Fairfax County Library (FCL) is offering free access to DC Library’s public library card for the first time, giving residents access to services, programs, and information they would otherwise need to pay for.
The Fairfax County Fair Grounds, the DC Library, and the Washington Monument are among the local libraries participating in the initiative, which is supported by the American Libraries Association (ALA).
“It’s a fantastic way for us to bring access to our community to people who may not have the resources to access it,” said Alanna Boggess, the vice president of communications and outreach for the Fair Grounds.
“We think that this program will allow people to experience DC’s rich history, culture, and history of the arts, and be able to explore our collection more thoroughly.”FCL is also offering discounts on a variety of services and products, including e-books and DVDs, and a variety to support the organization’s mission, such as educational grants.
“The Fair Grounds is one of the most beloved buildings in Washington, D.C., and we’re honored to be able make the transition to the new service,” said D.J. Mixon, the executive director of the Fairgrounds.
“FCL has a rich history of being a local library, and we want to give the community an opportunity to learn more about it and our programs.”
The Fairfax County library will open to the public on Saturday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The library is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p., and is closed Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, with limited hours on Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday and Friday.
For more information on DC’s Public Library Card, visit: https://library.dc.gov/cards/dakota-county-library-fairfax-countys-library.aspx