Advocacy

In addition to serving as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance library services for our community, the mission of the Fairfax Library Foundation includes reinforcing the need for continued and increased public support.

Specific budgetary information is available on the Fairfax County Public Library Web site.

Current Initiatives

2012 Library Bond Referendum

The Fairfax Library Foundation urges voters to vote YES on the Library Bond Referendum. On November 6th, when you go to your local polling place, the presidential election will not be the only item on the ballot. For voters in Fairfax County, four bond referendum questions will also appear on the ballot. The Library Bond Referendum will have a major impact on the quality of life in Fairfax County. The referendum will provide funding for renovations, new construction, and much needed upgrades at four of the library’s 23 branches: Tysons-Pimmit Regional, Pohick Regional, Reston Regional, and John Marshall Library. Of the library’s branches, these four reside in the oldest buildings yet to be renovated. Read more . . .

Prior Initiatives

2004 Library Bond Referendum
In 2004, the Fairfax Library Foundation created an Ad Hoc Committee to advocate for the 2004 Library Bond Referendum. The $52.5 million 2004 referendum, the first Library Bond Referendum in 15 years, funded the FCPL’s Capital Improvement Program, which included the construction of the Burke Centre Library and Oakton Library; renovations of the Thomas Jefferson Library, Richard Byrd Library, Dolley Madison Library, and the Martha Washington Library; and Capital Renewal. The Bond Referendum received endorsements from thirteen separate community organizations, including the Foundation, and passed with 71% of the community vote.