“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill once said.
As we reach the growing season this spring, we hope you think of literacy, education, and the Fairfax County Public Library. Fairfax Library Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the library, and we ask you to join us this season in giving.
While Fairfax County Public Library is widely regarded as one of the best library systems in the nation, the recent increase in demand for public library use and services together with radically changing technology has created a challenging climate for the library to maintain its high level of performance. To remain a valuable, free resource for Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax, the library needs your help.
A small gift to Fairfax Library Foundation will make an enormous difference in critical library programs and services:
-A gift of $50 provides a Ready to Read Early Literacy Outreach
story-time session and storybook for three children and their caregivers.
-Your gift of $75 to the Library Foundation will fund the purchase of two new eBook bestsellers for library. The Foundation has provided over $200,000 to expand the library’s eBook and non-print collection
. Due to growing popularity, most days over 80% of the library’s eBooks are checked out by customers.
-A gift of $150 funds an average Continuing Education scholarship
. To date, over $38,000 in Continuing Education scholarships has been awarded to enhance the skills and the level of service provided to library customers , while over $95,000 in Academic scholarships have been awarded.
-A gift of $330 allows one participant to complete a Changing Lives Through Literature
(CLTL) session, an alternative to formal court action for first-time juvenile offenders in conjunction with probation and parole for young adult offenders.
-A $400 gift to the Foundation brings one Summer Reading Program event to the library. The library’s Author Presentations and Programs
, including the Summer Reading Program, draw large numbers of community members to the library each year. In fact, over 170,000 library customers attended nearly 9,000 library programs in 2012.
Discover the difference you can make in local education and literacy by donating to Fairfax Library Foundation. Discover what it means to “make a life.” We ask for your generosity to help library services and programs grow to reach more library customers in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. Please join with us in supporting your library today by making your tax-deductible contribution to Fairfax Library Foundation. Give online
to our Spring Appeal today.