The Library Goes Hollywood for the 2017 Library Jubilee Gala Fundraiser

Fairfax, VA – We’re rolling out the red carpet for library supporters on October 21st at Pohick Regional Library for the 2017 Library Jubilee: The Library Goes Hollywood!

Why? Because library supporters make it possible for us to give 30,000 picture books to under-served preschoolers each year—and new this year, we’re giving literacy bags to the preschool-age children in our county’s shelters. Our supporters allow us to fund scholarships, special presentations like Summer Reading and the Book Club Conference, books for our branches, and more. Our mission is to enhance Fairfax County Public Library.

We’re celebrating with a glamorous party in the library. The 2017 Library Jubilee: The Library Goes Hollywood, will be on October 21 at Pohick Regional Library from 5:30-8:00pm. The Library Jubilee is our largest fundraising event each year, with 100% of proceeds invested into Fairfax County Public Library. It is a chance for us to raise funds for the library, acknowledge our donors, and celebrate the achievements of library programs.

Have you ever noticed that many of the best movies are adapted from books? Hollywood loves the library as much as we do! This year our Jubilee celebrates the stories we find in our libraries and on the big screen with our theme, The Library Goes Hollywood. This premier event brings together the best in Fairfax County: in attendance will be Foundation and Library leadership and staff, elected officials, published authors, business leaders, and library supporters.

We’re raising money for Fairfax County Public Library programs like Changing Lives Through Literature, giving first time juvenile offenders an alternative to formal court action, and Ready to Read Early Literacy Outreach, bringing interactive reading experiences to preschool students. Our newest funding area is the New American Initiative, raising funds for English Language Learning materials. Last year the Library Jubilee raised $120,000, with greater proceeds than ever before going to library programs and services.

Each year at the Jubilee, attendees celebrate this work of the Library and Foundation while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Shirley’s Catering and Peterson’s Ice Cream will be back this year with their delicious treats, savory and sweet. A jazz trio from Mason Music Productions will provide live music in the beautiful new Pohick Regional Library, while guests bid on auction items including winery visits, hotel packages, and passes to Disney World. There are some new things in store for this glamorous Jubilee, like a photo booth and VIP Hollywood guest, Marilyn Monroe!

The Library Jubilee is made possible by the generosity of many sponsors. We are grateful for the support of our Signature Sponsors, the Friends of the Burke Centre Library and the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. Individual guests can support the library through single tickets for $75 per person.

We hope you will join us for the 2017 Library Jubilee: The Library Goes Hollywood and help Fairfax County Public Library expand its reach to children and adults in every corner of our community.

For more information on sponsorships and how to be involved, please contact us at 703-324-8300 or


Fairfax Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation committed to providing supplementary support to the Fairfax County Public Library. The Foundation, while reinforcing the need for continued and increased public support for the Library, serves as a catalyst for attracting private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance library services for our community. ###