Saturday, December 13, 2014

An article from Terry Maynard, Reston Citizens Association

Terry Maynard of Reston Citizens Association had an op-ed piece published in RestonNow about the Fairfax County Public Library on December 11, 2014.  He has reprinted it on the Reston 2020 blog with additional graphs to illustrate his points. 

This is the link to the Reston 2020 blog version:

Since the article was published, the closure of the second floor of Sherwood Regional Library has been put on indefinite hold.  Part of the reason for the closure was the lack of staff.  We haven't heard how that will be resolved.  Supervisor Hyland of Mt. Vernon District was adamant that the meeting rooms and computer labs had to remain open.  When they heard about the closure, members of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation wrote that closure of the meeting rooms and the computer lab was "not conducive to economic development."

We applaud their efforts and the efforts of the Mt. Vernon Council of Citizens' Association and the Sherwood Friends of the Library for their prompt action that got this ill-conceived change to the library reversed. 

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