Fairfax Library Foundation Welcomes 7 New Members to the Board of Directors

Fairfax Library Foundation is thrilled to welcome seven new members to its Board of Directors for the start of its 2018 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2017. Fairfax Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance Fairfax County Public Library. While the Foundation works closely with library administration and the Library Board of Trustees,…

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Summer Reading Recommendations 2017

In order to promote reading throughout the summer, Fairfax County Public Library incentivizes reading with its Summer Reading Adventure program, which the Foundation is proud to help sponsor. From June 23 to September 2, babies through 12th graders can participate in the program, and the reward is a coupon book with a variety of prizes…

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Announcing Mohsin Hamid

Fairfax Library Foundation is proud to sponsor New York Times Bestselling author Mohsin Hamid at the 2017 Fall for the Book Festival Fairfax Library Foundation is honored to sponsor a premier author in the upcoming Fall for the Book Festival, New York Times bestselling author Mohsin Hamid. The Fall for the Book Festival is an annual…

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Why It Matters – A Scholarship Testimonial

As a high school senior I felt bombarded with a lot of life decisions, the greatest of them all, of course, being college – where to go, what to study, and how to pay for it. In the midst of the stress of making these decisions, a great deal of relief came from receiving scholarships….

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2017 Academic Scholarship Recipients

Fairfax Library Foundation is proud to announce the Awardees for the 2017 Academic Scholarships. The Foundation’s Academic Scholarship Program was established to enhance the capability of the Fairfax County Public Library staff and volunteers to deliver high quality public service. Once a year, the Foundation awards several scholarships up to $5,000 for Graduate studies and…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

One in five adults in the United States has a mental illness. However, 45% of cases of mental illness go untreated. A long-stigmatized issue, mental health has only recently broken taboo and become a topic of conversation. In order to facilitate the much-needed discussion about mental health, the United States has recognized May as Mental…

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Visit the Friends’ Book Sales

Our favorite partners (besides the library staff!) are the Friends of the Library Groups. Each of the Fairfax County Public Library branches is supported by individual Friends groups which provide essential support to their branches. We are so grateful for the work they do! It’s Book Sale Season! One way you can support your local Friends Group…

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Year-End Appeal to Support the Library

The library offers opportunity. The mission of Fairfax Library Foundation is to support and enhance Fairfax County Public Library’s ability to offer opportunity, beyond what the county budget supports. Libraries are the great equalizers in society. A place where everyone, regardless of income, birthplace, or education, is invited to expand his or her mind and…

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Library Comic Con

Save the date for the 2nd Library Comic Con: April 14, 2018 at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church! Check back here or at the Library’s website for more details!   Thanks for making the first Library Comic Con a big success! Check out these photos of the first Library Comic Con! You can view…

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