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Fairfax County Public Library

Online estate-planning forum in the works

The Fairfax County library system will present an online estate-planning presentation on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Many believe estate planning is too complicated or only necessary for the very wealthy,” library officials said. “Attorney Bettina...

Library hours to be trimmed due to staffing, COVID issues

Because of the current surge in COVID-19 cases and a high number of vacancies within the Fairfax County Public Library system, officials on Jan. 10 announced schedule changes that will last months. Beginning Jan. 16 and effective through April 1,...

Editorial: Fairfax library officials tread on dangerous turf

The national culture wars descended on McLean last week, courtesy Fairfax County library officials. A staff display, purportedly promoting reading options during the holidays, opted to commingle the Bible with “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy” – the two books that...

Editorial: Free lunches are seldom healthy and nutritious

Grumble, grumble, grumble – let us grumble today about the almost-consummated plan to have Fairfax County’s library system eliminating fines for overdue materials. It has been a fait accompli since the nearby counties and cities that circle Fairfax’s orbit beat...

Library fines soon to be thing of past in Fairfax County

The Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees is preparing to dispense with overdue-materials fines to make the county’s library system more equitable and not discourage people from using the facilities. A four-month effort by an ad-hoc committee formed this year...

Fairfax libraries spring fully back to life on June 5

Fairfax County library officials say the system will be returning to more normal operations on June 5. “Patrons will once again be able to visit branches without time or capacity limits to enjoy the full range of library services...

Fairfax library to offer phone-in storytime

The Fairfax County library system has inaugurated “dial-a-story” service for children ages 3 to 5. Local residents can call in and listen to stories read by county librarians. Stories are offered in both English and Spanish by calling (703) 246-2665. “This...

Bootcamp-style business-develoment effort launched

The Vienna Economic Development Division, in partnership with the Vienna Business Association and Fairfax County Public Library, on April 1 announced a new “Ignite Business Bootcamp” series to provide expertise and support to small businesses and enhance their business...
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