Groups Donated Over $1 million to Summer Reading Program
More than 25 organizations donated more than $1 million of prizes to children who finished the required number of books as part of the county library system's www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library summer reading program.
The Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team, Cox Communications and others donated prizes through the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation, Inc. for a special drawing that will be held this month.
In addition to prizes for reading, kids saw live performances by actors, musicians, dancers, puppeteers and storytellers in library branches throughout the summer.
These events were free to the public and underwritten by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library with a donation of $30,000. Also underwriting the summer activities were the Friends of the Kings Park Library with a $5,000 donation and the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library, who gave $3,500, according to a news release.