The Fairfax County library system includes local community libraries and larger regional libraries. Book clubs for adults are available at most branches, as are activities for children by age group from toddlers through high school students. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/ for general information as well as links to individual branches and the library calendar.
The Herndon Fortnightly Library is located at 768 Center St., 703-437-8855. See www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/he
Herndon Fortnightly Library's current building opened in 1995, and is home to 69,000 books, five computers with Internet access and a number of databases for research, electronic catalogue, three meeting rooms that can hold 18-to-55 people and a staff of 22 members. During the summer months, the library hosts many events, including educational workshops and story readings. There are puppet shows and even science exhibits and lectures. Outside of the summer months, clubs use the library as a meeting place and the library holds organized story time for children. The branch manager is Nancy Ryan. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays.