Book sales are a choose-your-own-adventure come to life. Several of the Fairfax County Public Library’s branches have used book sales on the schedule in April. Most are collections by, and benefits for, the Friends groups of each branch, which help sponsor special programs year-round. Besides books, many sales include CDs, videos and recorded books. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library for some of the other events happening between the shelves this spring.
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088. Used book sale with a collection from the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405. The Friends of the Patrick Henry Library present a two-day sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, 703-256-5975. Semi-annual sale co-sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library, over a 4-day weekend: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700. Another regional library’s semi-annual sale co-sponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. There is a preview night for members of the Friends group, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, with the three-day sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 25, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560. The Friends of the Great Falls Library sponsor a two-day sale 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26.