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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Special Guest Authors

We are excited to have three guests authors in very different genres attending our Bookfair on Sunday, November 13! Fairfax Library Foundation is grateful for the support of these talented local authors and we can’t wait for you to meet them, too! They will be available to sign books and answer your questions. Natalie Dias…

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

A brand new initiative launched in Fairfax County Public Library on November 1st, 2016: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is a nationwide program that Fairfax Library Foundation is proud to help bring to our community. Sign-up in your library branch today! Why 1,000 Books Studies show that children perform better in school throughout their education…

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Squeeze Wrap-Up!

McLean, VA – Fairfax Library Foundation hosted the 2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze on Saturday, October 15th at Dolley Madison Library. The Foundation’s mission is to raise supplementary support for Fairfax County Public Library. This year the Library Jubilee raised $120,000, with greater proceeds than ever before going to library programs and services….

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