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Librarians: Favorite Time of the Year

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Nancy Ryan of Arlington, branch manager of Patrick Henry Library. “Interest is always high for summer reading, and the parents also love it because it gives children an incentive to read over the summer.”

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Donna Heneberry of Alexandria, page manager at Patrick Henry Library. “Kids are very excited and the allure of a coupon book is very luring.”

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James Vroom of Vienna, assistant manager at Oakton Library “The summer reading program is our favorite time of the year. We love to have the kids coming over here. ... My favorite, of course, is ‘The Hobbit.’ I’m a big Tolkien fan.”

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Kim Ventrella of Vienna, Youth Services manager at Patrick Henry Library. “The summer programs are super popular because we visited schools and told them about summer reading and books they may want to read.”