FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — Enticed by a particularly spectacular autumn day, crowds flooded the streets of Old Town Fairfax for the City of Fairfax Fall Festival, held Saturday, October 8. In addition to being one of the festival’s Elite Level Sponsors, Fairfax Library Foundation operated two separate booths along University Drive. It’s estimated more than 3,500 festival-goers stopped by either booth to say hello, sign up for a library card, partake in a craft, or purchase some Foundation goodies.
In addition to Foundation staff and board members, volunteers from Fairfax County Public Library were also on hand to assist with the crafts table at the Foundation’s booth in the children’s area. Special thanks to Marina Canant of Patrick Henry Library, Rebecca Takacs and Karen Jakl of City of Fairfax Regional Library, and Sara Winston of George Mason Regional Library for their tireless dedication.
Since 1994, the Fairfax Library Foundation has existed solely with the mission to enhance the programs and services of the Fairfax County Public Library, the largest public library system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational organization, the Foundation provides supplementary support to the community by providing access to information, technology, innovations, civic engagement and entertainment, and by offering literacy and educational opportunities.