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The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that exists to raise supplementary funds for the Fairfax County Public Library

Welcome to the Fairfax Library Foundation

Do you recall your first visit to the library? Most of us have fond memories of the day we received our very own library card. And what about the fantastic “journeys” you took as you delved into the pages of books you checked out from your local branch. Your library card was all you needed—your ticket to explore endless avenues of discovery!

The Fairfax Library Foundation exists solely to enhance the programs, services, and collections of the Fairfax County Public Library. Gifts to the Foundation supplement public funding to help the library expand its reach to children and adults in every corner of our community.

In the words of Albert Einstein, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”

The Fairfax Library Foundation believes that the library is a cornerstone of an educated, civilized society, and an essential resource for all. We hope you enjoy exploring our site and learning more about what we do—and ways that you can help!

FLF Announces May 2 Gateway to Freedom Dedication

Gateway to Freedom Dedication.The Fairfax Library Foundation Board of Directors and the Gateway to Freedom organizing committee are proud to host the dedication ceremony on May 2, 2015, at Thomas Jefferson Library to commemorate the completion of the Gateway to Freedom Project and the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese refugees’ resettlement in the United States. Click here for more information about the Gateway to Freedom project.

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.

Message from the Chair

Brian Engler.

It is my pleasure to have been elected Chair of the Fairfax Library Foundation Board of Directors, and I very much look forward to serving and representing the Foundation, our friends and our donors in the coming year.
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