Literature of Black History Month

Celebrating African American Literature In the Past and Present Black History Month is an annual celebration of African American people, events, and culture that takes place in the month of February. In recognition of Black History Month, we are taking a look at some of the most famous literary contributions made by the African American…

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New American Initiative

After conversations with our library leadership, we’ve learned of a great need in our library system that would support our immigrant neighbors. We are at the very beginning of developing this funding program, and we are calling it the “New American Initiative.” We believe the mission of the library is to serve all in the…

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Paying it Forward – Children’s Books for OAR Fairfax

On January 18, 2017, Fairfax Library Foundation donated five boxes of new children’s books to OAR Fairfax. OAR stands for “Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources” and their mission is: “To rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.” The gift consisted 320 children’s…

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10 Ways the Library Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions Come True

1. Learn a language Looking to expand your horizons and gain a greater global and cultural understanding this year? Learning a language just might be for you! The Fairfax County Public Library is glad to provide FREE language learning services through partnership with Mango Languages. (We’ve tried it! It’s easy, effective and fun!) 2. Read more…

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7 Reading Resolutions for 2017

Making big plans for 2017? We are, too! Here are some of the reading-related resolutions we’re thinking about: Resolution #1: Get involved Volunteering your time and helping your local library with events is an simple yet rewarding way of giving back to the community. If you cannot volunteer, consider even just attending to show support…

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Best Books of 2016

We scoured all the Best Books of 2016 lists and these are the top 5 we came up with! Have you read any of these awesome books of the year yet? What other books do you think belong on the list? Here’s to many more books like these in 2017!

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Your Holiday Giving and the Library

Happy Holidays! Dear Library Friends, This is Abigail Fine, Director of Development for Fairfax Library Foundation. On behalf of all of us at the Foundation, Happy Holidays! I want to briefly share with you my personal experience serving Fairfax County Public Library this past year, and we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to…

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#GivingBOOKSday

Make a tangible difference for your library this holiday season! Consider purchasing a book from the Foundation’s Amazon.com Wish List, helping to fill the shelves of the 23 branches of Fairfax County Public Library with the books the library staff knows we need the most. It’s easy to shop the Wish List! We hope you will purchase…

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