Fairfax Library Foundation Hosting Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser on April 30, 2016

Fairfax, VA – Fairfax Library Foundation is partnering with Barnes & Noble to host a Bookfair fundraiser supporting Fairfax County Public Library. The Bookfair will be held on April 30, 2016 at the Fairfax Barnes & Noble in Fair Lakes from 11am-5pm. There will be library supporters at the store all day, with special activities for visitors. Barnes & Noble will donate 10% of all purchases made by library supporters that day – and the five days after online – to Fairfax Library Foundation. Our special code for earning donations is 11823689 – be sure to present it at checkout in-store or online!

Throughout the day there will be Children’s activities, book signings with special guests, complimentary gift wrapping, and face painting! It will be a great opportunity to do some shopping for Mother’s Day (May 8 – the very next weekend), spring graduations, and Father’s Day (June 19).

Our special guests include Martha Hamlett, author of the picture book JUST ONE MORE GAME. She’ll be reading her book from 11am-1pm. Kathy MacMillan, debut author of the Young Adult Fantasy novel SWORD AND VERSE, will be signing books from 2pm-4pm. We’re excited for Foundation supporters and Barnes & Noble patrons to have the chance to meet these accomplished authors. We’ll also have the talents of Kip’s Face Painting at the fair from 12pm-3pm – painting beautiful designs at no charge to guests!

All money raised at the Bookfair goes to the programs and services of Fairfax County Public Library that Fairfax Library Foundation supports, including Ready to Read Early Literacy Outreach, providing story times and picture books to preschoolers in Fairfax County; Changing Lives Through Literature, offering first time juvenile offenders an alternative to formal court action; Presentations like the Summer Reading Program and Fall for the Book; Scholarships to library employees and volunteers, so the staff may better serve the community; and Books and Materials for the library collection, including audiobooks, large font books, and eBooks.

We hope Fairfax County residents will stop by Barnes & Noble Fairfax on April 30 to say hello, share in our love of books, and support our library and our community.

Location: Barnes & Noble Fairfax, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Time: Saturday April 30 2016, 11am-5pm.

Special Guests: Martha Hamlett, 11am-1pm. Kip’s Face Painting, 12pm-3pm. Kathy MacMillan, 2pm-4pm.

Show Your Support: Use the Foundation’s special code (11823689) in-store on April 30 or online April 30-May 5 and Barnes & Noble will donate 10% of your purchase to support Fairfax County Public Library.

Volunteers: If interested in volunteering, please contact Abigail at info@fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org

Contact: Abigail Fine, 703-324-8300, info@fairfaxlibraryfoundation.org

Fairfax Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation committed to providing supplementary support to the Fairfax County Public Library. The Foundation, while reinforcing the need for continued and increased public support for the Library, serves as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance library services for our community. www.FairfaxLibraryFoundation.org