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Book Club to Go bags are shelved on the upper level against the wall just past the nonfiction shelves. Bags are arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name. Fiction and nonfiction titles are interfiled.
Each Book Club to Go kit is listed in the Library Catalog. To see if a kit is available for a specific title, simply search for the title as you would any book. If the title is available as a Book Club to Go bag, it will appear in the catalog with "BookClu - kits" as the location/label and "kit" as the "medium." To see a complete list of Book Club to Go titles, search in the catalog using the subject "book club kits" and a list of all titles will be displayed. You can also quickly see all titles listed by fiction and by nonfiction and linked to our catalog on our Book Club to Go page.
Book Club to Go bags may be borrowed by anyone with a valid Mary Riley Styles Public Library (MRSPL) card. The borrower (who is responsible for the entire bag) may then distribute copies of the book to other members of his / her discussion group.
Book Club to Go kits may be borrowed for 8 weeks. Kits, however, may not be renewed and must be returned by the end of the 8 week loan period.
Book Club to Go bags may not be reserved in advance. If, however, a specific bag is checked out, a hold may be placed on that bag, like any other circulating book.
Book Club to Go bags should be returned in their entirety directly to either the upper level or lower level service desk. Please do not return Book Club to Go bags through the book drops.
Book Club to Go bags are created using copies of books previously read by the library's Senior Book Discussion Series or Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group. And also from new titles purchased for the collection. Have a title you think would make a great Book Club to Go bag? Send us your suggestion!
Yes! We are currently accepting returns of materials via our curbside service model. You just have to bag them, place them in the trunk of your vehicle, and arrive at the library during curbside hours (more information on the process above).
Absolutely! Just follow the procedure above on curbside returns.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take returns outside of our curbside services hours. We are working on solutions so that we will be able to open the outside drop soon.
Due to COVID-19 related staffing limitations in our temporary location, please allow up to 48 hours processing time for newly placed reserves. Any reserves placed Saturday afternoon will not be processed until Monday the following week. Once your reserves have been processed, you will be notified by email or text (or telephone) that your items are ready for pickup. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
You can place reserves (and borrow) up to 20 items at one time per account using curbside pickup. And up to 10 or 20 kids materials if you are using our Quick Pick for kids service (info above).
Items that you pick up through curbside serve will already be checked out to your account when staff bring them out to you. A checkout receipt listing due dates will be included with your items.
All dues dates will continue to be extended while the library building is closed to the public due to COVID-19. We will make an announcement via our newsletter and will place that information on our website and social media when we resume normal due dates.
At this time the library is not accepting donations of books, DVDs, or other materials. Read more..
It is important to note that before an land disturbance can occur on a property the RPA must be definitively located by a licensed surveyor or professional engineer.
The utility fee is based on the amount of impervious surface (e.g. roof, driveway, walkway, and patio) your site has. For each 200 square feet of impervious surface the cost is $18.72.
The average impervious surface for a residential property in the city is 2,755 square feet; therefore the average cost is approximately $262 annually.
The convenience fee when using credit cards is a percentage-based or flat rate fee that varies depending on the card type and the bill you are paying. The convenience fee is automatically calculated based upon the type of credit card used and the dollar amount of the bill being paid and is shown on the payment page before you submit your payment for processing.
However, the due date remains the same. It is up to you as the taxpayer to make sure your tax bill is paid on time. So be wise. Don't wait til the last minute!
Registration can be performed by completing and submitting a Motor Vehicle Registration Form with a copy of the vehicle registration card. Or by registering online.
Falls Church City Continues to Implement the General Assembly’s Changes to the Personal Property (Car) Tax Relief Act (PPTRA). The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia has capped Tax Relief (PPTRA) at $2.02 million for the City of Falls Church. For 2017, the value of the state subsidy to individual taxpayers in the City of Falls Church is 44.05% of the qualifying tax levy. This is the effective amount the State is paying the City on your behalf. You are required to pay the difference directly to the City of Falls Church.
The PPTRA applies 44.05% relief only to the 1st $20,000 of a vehicle's assessed value and the remaining 55.95% of assessed value is the responsibility of the taxpayer. For example, Mr. Smith purchased a vehicle worth $15,000 in assessed value, at a taxing rate of 5%. The total tax on the vehicle for the year would be $750. PPTRA would cover $330.38 and the remaining $419.63is the taxpayer's responsibility.
PPTRA only applies to personal use vehicles; business use vehicles, motor homes, trailers and vehicles over 7501 lbs. do not receive tax relief. There is NO tax on vehicles with an assessed value of $1,500 or less. All qualified vehicles with an assessed value between $1,501 and $20,000 will receive tax relief of 44.05%%. Any assessed portion over the first $20,000 of a vehicle’s value will be taxed at 100%. The 2017 personal property tax rate is $5.00 per $100 of assessed value.
Residential structures in the City of Falls Church are limited to 35 feet or 2.5 stories. The height of a building (in feet) means the vertical distance measured from the average grade of the building footprint to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof, or the deck line of a mansard roof, or the mean height level between eaves and ridge for gable, hip, and gambrel roofs. Average grade shall be determined using the finished grade level or the natural grade level, whichever is lower. Garages and auxiliary structures are limited to 12 feet in height measured to the midpoint of the gable for non-historic properties and 1.5 stories and 20 feet in height for historic properties.
Commercial structures are limited to 4 stories and 55 feet in Zoning Districts B-1 and B-3, and are limited to 7 stories and 75 feet in Zoning District B-2.
Commercial structures are allowed more stories and greater height by approval of a Special Exception application. For details on the Special Exception process, please contact the Planning Division at 703-248-5040 (TTY 711). Building Height Examples.