Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lynn McCaffree Recognized at 2017 Friends Choice Awards

Thank you, Lynn, for all your hard work!
The Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees honored Friends of the Library  volunteers on October 11, 2017 with a special reception and awards ceremony at Kings Park Library.

The George Mason Friends Board selected Lynn McCaffree in honor of the key role she has played in our Friends organization for many years. Few of our Friends work as tirelessly as Lynn does as our children’s books specialist, categorizing and pricing the thousands of donated materials for young readers, and then setting up and staffing the children's room during the sale.

Lynn is deeply committed to making sure every kid can take home just the right books, at a price that suits their allowance. She is equally thoughtful about the books she sets aside for donation to schools and other literacy programs -- she makes sure they are all current, in good condition, and age-appropriate. And she works closely with our GM Library staff to identify replacement copies for high-demand children’s books.

As if that weren't enough, Lynn is the go-to person for any questions about sorting books for all categories, pitches in on any daily work that needs to be done, assists other people with their categories, and serves on our board of directors. All in all, Lynn is an invaluable member of our team, and we all look forward to seeing her smiling face and generous spirit in our Friends’ room every day! Thank you, Lynn!

The fruits of Lynn's labors: a well-stocked
children's sale room sorted by topic and reading level!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank You, Volunteers!

At the check out area.
A huge thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who pitched in to make the Fall 2017 book sale a success! 

Whether you unpacked books, cashiered, tidied tables, schlepped boxes, or helped pack up after the sale, we are so grateful for your time, enthusiasm, and energy! It was a terrific sale, and it's all because of you!
Getting ready to
pack up after the sale.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

What Will YOU Find at the Sale?

At the Spring 2017 sale, this couple came to the check out table laughing, because they were buying a book that they themselves had donated a couple years earlier! At the time, she didn't think she'd have any further use for her textbook on artificial intelligence, and no one else in her house seemed interested.

But then, recently, her son started asking about that old AI book that was laying around. He wanted to read it. So she came to the sale planning to buy a book on artificial intelligence, and was tickled to end up buying the exact same book!

We'd love to hear your favorite book sale story, from bumping into a long lost friend to discovering something that intrigued, tickled, or moved you. Drop us a line at