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Ashburn Library Ashburn Library, a Loudoun County Public Library branch, is here to help the community learn & grow. Get the latest details about hours, service adjustments & Curbside Pickup: library.loudoun.gov/reopening.
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Comment policy: http://tinyurl.com/9lngpdq Since our opening day on Aug. 10, 2003, the Ashburn Library has been committed to serving the needs of our community and providing free access to books, wifi, public computers, meeting rooms, and educational, fun programming for adults, teens, and children.

Operating as usual

All Loudoun County residents 16 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how to register below 👇
04/12/2021

All Loudoun County residents 16 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how to register below 👇

#Loudoun County is expanding COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to include all Loudoun County residents who are 16 years of age and older, effective today, April 12, 2021.
➡ Everyone 16 years of age and older is encouraged to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine if they have not already done so.
➡ Please note that anyone under 18 receiving the vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at their vaccination appointment or they will be turned away.
➡ You can register online at https://vaccinate.virginia.gov.
➡ Those without internet access may pre-register by calling 1-877-829-4682.
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3tbUlsV

This week's Staff Reading Recommendation comes from Rashmi, a member of Ashburn Library's Circulation team. Rashmi recom...
04/10/2021

This week's Staff Reading Recommendation comes from Rashmi, a member of Ashburn Library's Circulation team. Rashmi recommends "Don't Look for Me" by Wendy Walker.

"A phenomenal psychological suspense novel that tells a tale from two different perspectives; a mother who has supposedly walked away and doesn't want to be found, and a daughter who is trying to find her mom and solve the mystery. The book is gripping, a thriller, full of riveting emotions and mystery. It is a story about, one step at a time, trying to live and survive. It is intense from start to finish!"

Another satisfied curbside customer at the Ashburn Library! 😉
04/08/2021

Another satisfied curbside customer at the Ashburn Library! 😉

From page-turning biographies about your favorite pros to self-help manuals and insightful sports journalism, there’s an...
04/07/2021

From page-turning biographies about your favorite pros to self-help manuals and insightful sports journalism, there’s an eBook for every type of golf fan.

⛳️ library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks

April is National Poetry Month.  Poetry celebrates the sound of words, so we're celebrating the sound of your name!  Kid...
04/06/2021

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry celebrates the sound of words, so we're celebrating the sound of your name! Kids can choose a paper butterfly, write their name and a description adjective that starts with the same letter - that's called alliteration. Then let your name soar on our wall!

Janice, from the Circulation Department at the Ashburn Library, recommends "How To Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirt...
04/03/2021

Janice, from the Circulation Department at the Ashburn Library, recommends "How To Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals" by Sy Montgomery (2018).

"I've read this book multiple times, with each revisit bringing a different chapter to the forefront. We don't exist on this planet alone, and the chapters in this book show us, through the eyes of the author, 13 times that she has had an experience with an animal that has changed, and formed, her life. Dogs, a pig, kangaroos and even an octopus bring joy -- and sometimes sadness -- to the author. I loved every word of this book, and the lessons it taught about kindness, empathy and the value of all living creatures."

The amazing teens with the Ashburn Library Teen Leadership Council have put together a Virtual Earth Day Escape Room for...
04/01/2021

The amazing teens with the Ashburn Library Teen Leadership Council have put together a Virtual Earth Day Escape Room for the month of April. To access the escape room follow this link: https://forms.gle/wNnub4gmQCwPQLES6

Follow along with the story, solve the puzzles, and complete the mission. Good luck! 🌎

Our annual poetry-writing contest is back! Enter your work at library.loudoun.gov/rhymeon in one of four categories:❤️ L...
03/31/2021

Our annual poetry-writing contest is back! Enter your work at library.loudoun.gov/rhymeon in one of four categories:

❤️ Love Poem
🏠 Poem About Loudoun
😆 Funniest Poem
🤪 Free Verse

To the winner goes fame, glory and a $65 prize.

