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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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

A brand new initiative launched in Fairfax County Public Library on November 1st, 2016: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This is a nationwide program that Fairfax Library Foundation is proud to help bring to our community. Sign-up in your library branch today! Why 1,000 Books Studies show that children perform better in school throughout their education…

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Squeeze Wrap-Up!

McLean, VA – Fairfax Library Foundation hosted the 2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze on Saturday, October 15th at Dolley Madison Library. The Foundation’s mission is to raise supplementary support for Fairfax County Public Library. This year the Library Jubilee raised $120,000, with greater proceeds than ever before going to library programs and services….

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Squeeze Silent Auction Preview

The 2016 Library Jubilee: A Dolley Madison Squeeze is coming up fast! To get you get excited about the party, we’re going to give you a tiny preview of just some of the unique items that will be UP FOR YOUR BID on October 15. We are so grateful to the many donors in our…

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Enhance Your Library – Strengthen Your Community

Dear Library Friend, It’s been an exciting month already for Fairfax Library Foundation and Fairfax County Public Library. On September 7 the results of the Library Board of Trustees Public Engagement Survey were announced at a public meeting. The report reinforced the importance of the Foundation and Foundation supporters like you to the library. On…

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Friends Fall Book Sales

Attention book lovers! Did you know that our valued Friends of the Library groups have multiple book sales coming up in September and October? Please stop by a book sale at your home branch–or use it as an excuse to visit new branches! There will be THOUSANDS of wonderful books for sale at super discount…

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2016 Fall for the Book Festival

Fall for the Book Wrap-Up A big thank you to all the participants of the 18th annual Fall for the Book literary festival! Fairfax Library Foundation was proud to present Diane Rehm of NPR with the Mason Award. On September 25 she gave a great presentation, a conversation with WAMU’s J.J. Yore. If you were…

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Library Distributes More than 25,000 Books

Fairfax County Public Library just put out this press release about the Early Literacy programs, which receive supplementary funding from Fairfax Library Foundation. The press release says: The library’s early literacy outreach team, five staff and 23 volunteers, swarms the county throughout the year bringing their captivating brand of storytelling to kids in child care…

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Olympic Reading

The Olympics have begun, and what better way to celebrate than to read about Olympic legends? These are just a few of our favorite Olympic reads! 1. Collaboration is key. If you enjoy stories of individuals banding together as a team and defying the odds, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown may…

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