More than 250,000 unwanted booked were trashed by Fairfax County. Therefore, hundreds of Virginians came together to ask libraries to stop throwing about books that someone can read.
A group met at George Mason Library in Annandale, Virgina to protest and express outrage to the county after finding so many books in a dumpster.
Former college professor Mary Zimmerman said:
"Many people feel that because of the internet, anyone can research anything."
Because of the recent protests, Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees came to a solution that the public can live with. The board has promised to either donate the books or sell any unwanted books in the future instead of just trashing them.
Throwing away unwanted books seems to be a common practice with libraries. Many other libraries around the country have cleared their shelves by just trashing the books instead of making them available to the public at a discounted rate.