. . . About three or four years ago, the Wilson library had 74,000 to 75,000 books, (Reston's Kathy) Kaplan says. To prepare for the relocation, about 17,000 books were put in storage and many more were sent to other libraries. The book count was down to about 50,000 when staff starting packing for the move to the temporary library, which only has space for 10,000.
As of January, there were 34,410 books, including those in storage, assigned to the Wilson library, which is “a huge decrease,” Kaplan says.
The new building will be about 2,000 square feet larger than the old one. It will have more space for community meetings, but Kaplan says it won’t have a children’s reading area. . . .