The "extras" Friends provides include funding for special events such as author visits, guest story tellers, summer reading programs and cultural events for children, teens and adults. Friends also provides funding for items such as library equipment and furniture.
Friends members believe that libraries are for everyone — all ages, income levels, and neighborhoods in the community — and they work to increase the level of support the library receives from private sources, principally from citizens who appreciate the privileges of a great library.
“I don’t know where we would be without the Friends,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso. “They helped sponsor hundreds of library programs in 2011 that would not have been possible through funds normally available for library operations. I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by the Friends.”
Contributions, both in donations, membership dues, and time volunteered are crucial to the vitality of the Friends of the Fauquier Library.
Anyone joining the Friends or renewing their membership will receive a coupon for an attractive, heavy duty tote bag bearing the Friends logo redeemable at The Book Cellar or at any Fauquier library.