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Fairfax County To Stop Throwing Out Library Books

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Fairfax County will stop throwing out thousands of books that were deemed to be in poor condition or contained outdated information, at least for now.

A county official discovered as many as 100,000 books were being discarded in a trash bin at the Chantilly Regional Library. The county worker says the books were in poor condition, but appeared reusable so she reported the issue to the deputy county executive, David Molchany.

Molchaney says, for now, the library will stop throwing out the books as lawmakers try to figure out a new policy on discarded volumes.

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