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Welcome to Loudoun's Libraries

"From the printed page to programs for any age, the Loudoun County Public Library isn't just books anymore. This is a place that gives you the opportunity to enjoy videos, CDs, DVDs, Internet access and programs and performances for children and adults that will entertain, enlighten and inform. One of the best ways to get the most out of your visit to the Loudoun County Public Library is to acquaint yourself with all the services and programs that are available to you. Our six branch libraries (the seventh, located in Ashburn, opening Aug. 10) are located throughout the county and have hours of service that are convenient to your lifestyle. Our staff is there to help you in person with all your informational needs and our easy to access Web page, www.lcpl.lib.va.us, is available from your home computer, at work or school."

<1b>— Doug Henderson

Douglas A. Henderson has been director of Loudoun County Public Library for seven years. Prior to coming to the county, he was assistant director to the Clark County Library System in Las Vegas, Nev. He lives with his family in Lovettsville.

<hdr30>Public Libraries

<lst>Eastern Loudoun Regional Library

21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling

Phone: 703-444-3228

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Branch Manager: Carolyn Watson

The Eastern Loudoun Regional Library has the largest collection in the Loudoun County library system with materials including books, CDs, books on tape, magazines and reference materials. Three computers are available for adult use in one- or two-hour blocks. Two computers are available in the Youth Services Department in 1/2-hour blocks. The library also offers three meeting rooms, a conference room and a group study room for use by non-profit organizations and clubs. A communications aid center is available for patrons with disabilities. Storytimes are also available for children with various themes including Lapsits for 2s (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m.) , Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for 18-24 months old (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.) and Pajama Storytime (Tuesdays at 7 p.m.) For more information, or to reserve computer space, call 703-444-3228.

Purcellville Public Library

220 E. Main St., Purcellville

Phone: 540-338-7235

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Branch Manager: Leah E. Bromser-Kloeden

Serving western Loudoun County, the Purcellville Public Library provides the community with numerous materials including books, magazines, music CDs, audiocasettes and electronic resources. A full library staff aids with research, information and an inter-library loan system. Numerous story times are offered for young children, a meeting room and a conference room are available for public use, and the library has three computers for use in one- or two-hour blocks. Computer use is free; printing costs $0.10 per page.

Lovettsville Library

12 North Light St., Lovettsville

Phone: 540-822-5824

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, closed

Branch Manager: Chuck Wood

The Lovettsville Library provides the northwest Loudoun community with numerous books, audio, visual and electronic resources. The Lapsit story time program for children ages 2-3 is held every Monday at 10 a.m. and Story Time for children ages 4-5 is held every Monday at 4:30 p.m. Two computers are available for free public use, reservations should be made in advance at 540-822-5824. In addition to Internet-accessible computers, patrons can ask the library staff for help in research and information. The Lovettsville Library subscribes to numerous electronic resources including Grolier's Encyclopedia and the New Millennium World Atlas.

Rust Library

380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg

Phone: 703-777-0323

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Branch Manager: Ellen Henry

The Rust Library, serving central Loudoun County, has numerous textual, audio, visual and electronic resources for community members interested in research, information-gathering, or merely entertainment. The library hosts a wide variety of storytelling themes for young children weekly, including Family Story time on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Afternoon Story times on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Computers and printers are available for free public use; reservations for use should be made at 703-777-0323. A conference room and a meeting room are available for use by the public, clubs and non-profit organizations.

Middleburg Library

101 Reed St., Middleburg

Phone: 540-687-5730

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, closed

Branch Manager: Sheila Whetzel

Situated along a four-season garden, Middleburg Library is the place where residents of southern Loudoun County go for library books, research sources, electronic media, magazines, and audio CDs. Regularly scheduled reading programs that run from September to May include Bookworms for preschool stories, Book Tales for school-age stories, and the Starry Time-Pajama story time. Two computers, electronic resources and a library staff help students with homework and people seeking general or specific information.

Sterling Library

120 Enterprise St., Sterling

Phone: 703-430-9500

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday closed

Branch Manager: Nicki Lynch

Fiction, non-fiction, children's resources, magazines and books-on-tape are some of the entertainment and informational resources that the Sterling Library provides the community. Working out of the Sterling Community Center, the library has story times for young children, computers, a typewriter, and the 75-seat, 15-table Quinn Room, a gathering/meeting place for clubs and non-profit organizations. Times for computer and Quinn Room use should be reserved in advance. For reservations, call 703-430-9500.