Library Week in Fairfax County! (4/12/2017 update)
What’s special about the Fairfax County Public Library?
We’re part of the community:
- 22 branches throughout the county, and access services;
- 4 to 5 million visitors every year;
- A safe place for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
- 12 million items checked out each year;
- One of 49 libraries nationwide with over 1 million eBook downloads;
- Best selling titles to the classics—we have them all.
We use advanced technologies in our services and for hands-on learning:
- You can use the self check-out kiosk;
- Search a title in our online catalog;
- Learn how to use a 3D printer or operate a drone.
Programming for people of all ages (examples):
- Early literacy events;
- English as a second language;
- Laser Cutting in TechShop or join a Teen Advisory Board;
- Retirement planning for seniors.
- Professional librarians help us sort through the information overload of our digital society;
- Library staff help us find credible sources;
- Librarians offer us guidance, from researching a paper to writing a business plan.
Library Week by the Day
Each day features a profile of the extraordinary people and services of the library.