Meet the Maker Movement

The Library will be at Maker Faire Nova on Sunday, March 19! On Sunday, March 19 from 11am-5pm the 4th Annual Maker Faire NoVa will be held at Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School in Reston. Fairfax Library Foundation and Fairfax County Public Library will both be at the Faire, with fun family activities…

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Literature of Black History Month

Celebrating African American Literature In the Past and Present Black History Month is an annual celebration of African American people, events, and culture that takes place in the month of February. In recognition of Black History Month, we are taking a look at some of the most famous literary contributions made by the African American…

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Paying it Forward – Children’s Books for OAR Fairfax

On January 18, 2017, Fairfax Library Foundation donated five boxes of new children’s books to OAR Fairfax. OAR stands for “Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources” and their mission is: “To rebuild lives and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for offenders and their families to create a safer community.” The gift consisted 320 children’s…

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10 Ways the Library Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions Come True

1. Learn a language Looking to expand your horizons and gain a greater global and cultural understanding this year? Learning a language just might be for you! The Fairfax County Public Library is glad to provide FREE language learning services through partnership with Mango Languages. (We’ve tried it! It’s easy, effective and fun!) 2. Read more…

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7 Reading Resolutions for 2017

Making big plans for 2017? We are, too! Here are some of the reading-related resolutions we’re thinking about: Resolution #1: Get involved Volunteering your time and helping your local library with events is an simple yet rewarding way of giving back to the community. If you cannot volunteer, consider even just attending to show support…

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Best Books of 2016

We scoured all the Best Books of 2016 lists and these are the top 5 we came up with! Have you read any of these awesome books of the year yet? What other books do you think belong on the list? Here’s to many more books like these in 2017!

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#GivingBOOKSday

Make a tangible difference for your library this holiday season! Consider purchasing a book from the Foundation’s Amazon.com Wish List, helping to fill the shelves of the 23 branches of Fairfax County Public Library with the books the library staff knows we need the most. It’s easy to shop the Wish List! We hope you will purchase…

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Special Guest Authors

We are excited to have three guests authors in very different genres attending our Bookfair on Sunday, November 13! Fairfax Library Foundation is grateful for the support of these talented local authors and we can’t wait for you to meet them, too! They will be available to sign books and answer your questions. Natalie Dias…

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