Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library have supported the Fairfax branch and the library system for almost 50 years. Raising funds through used book sales on line and semi-annually, as well as two sales dedicated to children’s materials. Friends have provided over $800,000 generous donations to the Fairfax County Public Library. As strong advocates for the library and its mission, Friends also support library-related community activities.
To become a Friend of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, please visit the branch on a Tuesday, call, or send an email.
Funding Projects include: Summer Library Programs; Fall for the Book Festival: library programs for the annual Chocolate Lover's Festival; literacy programs, children’s programs, technology programs, and speaker’s programs, outdoor library furniture; support for outdoor gardening needs; scholarships; and annual April Library Month events.
Friends have also purchased reference and circulation desks, book carts, shelving, magazine subscriptions, supplies and accessories for the branch, and conservation supplies for the Virginia Room. The Friends donated $50,000 to the Fairfax Library Foundation to be used in their home branch as well as an additional $30,000 for system wide needs.
The Friends welcome new members. No dues are required, just a love of books and a sense of commitment to our community.
The Friends meet each Tuesday morning from 10:00-12:00 to sort books and prepare for upcoming book sales.
The Friends cannot accept old sets of encyclopedias, large quantities of National Geographic magazines and law libraries dating from the 1960’s or before.
President: Phylis Salak
Vice President: Judy Diehl
Secretary: Sigrid Carlson
Treasurer: Kate Cleary