Kings Park Library Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Kings Park Library is celebrating its 40th anniversary all month with family events every Saturday in October and special fun things to do on Oct. 20.

Festivities on Oct. 20 include:

  • a fire safety puppet show at 10:30 a.m.;
  • face painting at 11 a.m.;
  • the Korean Autoharp Club at noon;
  • Halloween Rocks and More with Cody and Bj at 1 p.m.;
  • a commemorative tree planting at 2 p.m.;
  • a performance by the Kings Park Band at 2:30 p.m.; and
  • a special book cart sorting contest at 3:30 p.m. complete with prizes.

Sign up online or call 703-978-5600 for the puppet show, Halloween Rocks and the book sorting contest.

Long-time favorite 

“Kings Park Library is a special place for generations in our community,” said Helen Ignatenko, the branch manager. “Many of the kids who came to the library’s opening now bring their own children to our programs. One of our customers has commented: ‘I was here the day the library opened. By the end of the day, all of the books in the children’s library were gone.’” Kings Park Library today continues to be the busy heart of this community, just as it was back then, 40 years ago. This is a great reason to celebrate!”

The Kings Park Library, located at 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke, first opened in October 1972 and was renovated and expanded in 1993. It boasts a collection of over 120,000 items and offers quality programs for preschool children and their parents/caregivers, book discussion groups for school-age children and their parents, teens and adults and other special programs throughout the year.