MRSPL Foundation Inc.

About the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to providing supplementary support to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church.


  • To enhance library materials, services, programs and equipment
  • To grow our endowment, to provide a future guaranteed stream of income for the library

Donors to the Foundation can make an unspecified donation to be used where it is needed most, or they may specify how they would like their gifts to be spent: on books, audio-visual materials, technology or other items or services. Donations to this 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible within the extent of the law.  All donors receive a thank you letter from the Foundation which can be used for your tax deduction.  The Foundation is staffed by dedicated volunteers. 

In Recent Years the Library Foundation Has:

  • Purchased additional materials including books, audiobooks, eBooks, and DVDs
  • Paid for the prizes given to teens and adults for summer reading
  • Paid for additional children's and adult programs
  • Funded a new self-checkout station
  • Helped start the new downloadable Freegal collection that allows patrons 5 free downloadable songs a week which they then own.
  • Funded a new local history database
  • Continued to grow our Foundation Endowment

Thank You to Our Community for Supporting 2019 Library Giving Day!

Our first annual online fundraiser raised over $4,000, with more than 60 new donors participating.  Our sincere thanks to all of our donors, as well as to the many individuals and community groups who helped to get the word out.  We look forward to growing this annual day of giving next year to support our wonderful library!

Thanks to the following organizations for sharing our Library Giving Day announcements: Falls Church City Government, Falls Church News Press, Village Preservation and Improvement Society, League of Women Voters, Temple Rodef Shalom, Victorian Society of Falls Church, Falls Church Patch, FCC Chamber of Commerce, Mt Daniel 1st Grade Musical Program.

Opportunities to Give

Online via Paypal:

Please click on the yellow donate button to the right.

By Mail:

Checks can be sent to MRSPL Foundation, Treasurer, P.O. Box 321, Falls Church, VA 22040-0321

Planned Giving:

Remembering the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in your will is a meaningful way to make a lasting difference.  Bequests to the Foundation benefit the library in many ways.  For information about how to make a planned gift please email us at

Shop at AmazonSmile and Support the Foundation!

Amazon will remit 0.5% of your purchase price to the Foundation every time shop if you follow these simple steps.  Painless for you; great for the Foundation!

  • Log in at and search for Mary Riley Styles.
  • Select the Mary Riley Styles Foundation as your designated charity.
  • When you make purchases from Amazon, access your Amazon account through the link.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 321
Falls Church, VA 22040-0321