Starting Monday, January 10, the library will change its hours due to staffing issues and COVID-19 concerns. The new hours will be in place through February 2022 and then re-evaluated. Learn more...
In-Person Programs and Conference Room Use Suspended; Group Study Rooms Restricted to 3 or Less; Masks Required in Library
Due to concerns about the recent increase in COVID-19 transmissions in the DC area, all in-person library programs and use of library conference rooms are suspended through January 31, 2022. Group study rooms may still be reserved, but are limited to groups of 3 or less. All visitors age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in the library (and other City of Falls Church government buildings). Learn more...
The library provides opportunities for area students to fulfill community service requirements by providing valuable services for the library. The Youth Services Department accepts a limited number of teen volunteers year round. The library cannot offer opportunities to fulfill court mandated community service hours at this time. All library volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Students in grades 7-12 can apply to volunteer. Volunteers in grades 7 and 8 must be residents of the City of Falls Church. Anyone wishing to volunteer should fill out the online volunteer application form. This form must be completed and volunteers must attend training before beginning service.
Programming volunteers help with program preparation, presentation, and crowd control for Saturday morning, Early Release Wednesday, and special programming. Volunteer shifts are based on the program being presented but are generally 90 minutes.
Shelf monitors are assigned a section of the library collection for shelving and shelf reading. Volunteer shifts are flexible based on the volunteer's availability. **Please note that all Shelf Monitor positions are currently full. Applications for Shelf Monitor positions will be placed on a waitlist and contacted as spaces open.**
Teen Advisory Board
The Teen Advisory Board meets monthly during the school year to give teens a voice in the library. Activities may include reviewing new books for the collection, decorating the library's teen space, suggesting the programming you'd like to see at the library, and more!
Teen Art Club
Art volunteers will meet once a month to create art displays for the library's children's desk. These may be individual art pieces based around a theme or larger displays for Summer Reading or other programming. Art supplies will be provided.
If you have questions about our Teen Volunteers, please contact Laura Miller, Young Adult Librarian by calling 703-248-5034 (TTY 711) or by email.