Thank you, Library Supporters!

We are so grateful for the hundreds of library supporters who donated to Fairfax Library Foundation to enhance Fairfax County Public Library at the end of 2017 — thank you! We set out to raise $70,000 in our year-end campaign, and we’ve already raised more than $80,000! Gifts continue to arrive every day! These funds…

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8 Fun Reading Resolutions for 2018

Below are some reading resolutions we’re making for 2018. If you’re like us and find reading to be a big source of your entertainment, relaxation, and everyday pleasure, you might like our list of FUN ONLY reading resolutions! Read at least a little bit every day – make time for what you love. Join a book club!…

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Enhance Your Library in 2018!

Dear Library Friends, We hope that you are enjoying a happy holiday season! As we prepare to begin 2018, we want to thank you for your continuing support of the library. Here in the Fairfax Library Foundation office, we are humbled by the donations coming in at the end of the calendar year. We are close to meeting our year-end fundraising…

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Strengthen Your Community this Holiday Season

  Dear Library Friend, On behalf of Fairfax Library Foundation staff and board, Happy Holidays! In this time of giving, you may be thinking about your favorite local charities. When you donate, you help worthy nonprofits to execute activities that raise up our community. You may already be familiar with the programs of Fairfax County…

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Hollywood Jubilee Wrap-Up

On October 21, 2017 Fairfax Library Foundation hosted the 9th annual Library Jubilee to raise funds for Fairfax County Public Library. 240 guests attended the Hollywood Jubilee at the newly renovated Pohick Regional Library—record-breaking attendance. The event raised $129,000 for library programs, exceeding the Foundation’s fundraising goal for the evening.   This year’s Hollywood theme…

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2017 Jubilee Vacation Packages

This year in our Jubilee silent auction we have five amazing vacation packages! Below is a preview, so you may daydream about your next trip and plan what you may want to bid on at the auction. Remember, all the money you spend at the auction benefits Fairfax County Public Library! *Final details and values…

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Banned Books Week 2017

Every year libraries observe Banned Books Week to celebrate ALL voices in literature, and our freedom to read ALL books. Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 The American Library Association put together this great video with an overview of Banned Books Week, and the top 10 most-challenged books for 2016. There were 323 book challenges…

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But WHY do Millennials use the library the most?

You may have seen this report by CNN and Pew Research earlier this summer that Millennials, the generation currently age 18 to 35, are actually the biggest library users. According to Pew Research, 53% of Millennials visited a library or mobile library in the previous year (does not include campus libraries), whereas only 45% of…

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10 Dazzling Literary Quotes

Here are some gorgeous quotes from some of our favorite authors, as motivation to pick up a great book, do something creative, or just get out there and live life! What are your favorite author quotes??   Blog by Daniela.

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Book Recs for Middle School Students

Wondering what book your Middle School student should read next? Fairfax County Public Schools put together a middle school reading list for students. Here are some of our favorites. Al Capone Does My Shirts Al Capone Does My Shirts is a coming of age story about a boy named Moose whose family moves to Alcatraz when…

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