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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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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