Temporary Location Closing July 10 to Begin Library Move
The library renovation and expansion project is coming to an end and the outside of the new library building is looking great! There’s still work that needs to be done on the inside including moving our entire collection into its new home and setting up public and staff spaces. Our temporary location (at 601 S. Oak St.) will close permanently and we will suspend curbside pickup service starting July 10 at 5 pm so we can begin the process of moving back into our library building at 120 N. Virginia Ave, which will re-open on Monday, August 16, at 10 am. Learn more...
A Library Association is organized. The Falls Church Village Improvement Society helps amass about 750 books for circulation among members.
The Civic League, an organization of women, retrieves the collection and revives book lending.
The Civic League becomes the Woman's Club of Falls Church and continues to operate a library from various locations.
Library moves into small quarters in the Congregational Church building after congregation disbands.
Ordinance establishing the Falls Church Public Library is passed and $300 appropriated for its use.
After the establishment of the Fairfax county Public Library, the Town library becomes a free public library with the professional assistance of the county Librarian.
A librarian and assistant are hired.
The Town becomes a City of the Second Class.
Library Board is established, the collection moves to larger quarters at 151 East Broad St., and the services of a certified librarian are secured.
Move to larger rented quarters at 934 West Broad Street.
City reaffirms establishment of the Falls Church Public Library overseen by a 7-member Board of Trustees. Collection moves to larger rented quarters at 201 East Broad Street.
Bond issue passes to build a library facility on land donated by the Styles family.
Present facility at 120 North Virginia Avenue opens its doors.
The addition of the children's and technical processing wing is completed.
Library is renamed in honor of Mary Riley Styles, the mother of the land donors.
Lower level of building opened to the public.
Catalog and circulation system are automated.
The library moves to temporary quarters at 134 West Broad Street during library expansion.
Return to expanded and renovated facility at 120 North Virginia Avenue.
RFID system installed in library.
Library's Local History Room celebrates 50th anniversary.
Library named one of "America's Star Libraries" by Library Journal magazine.
New catalog system launched.
Downloadable eBooks added to collection.
Downloadable music added to collection.
Downloadable audiobooks and downloadable magazines added to collection. Consultant hired to produce a Master Plan Development and Space Study.
Addendum to Master Plan completed.
$8.7M library bond referendum approved by City residents.
Capital Improvement Plan including a library expansion & renovation approved by City Council. Library launches new catalog system.
Library named one of "America's Star Libraries" by Library Journal magazine for 10th straight year.