our fall semi-annual book sale is fast approaching, and we need your help! The Friends of George Mason Regional Library provide funding for many Fairfax County Public Library projects not included in the county budget. We are especially proud to be a major sponsor of the Children’s Summer Reading Program for the county. But we can’t do it without a lot of community support.

Here’s how you can help:


Our book sales are wonderful opportunities for community participation, and offer great benefits: the warm glow of contributing a few hours to a worthy cause, the fellowship of a friendly, interesting, and dedicated group of people, and pre-sale buying privileges (with a couple restrictions – see this post for details). Volunteers typically serve the following roles:

  • Publicity volunteers help put up signs and post to online calendars. We are particularly in need of a volunteer with graphic design experience!
  • Hospitality volunteers plan and purchase the food needed to sustain the hard-working sale volunteers. They also set up, serve and clean up during the sale.
  • Set-up and re-stocking: starting September 19, we will be packing up the Friends’ work room, putting up tables, and unpacking and arranging books. Volunteers also restock the tables during the sale and pack up and restore the library to its normal layout after the sale.
  • Cashiers and assistant cashiers: As many as we can get, to keep the check-out lines moving along.
Whether you want to contribute just a few hours or a whole day, we can use your help! Just drop us a line at

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Check out our new Facebook page!

We now have a Facebook page so you'll never miss a post about the sale, special previews, and the great programs offered at George Mason Regional Library. And by clicking “Like”  you can help spread this information to your community!

Buy Great Stuff!

And of course, a fun and easy way to help is to simply shop the sale and take home bags of terrific books, music, movies, and games. So much entertainment and educational goodness!

In these tight budgetary times, community support for your local library is more important than ever. Email us to ask a question or to volunteer.