Happy New Year from Fairfax Library Foundation!
On January 3, Fairfax Library Foundation Executive Director Susan Harman attended the annual New Year’s Luncheon held by the Vietnamese National Institute of Administration Alumni Association (VNIAAA) in Falls Church, Virginia. Among others in attendance were Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Dist. 11); Stacey Kincaid, Fairfax County Sheriff; and County Supervisor and Vice Chair Penny Gross (Mason District).
The Vietnamese community in the Washington, D.C., area (and abroad) has been instrumental in enhancing the Thomas Jefferson Library through its Gateway to Freedom project. Not only has the Vietnamese-language collection increased dramatically, but a new brick walkway has been created and will be expanded this spring.
These improvements were made possible by the generous gifts of donors as an expression of gratitude to the residents of Fairfax County and the United States for welcoming Vietnamese refugees in the mid-1970s following the Vietnam War.
Library Foundation Scholarship Program
The Fairfax Library Foundation established a Scholarship Program to award three different scholarships to enhance the skills and talents of current or future library staff and volunteers in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax, subsequently enhancing the level of service the library can provide.
Programs We Support
In addition to reinforcing the need for continued and increased public support, the mission of the Fairfax Library Foundation includes serving as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance library services.