National Poetry Month Round-Up

In case you missed it, April is National Poetry Month. Below is a round-up of some of the Foundation’s favorite things we’ve spotted so far during 2017’s National Poetry Month. Poetry Basics Let’s start at the beginning. What is poetry? We like the definition from… a website! Poetry.org: Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I…

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In Conversation with Local Indie Publisher

On April 15 Fairfax Library Foundation will partner with Curiosity Quills Press, a local indie publisher, for our next Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser. Curiosity Quills is sending six authors to the event, to chat with patrons and sign books. This collaboration inspired a conversation between the Foundation’s Director of Development, Abigail Fine, and Curiosity Quills’…

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Library Remarks at County Budget Hearing

In honor of National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017, we want to share the remarks made to advocate for library funding at the Fairfax County Public Hearing for the FY2018 Advertised Budget on April 5, 2017. Fairfax Library Foundation’s Board Chair, Brian Engler, and Fairfax County Public Library’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, Karrie Delaney,…

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Four Reasons to Join the Fairfax Library Foundation Board of Directors

Fairfax Library Foundation is looking to expand our Board of Directors. Here are the four main reasons professionals should consider board service (and with the Foundation in particular!): 1. Maximize Your Impact in Your Community The mission of Fairfax Library Foundation is to enhance Fairfax County Public Library. The county only contributes less than 1 cent per…

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Must Watch: 5 TED Book Talks

Literacy empowers learners globally. Through creating understanding, the act of reading creates empathy. Libraries aid in spreading and strengthening literacy throughout the world, providing resources to all people of all background for success. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is an organization that is devoted to spreading ideas through online video clips of…

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Friends of the Libraries Holiday Book Sales

Your local library is having a book sale, just in time for the holidays! This is a great way to add books to your collection or find gifts for family and friends, while supporting Fairfax County Public Library. Please see the list below for Book Sale dates, and find a complete listing here. FRIENDS OF…

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Photos from A Library Jubilee

Please enjoy the gallery from A Library Jubilee! held on October 17, 2015 at Woodrow Wilson Library. The event raised $197,000 for Fairfax County Public Library supplemental programs. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees!

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