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LCPL Launches Book Vending Machines in Partnership with PRCS

LCPL Launches Book Vending Machines in Partnership with PRCS

LEESBURG, VA — Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) has launched its latest initiative, book vending machines, in collaboration with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services (PRCS). LCPL customers can now borrow books at four community centers: Bluemont Community Center, Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center, Douglass Community Center, and Lucketts Community Center.  

Aimed at increasing access to reading materials for all residents, book vending machines bring a modern convenience to the library experience across the county.  

LCPL customers can scan their library cards to browse a variety of materials for all ages and check out with the push of a button. Community center staff members are available to help customers sign up for a library card or assist as needed. 

“These are yet another example of our innovative approach to serving all members of the community,” said Chang Liu, director of LCPL. “We are grateful to PRCS for their partnership in expanding our reach.”  

“We are excited to partner with LCPL to bring this much-needed service to our community and recreation centers,” said Chezia Calloway, division manager of community centers at PRCS. “This initiative aligns perfectly with our mission to provide access to quality community services and facilities that enhance the well-being of all Loudoun County residents, and specifically to those who have faced challenges in accessing physical libraries.”

The book vending machines are available during regular community center hours. For complete details, visit

Photos courtesy of Loudoun County Public Library.

Posted on: November 6, 2023

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