Today, March 31, is National Crayon Day.  Loudoun's very own Bellen, the World's 1st Crayon Activist, is helping us cele...
03/31/2021

Today, March 31, is National Crayon Day. Loudoun's very own Bellen, the World's 1st Crayon Activist, is helping us celebrate by donating some of her More Than Peach Project multiracial palette crayons and coloring pages to the Ashburn Library for distribution to our young visitors today. (Supplies are limited.)
Thanks Bellen for your generosity and inspiration. Keep up the great work!
To learn more go to https://www.morethanpeach.com/
Bellen's More than Peach Project

Looking for some local outdoor fun during Spring Break? The next Park-To-Library Scavenger Hunt is up at Trailside Park,...
03/30/2021

Looking for some local outdoor fun during Spring Break? The next Park-To-Library Scavenger Hunt is up at Trailside Park, just around the corner from the Ashburn Library. The Spring Scavenger Hunt will be available from March 26-April 5. Search for clues hidden around the park to solve the challenge, then bring your answer sheet back to the Ashburn Library by Monday, April 12, for a prize.
Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services

“I wonder why it is that we fall in love with some people and not others, even when we wish we could. Billions of humans...
03/27/2021

“I wonder why it is that we fall in love with some people and not others, even when we wish we could. Billions of humans, all of us scurrying around the planet, falling in and out of love with each other for no reason explicable by logic or numbers or commons sense. How unaccountably strange we are.”
- "The Two Lives of Lydia Bird" by Josie Silver (2020)

When Ashburn Library staff member Sydney read the line above, from the newest book by Josie Silver, she "felt all the feels!" She hopes you will try this book and love it too! ❤

Because, as every mystery lover knows, it’s the smallest, most innocent, most mundane towns that have the darkest secret...
03/26/2021

Because, as every mystery lover knows, it’s the smallest, most innocent, most mundane towns that have the darkest secrets.

🕵️ library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks

Remembrance and Hope Takes Flight at the Ashburn Library! 🌈Please join us in reflecting on the past year by creating ori...
03/25/2021

Remembrance and Hope Takes Flight at the Ashburn Library! 🌈
Please join us in reflecting on the past year by creating origami cranes to honor COVID-19 frontline warriors, survivors, those we lost, and our hopes for the future. We'll collect the cranes at the front desk and display them in our lobby windows as a community celebration through April 24.

For our April online book club, we’re tackling “Bad Blood” — a wild true story about the rise and fall of Theranos, a mu...
03/24/2021

For our April online book club, we’re tackling “Bad Blood” — a wild true story about the rise and fall of Theranos, a multibillion-dollar biotech startup that promised to revolutionize medical lab testing. (Only problem: The technology didn’t work.)

Limited copies of the eBook and audiobook are available on OverDrive or Libby, or you can send us an email to reserve a hard copy. Get details about this and other upcoming book clubs: https://buff.ly/3rqVlIl

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." - 1984 by George Orwell (1949)"It is a truth...
03/23/2021

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." - 1984 by George Orwell (1949)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)

The first line of a book should capture your attention and not let go. Visit our Teen Department's new book display and try NOT to be intrigued by the first line of these books.

Have your favorite books made it to the Fantastic Four in our Ashburn Library Literary Madness tournament for Kids and T...
03/20/2021

Have your favorite books made it to the Fantastic Four in our Ashburn Library Literary Madness tournament for Kids and Teens? Or are your brackets busted? Stop by today to vote for which books you think should make it into next weeks championship round.

Did you know: You can use your library card to unlock free access to car and tire reviews on Consumer Reports? It’s just...
03/19/2021

Did you know: You can use your library card to unlock free access to car and tire reviews on Consumer Reports? It’s just one of the highlights in this week’s Staff ePicks aimed at helping you get road-ready for spring. 🚗 library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks

UPDATE: The phones are fixed! Thanks for your patience.*  *  *  *  *We are currently experiencing outages with our phone...
03/18/2021

UPDATE: The phones are fixed! Thanks for your patience.
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We are currently experiencing outages with our phone system. For assistance, please feel free to send us a message here on Facebook or email [email protected].

Over the next few weeks we would like to share some of the literary gems our staff have discovered over this past year. ...
03/18/2021

Over the next few weeks we would like to share some of the literary gems our staff have discovered over this past year.

Ashburn's Branch Manager Mary recommends "The Last Sun" by K.D. Edwards. She says "it built a world that featured magical reality based on characters found in Tarot cards and had snappy dialogue between characters. It was fun, exciting, and had darker themes among the magic antics."

