Policy Regarding Naming of Libraries
- All new libraries shall be named for the geographical area in which they are located.
- The Library Board member representing the district where a new library is located has the option of suggesting a name, reflecting the community's wish.
- The Library Board will consider the renaming of a library if the request comes from and reflects the wishes of the citizens within the library's service area and if the benefits of the name change outweigh the costs such a name change could generate.
- The Library Board will consider naming a library area, such as a meeting room, for a corporation, group or an individual, living or deceased, who has made a significant contribution to the Fairfax County Public Library system or to an individual library. The Board may also approve the placement of a commemorative plaque in a library to honor significant contributions of Fairfax County citizens.
- The Library Board may also consider naming a library fixture or piece of furniture, either inside the library or on library grounds, for a corporation, group or individual, living or deceased, who has made a significant contribution to the Fairfax County Public Library or to an individual library. After a period of ten years from the donation of a fixture or piece of furniture the Library may continue to fund the maintenance of the fixture or furniture at its discretion.
- The principal exterior entrance sign for all new buildings must include "Fairfax County Public Library," the branch name, and the street number clearly visible from the street. This policy should also be applied where possible when existing buildings are renovated.