Due to expected inclement weather, the library will close an hour early - at 5 pm - on Friday, January 28.
Revised Library Hours Starting Monday, January 10
Starting Monday, January 10, the library will change its hours due to staffing issues and COVID-19 concerns. The new hours will be in place through February 2022 and then re-evaluated. Learn more...
In-Person Programs and Conference Room Use Suspended; Group Study Rooms Restricted to 3 or Less; Masks Required in Library
Due to concerns about the recent increase in COVID-19 transmissions in the DC area, all in-person library programs and use of library conference rooms are suspended through January 31, 2022. Group study rooms may still be reserved, but are limited to groups of 3 or less. All visitors age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in the library (and other City of Falls Church government buildings). Learn more...
Last day to turn in book log & pick up prizes: Thursday, September 30
If you've completed your Summer Reading, come visit us at the newly renovated library to pick up your prize. We're open now!
How It Works
Sign up and log your books through our Beanstack webpage! Once children and teens have completed the specified number of books they are eligible to choose a free paperback book from the selected titles listed above. The library also offers a Reading Quest for strong readers looking for an additional challenge.
Scroll down to and click on the Register an Individual or Family button.
Select "I am registering myself".
Fill out the form - don't forget to include an email address so we can contact you about raffle prizes!
Click "Next" to add any additional family members.
Register for your age or reading level appropriate Summer Reading Challenge.
Begin tracking your reading and activities by clicking on the Log Reading and Activities button at the top left of the page.
For any questions about signing up, please contact Youth Services via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703-248-5034.
This program is for sharing books with pre-readers. Share a minimum of 30 books to receive a new paperback book and a raffle ticket for other prizes at the end of the program. Complete the Summer Activities Badge for an additional raffle ticket and challenge!
This program is for independent readers in rising Kindergarten through grade 5. Read a minimum of 5 books to receive a new paperback book, coupon booklet, and a raffle ticket for other prizes at the end of the program. Complete the Reading Quest Activity Badge to earn a second raffle ticket; see below for more details.
For teens in rising grade 6 through 12. Read a minimum of 5 books to receive a new paperback book, coupon booklet, and a raffle ticket for other prizes at the end of the program. Complete the Reading Quest Activity Badge to earn second raffle ticket; see below for more details. More info is available on our Teen Summer Reading Program page.
For ages 18 and up. Read a minimum of 5 books to earn a coupon to One More Page books and be entered in our Adult Summer Reading Program Raffle! More info is available on our Adult Summer Reading Program webpage.
Additional Programs Reading Quest (formerly the Challenge Game)
This program offers additional reading and community activities for you to take on this summer. Any books read for the Reading Quest count towards the regular reading program, so don't forget to log them! Complete 20 of the 23 activities and earn an additional raffle ticket!
Each program will have an end of program raffle this year:
Read to Me and Independent Readers can win gift certificates to local businesses.
Teen and Adult Readers can win a Kindle Fire HD 8 or gift certificates to local businesses.
Many thanks to the wonderful local businesses that have sponsored the Summer Reading Program over the years! Please visit and support them this summer.
In addition, special programs, including performances, gaming, and crafts, take place through mid-August. A schedule of events and list of local sponsors is available from the library each year by mid-June. All programs and events are also listed in the library calendar and in the library's monthly newsletter.