Stay festive while staying home this St. Patrick's Day 🍀🌈
03/17/2021

Stay festive while staying home this St. Patrick's Day 🍀🌈

It’s your lucky day: These St. Patrick’s Day picks are available instantly on hoopla digital. 🍀hoopladigital.com/collection/11991

Hope you can join us for the first installment of this series! Details below 👇
03/15/2021

Hope you can join us for the first installment of this series! Details below 👇

In honor of Women’s History Month, LCPL is proud to present a virtual series celebrating the achievements of local women in leadership positions. Tune in Thursday as we welcome our first guest, Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors: https://buff.ly/3cwAIFc

These eBooks and audiobooks about real-life trailblazers can inspire your kids to dream big: library.loudoun.gov/staffpi...
03/12/2021

These eBooks and audiobooks about real-life trailblazers can inspire your kids to dream big: library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks

When you can’t make it to the library, we bring the library to you. 📚📭Books-By-Mail is a free service that delivers libr...
03/10/2021

When you can’t make it to the library, we bring the library to you. 📚📭

Books-By-Mail is a free service that delivers library materials to anyone who is unable to leave home because of an illness or a physical or visual disability.

Learn more or download an application at library.loudoun.gov/outreach.

"'Correct me if I am wrong' Owl said 'but am I right in supposing that it is a very Blusterous day outside?' " - A.A. Mi...
03/09/2021

"'Correct me if I am wrong' Owl said 'but am I right in supposing that it is a very Blusterous day outside?' "
- A.A. Milne from The House at Pooh Corner
What do you think might blow away on a windy day? Let us know and we'll add it to our Blustery Day wall.

This week's Staff ePicks are all about tending to your physical, mental and emotional health — because you deserve a lit...
03/05/2021

This week's Staff ePicks are all about tending to your physical, mental and emotional health — because you deserve a little TLC: library.loudoun.gov/staffpicks

"In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations."  March is National Craft Month.  Happy crafting! 🧶
03/04/2021

"In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations."
March is National Craft Month. Happy crafting! 🧶

March Literary Madness is back!  Stop by the library to see which books earned the coveted sixteen spots on the kids' an...
03/02/2021

March Literary Madness is back! Stop by the library to see which books earned the coveted sixteen spots on the kids' and teen brackets. Vote for your favorites and then "dunk your vote!" Next week, we will reveal which books make it to exceptional eight, and you get to vote again. Will there be any major literary upsets? Which books are you rooting for?

Loudoun County Health Department director Dr. David Goodfriend joins Loudoun County Public Library Thursday for a live i...
03/01/2021

Loudoun County Health Department director Dr. David Goodfriend joins Loudoun County Public Library Thursday for a live interview about COVID-19 in our community. Afterward, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions via chat. Join the conversation at bit.do/LCPL-COVID.

Are you interested in starting a book club?  Or maybe you are already in a book club, but were just assigned host for th...
02/27/2021

Are you interested in starting a book club? Or maybe you are already in a book club, but were just assigned host for the next meeting? Let us do the hard work for you with our ready-to-go Book Club Kits! The Loudoun County libraries have hundreds of kits available for Adults, Teens, and Children. Each kit contains several copies of the book and a binder with information about the author, discussion questions, and read-alike suggestions. So all you need to worry about is what snacks to serve at your next meeting!

BIG NEWS 🎉 Lynda.com has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning!This snazzy new platform has the same great content as Lynda...
02/26/2021
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BIG NEWS 🎉 Lynda.com has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning!

This snazzy new platform has the same great content as Lynda but features MORE online courses in MORE languages to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ready to get started? Go to linkedin.com/learning-login/go/loudounlibrary and log in using your library card number and PIN (your birthdate in a MMDDYY format).

Access 16,000+ courses starting today! Say hello to LinkedIn Learning Lynda.com has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning as of Friday, Feb. 26. LinkedIn Learning, which acquired Lynda.com, has the same

If you've been rationing your hoopla digital credits, fear not. Bonus Borrows are back! Choose from hundreds of eBooks, ...
02/24/2021

If you've been rationing your hoopla digital credits, fear not. Bonus Borrows are back!

Choose from hundreds of eBooks, audiobooks and movies without using your 10 monthly borrows: https://buff.ly/3cI2iAS

Is your film life a little lackluster? Then you might be ready for a Blind Date with a DVD. Browse our "personal ads" an...
02/23/2021

Is your film life a little lackluster? Then you might be ready for a Blind Date with a DVD. Browse our "personal ads" and select a match from our display. Bring it to the service desk for checkout. Take it home, unwrap, and enjoy! Not *clicking* with your blind date? Don't ghost, just return with no hurt feelings.

