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Avoid the Summer Slide

Provided by Prince William County Summer slide is what happens to children if they don’t keep up with their reading during the summer break. The Prince William County Public Library System is offering “Explore New Worlds 2018,” a summer reading program aimed at encouraging children to keep up the practice of reading while they are out of school. The program …

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County’s Nature-Based Educational Space Wins Design Award

Provided by Prince William County When the new Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library opened in late 2015, the Gainesville Neighborhood Library was no longer needed, so the Prince William County Public Library System transferred the building to the Department of Parks and Recreation.  Getting a new building in its inventory offered the Parks and Recreation Department an opportunity to provide new programming …

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Neighborhood Library Celebrates 30 Years and Honors Longtime Volunteer

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Public Library System recently held an event to celebrate the Independent Hill Neighborhood Library’s 30th anniversary, as well as the naming of a pavilion. Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe spoke at the event. “This library is a gathering place… [it] is truly a pivotal and integral part of the Independent Hill community. …

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Children Receive Awards for “Finding Wild” Bookmark Designs

Provided by Prince William County Almost 500 children submitted artwork to this year’s Prince William County Public Library System’s “Talking to the Artist, Children’s Art Competition 2017” in hopes of having their work printed on bookmarks. The themed contest, which Chinn Park Regional Library has hosted every year since it opened 25 years ago, culminates with children meeting authors who …

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New Electronic Library Service Deserves the “Hoopla”

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William County Public Library System is offering a new, free, downloadable, mobile electronic service with 300,000 music albums along with 9,000 audio book titles, television shows and e-comics. It’s called Hoopla, and it will be available to library card holders starting on Monday, April 11.  Hoopla will work in any way people want …

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Montclair Library Opening Delayed

Provided by Prince William Public Library System The Montclair Library opening, which we announced was to open on January 11, 2016, has been delayed. “The contractor has run into an issue involving electrical power to the building’s emergency lighting, which has caused the need for additional lighting equipment,” said Lou Ann Dorrier, County Architect with Prince William County Public Works …

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Chinn Library Closed for Three Weeks Starting May 17

Provided by Prince William County Chinn Park Regional Library will be closed from May 17 through June 8 so that the circulation desk can be remodeled. Sandra Oliver, the Chinn Park Regional Library Branch Administrator, said the “significant” renovation will include new lighting, better access, more visibility and ease of use for staff and library patrons. The library system chose …

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Did You Find What You Were Looking For?

Provided by the Prince William County Public Library System (Prince William County, VA, 02/26/2015)… The Prince William Public Library System needs your help! The Library would like to know if you found what you were looking for when you visited one of our libraries in the past 30 days. A brief, 10 question survey, that takes less than 10 minutes to complete, will …

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CPRL Chess Club – Mondays in November

Provided by the Prince William County Public Library System (Prince William County, VA, 10/15/2014)… If you enjoy a good game of chess and would like to play and improve your skills, we invite you to attend the CPRL Chess Club on Mondays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Chinn Park Regional …

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Community Reading Festival

Provided by Prince William County Public Library System The Prince William Public Library System is hosting the first inaugural Community Reading Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion on Center Street in Old Town Manassas. One of the goals of the organizers is to give away as many free books as they can …

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