DONATE TO THE LIBRARY
Donations to the Fairfax Library Foundation are a simple way to give back to your community, represent your organization, or honor a loved one.
Donating online is the easiest way to make a contribution. Our online giving platform can be found here.
Checks should be made to Fairfax Library Foundation and can be mailed to:
Fairfax Library Foundation
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 329
Fairfax, VA 22035
Your gift today will help ensure quality access to literacy and educational opportunities, information, technology, innovations, civic engagement and entertainment at the Fairfax County Public Library.
Donating Books: Thank you for your interest in donating books to the Fairfax Library Foundation. Unfortunately, we do not have the capability of processing book donations, however many Friends of the Library groups, do. Click here to view a list of Friends of the Library groups.
FIRST LOAN PROGRAM & AMAZON SMILE
The Fairfax Library Foundation's Amazon Wish List is a quick and tangible way to make a difference for your library! Purchasing a book from the Wish List helps fill the shelves of the 23 branches of the Fairfax County Public Library with the books the library staff know we need most. With this contribution option, you can even be the first to read the book through our First Loan Program, and provide opportunities for other library patrons to read it as well. All books purchased will be marked with a general bookplate to commemorate your generosity.
First Loan Program:
Purchasing a book from the Amazon Wish List comes with an opportunity to be the first to read a current best seller while helping stock the library shelves for other avid readers. Here’s how:
Visit FLF's Amazon Wish List.
Select the books you want to add to the Library’s collection, then proceed to checkout.
At checkout, under "Choose a shipping address" be sure to select the radial button for "Fairfax County Public Library Tech Ops' Gift Registry Address".
In the gift message box under "Choose gift options" you must include the following information:
The words "FIRST LOAN"
The library branch where you wish to pick up the book
Your email address
Your library card number
For example, a completed card will look something like this:
FIRST LOAN, Burke Centre Community Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, Library Card No. 22769203
Complete your purchase. Once the book arrives at the branch, you will receive a notice that the “First Loan” book is on hold for you! Be aware that the item can only be held for seven (7) days. If not retrieved, it will be provided to the next person in the holds queue.
Are you an Amazon shopper? Consider designating the Fairfax Library Foundation as your charity of choice! The video below outlines the steps you can take to designate a charity in your Amazon account.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Payroll Deduction: The Foundation’s designation for United Way is 8906, the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is 08189 and the code for the Combined Federal Campaign is 89943.
Employee Gift Matching Programs: If your employer participates, they will provide the required form to increase the impact of your generosity. Our Federal Tax ID number is 54-1722709.
Virginia Tax Refund: You may contribute to the Foundation by noting the amount on line 28 of the VA Tax return and completing Schedule ADJ. The Library Foundation’s Contribution Code is #205501.
Donate Books: Thank you for your interest in donating books to the Fairfax Library Foundation. Unfortunately, we do not have the capability of processing book donations, however many Friends of the Library groups, do. Click here to view a list of Friends of the Library groups.
JOIN A BOARD COMMITTEE
In addition to our governing Board of Directors, there are four focus-area committees with year-round recruitment for non-director members:
Finance Committee: Develop the annual budget, oversee the annual audit, and draft proposals for investment guidelines and policies for adoption by the Board.
Development, Marketing, and Advocacy Committee (DMAC): Recommends fund development guidelines and procedures, and long-range planning for publicity and public relations to be adopted and implemented by the Board.
Jubilee Planning Sub-Committee: Under DMAC, provides planning assistance and support for the Library Jubilee, the Foundation's annual fundraising gala.
Scholarship Committee: Recommends policy, guidelines, and procedures for scholarship fund distributions to be adopted by the Board. Reviews scholarship applications and awards scholarships.
Interested applicants should email email@example.com.