This sounds like a fascinating local Black History Month talk! Details below ⬇️
02/19/2021

This sounds like a fascinating local Black History Month talk! Details below ⬇️

Join us online Monday to explore an incredible resource for local Black history research.

In a virtual presentation, Loudoun County’s Historic Records Division will walk you through their archive of digitized court documents that shed light on the lives of free Black and enslaved people between 1757-1866. These documents include birth and death records, court cases, and deeds of emancipation — like this 1788 certificate of freedom for a local man named Peter Warrick. You’ll get to hear about case studies locating family history in Loudoun County and how you can use these records for your own research, as well as what the documents tell us about the nature of freedom in a slave society.

Event details: https://buff.ly/3k03qkN

02/17/2021

The Ashburn Library's StoryWalk has been temporarily taken down due to risk of extreme weather damage to the signs. We hope to put the signs back up by Monday, February 22. Thank you for your understanding!

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43316 Hay Rd
Ashburn, VA
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Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(703) 737-8100

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Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue: Firehouse BBQ Chicken Dinner - March 13th - Noon-6:00pm.(deadline to pre-order March 10th or when we run out). ½ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert and drink (birch beer or bottled water). $12.00. Don’t miss the chance for our famous BBQ and a chance to win “the golden ticket”.). To pre-order go to:https://ashburnfirerescue.org/go/chicken
It looks like the January booksale isn't going to happen this month. Any chance of having it later once more of us have been vaccinated?
Here are two stories by my DD from the 'Frog & Toad' series. Lexile 400 - Early Childhood.
Thanks for all of your wonderful donations! We have 6 columns of 6 bankers boxers tall, 6 wide deep of donations with more coming in - all for the great cause of raising money for the Ashburn Library 📚 Keep the donations coming! We are accepting books, CDs, DVDs, board games and puzzles 🧩 till Jan 22! Then don’t forget to come out and buy some new-to-you books for your collection.
I couldn't find |On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Sign by Turid Rugaas| in your online catalogue Here. https://catalog.library.loudoun.gov - Any ideas?
Make sure to register for the Eye Level Critical Thinking Challenge!! Registration is open until March 17th so sign up now at www.criticalthinkingchallenge.com This is a FREE event open to children in grades 3-6 This is a multi-round event and the first round will take place at your local Eye Level If you have any questions please call our Eye Level of Ashburn North center at 571-291-9937 Practice Tests will be available for pick up! [email protected]
Eye Level Learning Center of Ashburn North will be hosting a FREE EVENT this Saturday, February 9th at 2pm! The Eye Level Oratacular is a public speaking competition helping students to express their ideas! Our participants have spent the last few weeks generating ideas, drafting essays, revising, and rehearsing their presentations on one thing they would change in the world! Don't miss the opportunity to hear how the future generations plan to change the world!! Mark your calendars! Saturday, February 9th, 2pm at Eye Level of Ashburn North!! 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Suite# 110, Ashburn Virginia. 571-291-9937
Good Evening Ashburn Friends! I just wanted to let you all know that there is a FREE Public Speaking contest for children in grades 1-8 at our Learning Center in February. Again, it's a free event and we would love for you to join us for a night of educational fun!
Save 1771! Claude Moore Colonial Farm.
The National Park Service is closing permanently Claude Moore Colonial Farm at the end of this year!!!! http://1771.org/ http://1771.org/your-last-chance-to-save-the-farm/ http://1771.org/savethefarm/
I was attacked at this library the other day by a mentally disabled man. I was there bringing my 13 month old for story time. We are still recovering from minor injuries after being shoved into the lego table, though it could have been much worse as he was throwing heavy metal book stands at the walls in the children’s area where there were several young children as well as at least half a dozen infants. One of them hit the wall just above my daughters head. Thanks to my husband for being there and being the first to spring into action to detain him until authorities were able to get there. Apparently the disturbance began in the adult section and he was able to make it across the library, past the front desk, past the children’s desk, to the back play area without interception by either his caretaker or staff members to endanger vulnerable children. Clearly there was no plan in place for such an emergency! So my question is: What is being done now to protect the library’s patrons from future incidents???
Thank you Ashburn library for such a fun and well organized Spa night!