Fairfax County to Stop Tossing Library Books

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County will stop throwing out thousands of books that were deemed to be in poor condition or contained outdated information, at least for now.

Linda Smyth, a county official, tells the radio station WTOP-FM (http://bit.ly/1afeOiL ) that librarians told her as many as 100,000 books were being thrown out and that she herself found piles of books in a trash bin at the Chantilly Regional Library. Smyth said there were perfectly reusable books in the bins and she took the issue to the deputy county executive, David Molchany.

The radio station reports lawmakers will work to figure out a new policy on discarding books.

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