Library Jubilee

Special Announcement!

Please mark your calendars: the 2017 Library Jubilee will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the newly renovated Pohick Regional Library!



2016 Library Jubilee

The 2016 Jubilee was a great success! We raised funds for Fairfax County Public Library at a celebration with over 180 guests! You can find the full wrap-up press release here.


Event Details

2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At Dolley Madison Library: 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

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All proceeds benefit programs & services of Fairfax County Public Library


Other Sponsors:

Brownell & Sabrina Combs

Willard & Darhyl Jasper

Paul Kohlenberger, Greater McLean Chamber

The 2016 Library Jubilee

squeeze logo 1Fairfax Library Foundation hopes you will save October 15 for the 2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze, to be hosted at Dolley Madison Library in McLean from 5:30-8:00pm.
For this year’s event, we want to honor the namesake of this library branch – when her husband was President, Dolley Madison hosted weekly parties in the White House which earned the name “Squeezes” because so many people attended, they had to squeeze in. These parties brought together all different members of society, including local residents and politicians from both sides. Individuals who wouldn’t normally meet found themselves interacting at Dolley’s White House parties, over unique food and beverages like Dolley’s famous pink peppermint ice cream.

The Library Jubilee is in the same spirit: bringing together different members of our community to celebrate and support the library. In fact, libraries serve this purpose for us every day – a place where people from all walks can meet and engage in meaningful discourse. This celebration is for all of us: in attendance will be Foundation and Library staff and leadership, elected officials, published authors, business leaders, and library supporters. We hope to see you there!

One of the special guests this year will be New York Times Bestselling author Linda Castillo. She writes mysteries and thrillers, including the popular Kate Burkholder series – crime thrillers set in Amish country. Castillo has published more than two dozen works, and has received industry honors including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion, and a nomination for the Rita. Her bestseller SWORN TO SILENCE was adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Neve Campbell.

The purpose of the Library Jubilee is to raise money for Fairfax County Public Library programs like Changing Lives Through Literature, giving first time juvenile offenders an alternative to formal court action, and Ready to Read Early Literacy Outreach, bringing interactive reading experiences to preschool students. Last year we raised $197,000 for library programs – read more here. Each year at the Jubilee attendees celebrate this work of the Library and Foundation while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, musical entertainment, and a silent auction. This year a planning committee is already at working refining details, to make the event more exciting than ever. More details will follow!

The Library Jubilee is made possible by the generosity of many sponsors. We are launching an updated year-long sponsorship program, with new opportunities for exposure in the community – including complimentary invitations and acknowledgement at the Jubilee. Individual guests can support the library through single tickets for $75 per person. In addition to the programs mentioned above, support of this event provides funding for Scholarships, the Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, Presentations, and Materials, such as books and eBooks.

We hope you will “Save the Date” for the 2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze and help Fairfax County Public Library expand its reach to children and adults in every corner of our community.

For more information on sponsorships and how to be involved, please contact Abigail Fine at 703-324-8300 or

More about the Jubilee

The Library Jubilee is the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year. It’s a time to gather in one the Fairfax County Public Libraries to celebrate with library supporters, elected officials, business leaders, community members, and library staff for an evening that features musical entertainment, delicious light fare and refreshments, and an auction of donated items so fabulous that you’ll undoubtedly be tempted to bid – especially because winning means you and the library both benefit! 100% of proceeds go to support library programs and services!

This event is made possible by the support of generous sponsors. Each year, the Foundation seeks sponsors for the Jubilee, as well as donations for the live and silent auctions. Learn more about sponsorships here.

If you or your organization would like to be a Jubilee sponsor or donate an auction item, please contact us at or 703-324-8300.