Friends of the Thomas Jefferson Library

Friends of the Thomas Jefferson Library The Friends of the Thomas Jefferson Library in Falls Church, VA provide support through ongoing and special booksales with the help of our volunteers.

Founded by Mary Rose in 1954, the Friends of the Thomas Jefferson Library have been one of the oldest supporters of this Library branch since it was located in the rear of a barber shop. The Friends were also an active force in 1960 during the development of the present Thomas Jefferson branch through their strong backing of a $2 million bond issue that funded the building. Over the years, the Friends have been active in their support of the branch as the neighborhood transitioned. In 2002, a rejuvenation of the Friends commenced with an eye on the diversity of the community, the growing volunteering needs of the branch, and the support for funding a new building. Accomplishments The Thomas Jefferson Friends place children's programming and saluting volunteers at the branch as priority functions to support. The Friends sponsor an annual luncheon celebration for acknowledging adult volunteer efforts. Youth volunteers are acknowledged each summer with a tribute celebration. Program events are also sponsored with presentations of children's puppet shows, magician, and other Summer Reading Program selections. Book Sales There is an ongoing book sale and special sales about four times a year. Donation Process Donations of books and popular magazine titles in good, saleable condition are welcome any hours the library is open. Donations can be brought to the library delivery door. A receipt is available to all donors.

Mission: Mission Statement To make the Thomas Jefferson Library and its services known to all segments of the community; to encourage its use as a cultural and community center; to furnish volunteer help when needed; and to support programs of general interest to the community.

So excited about this upcoming development!
05/15/2020

So excited about this upcoming development!

Many of you have expressed interest in a curbside pickup option for holds, and we are excited to announce that it is coming soon! In anticipation of Northern Virginia entering Phase 1 of the governor’s Virginia Forward plan on Friday, May 29, FCPL is preparing to begin offering contactless pickup of holds or staff selections on Monday, June 1. Please stay tuned to fairfaxcounty.gov/library and our social media channels for more details and instructions in the coming weeks.

Fairfax County Public Library
04/13/2020

Fairfax County Public Library

Hours extended for library WiFi! Remember to practice safe social distancing
03/31/2020

Hours extended for library WiFi! Remember to practice safe social distancing

WiFi UPDATE 📡 Fairfax County Public Library has worked to increase the WiFi access time to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. While our WiFi network was built for internal access, we have increased the signal where possible to provide limited outside coverage. Areas closer to the branches should provide the chance for WiFi connectivity — whether you're continuing educational coursework, keeping your business running, responding to the census or completing other online tasks while social distancing.

11/24/2019

Thank you everyone who came to our special Saturday sale! You helped us raise $740.50 for the Thomas Jefferson library.

11/23/2019

1-4pm
CD’s 10 for $1
DVDs 5 for $1
Except blue dot priced items

11/23/2019

$5 bag sale starting at 1pm for fiction, children, cookbooks, classics, and literature! We provide bag, you fill it

We are ready for you tomorrow-here are just SOME of the materials we have for you tomorrow 10am-4pm
11/23/2019

We are ready for you tomorrow-here are just SOME of the materials we have for you tomorrow 10am-4pm

Only 4 days till our special Saturday sale!! Got lots of materials- cart full of cookbooks, boxes of tweet/teen fictions...
11/20/2019

Only 4 days till our special Saturday sale!! Got lots of materials- cart full of cookbooks, boxes of tweet/teen fictions just to name a FEW of our items on sale.

CELEBRATE WORLD CULTURES2-4pm this Saturday
10/10/2019

CELEBRATE WORLD CULTURES
2-4pm this Saturday

Check out what books our branch manager Laurel Tacoma suggests
09/18/2019
Fairfax County Public Library

Check out what books our branch manager Laurel Tacoma suggests

Does the new Branch Out magazine about brain health have you in a cerebral mood? Readers' Advisor Laurel Tacoma loves reading and recommending books on psychology, neuroscience and pop science. Plus, she's a Victorian fiction and LGBT fiction guru. Visit her #MyPerfectRead profile to see her favorites and some recommendations, or reach out to her directly for personalized suggestions!

06/18/2019

We raised $463.26 this past Saturday!!! Thank you to all who came to support us.

Our closet is empty
06/15/2019

Our closet is empty

06/14/2019

The Room is ready for all of you tomorrow! Our storage closet is all empty!!
Special $5 Bag sale from 2-4pm

Our bookshelves are already full!! Just one more day till we take over the whole library
06/13/2019

Our bookshelves are already full!! Just one more day till we take over the whole library

Come check out our newly filled kids section-we have wonderful additions for all ages from baby to teen!
06/11/2019

Come check out our newly filled kids section-we have wonderful additions for all ages from baby to teen!

Not only are the friends prepping for our big Saturday sale on June 15, but we are also filling the ongoing booksale she...
06/06/2019

Not only are the friends prepping for our big Saturday sale on June 15, but we are also filling the ongoing booksale shelves with new materials as well!

Next time you stop by the library, please take a few minutes to fill out this short questionnaire to share with us your ...
06/01/2019

Next time you stop by the library, please take a few minutes to fill out this short questionnaire to share with us your opinions about our booksale area. If you prefer to fill it out online, check back with us in a few days for the link to it.

This Friday at 3:30 p.m.You’re all summoned to the teen event: Hungry, Hungry Games! It is a life-size Hungry, Hungry Hi...
03/19/2019

This Friday at 3:30 p.m.
You’re all summoned to the teen event: Hungry, Hungry Games! It is a life-size Hungry, Hungry Hippos game for teens between 12 and 18 years old. Invite your friends to participate! The winning team gets a prize, and snacks will be served!

Halloween is over and thanksgiving is almost here!! Check out our new selection of cookbooks for inspiration on what to ...
11/02/2018

Halloween is over and thanksgiving is almost here!! Check out our new selection of cookbooks for inspiration on what to serve or for the cook in your life.

10/27/2018

$442.80 were raised today for Thomas Jefferson Library programming!!!

Our booksale is over—everything has been put away. Thank you to all who came!!
10/27/2018

Our booksale is over—everything has been put away. Thank you to all who came!!

10/27/2018

Half price everything!!!!! Children are now 2 paperback for $.25 and hardback for .50!!!

Lots of kids’ books!!!
10/27/2018

Lots of kids’ books!!!

10/27/2018

Half-price adult books starting at noon!!
Hardback are now 50 cents and paperback are 25 cents!!!!

Getting ready for tomorrow’s special sale!!! Our closet is officially empty!
10/26/2018

Getting ready for tomorrow’s special sale!!! Our closet is officially empty!

Our sale shelves are brimming with new materials!!!!
10/26/2018

Our sale shelves are brimming with new materials!!!!

Just in: more Business and health related books!
10/24/2018

Just in: more Business and health related books!

10/24/2018

Why you should buy used books:

Cheaper means more books!

Want to learn a language? Going somewhere for the holidays but don’t know the language there? We have plenty of small ph...
10/24/2018

Want to learn a language? Going somewhere for the holidays but don’t know the language there? We have plenty of small phrasebooks that’ll fit inside your carry on!!

Our fiction shelves have been all reloaded!
10/23/2018

Our fiction shelves have been all reloaded!

Have a little munchkin at home? We have a new delivery of board books for you!
10/22/2018

Have a little munchkin at home? We have a new delivery of board books for you!

Address

7415 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA
22042-7409

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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Join us this Saturday at 2pm. Enjoy special dance performances, decorate clay lamps, get henna tattoos, calligraphy bookmarks, face painting and treats. All Ages.