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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AP English Reading List

Meet our New Intern My name is Daniela, and I am the Foundation’s intern for the month of July. I was assigned here by the Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program, which I applied to last fall. FCYLP matches students accepted into their program with an internship within the county government based on each student’s interests….

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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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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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