Educational Institutions

The Library of Virginia Foundation

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.lva.virginia.gov/involved/default.asp

Mission Statement

The Library of Virginia Foundation is dedicated to promoting cultural and historical literacy throughout the Commonwealth. The Foundation reaches out to both adults and children in bringing to life Virginia's culture and history through enjoyable and interactive reading, writing, and arts programs, exhibitions and publications

Main Programs

  1. Archiving Virginia's History and Culture: Past, Present and Future
  2. Exhibitions
  3. Conservation & Preservation
  4. Virginia Literary Festival
  5. Educational Programs
Service Areas

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Virginia

The Library of Virginia, while located near Capitol Square in Richmond, serves patrons and audiences throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, receives visitors from across the country and around the world, and serves a global audience with our online digital archives.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer since 2014

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Amy Bridge

Keywords

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LOV, LVA, Archive, State Library, Library

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EIN

54-1298764

 Number

1324903754

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Library preserves and protects a collection of more than 2 million books and over 110 million documents, maps and artifacts relating to Virginia and our shared history.The Library serves over 200,000 patrons annually in our Broad Street home and millions more through our extensive online catalog.Last year the Library of Virginia Foundation contributed well over $400,000 to the Library of Virginia, helping to acquire and preserve rare documents in the collection, fund inspiring exhibitions and support educational programs that help to inspire a love of learning in the citizens of Virginia.Educational programs such as Virginia Women in History and Strong Men and Women in Virginia History reached into every school in Virginia, and toured Libraries throughout the Commonwealth.Each summer, well over 200,000 children and teens throughout Virginia participate in Summer Reading Programs in their local libraries. These programs, coordinated by the Library of Virginia, give these students a fun way to maintain and grow their reading skills over the summer, giving them an edge when they go back to school.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Archiving Virginia's History and Culture: Past, Present and Future

The Library of Virginia Foundation provides needed resources to fund acquisition of new titles for the Library's collection. This includes not only titles newly published, but also rare books, maps and documents that trace the 400+ year history of our Commonwealth. Materials are selected to expand our resources in areas such as Virginia history and culture, southern history, and genealogy, and to complement our archival, manuscript, and special collections. We acquire scholarly works that place Virginia within the context of the wider world, and collect a variety of publications that showcase the commonwealth's literary and cultural life, both historically and in the present. Some items circulate outside the Library building and may be borrowed with a Library of Virginia borrower's card or via interlibrary loan.

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Exhibitions

The Library of Virginia's Exhibitions program is an access point to Virginia history and culture for tens of thousands of visitors each year. Each exhibition is designed to highlight a particular aspect of our shared culture. They provide an engaging and educational format, not only to showcase items we hold in trust for the people of Virginia, but also to encourage visitors to use our collection to answer questions of their own. The program supports the Library's mission to preserve Virginia's rich legacy by making the collections accessible to the public through the exploration of topics related to Virginia culture and history. Based on the Library's unparalleled resources, exhibitions enhances the Library's educational mission by offering new insights into Virginia history to a broad audience and to the commonwealth's K-12 students.

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Conservation & Preservation

Each year, thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Library of Virginia Foundation is able to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to stabilize, conserve and protect delicate artifacts from the Library's collection. The Library is fortunate to have an in house paper conservation lab and relationships with top conservation labs around the country, allowing us access to top quality restoration experts. Our conservation staff works with the most up to date techniques and materials to ensure that our collection is safe and accessible to the general public. Each year hundreds of rare and unique maps, documents and artifacts are stabilized, pieces that would otherwise be unavailable to the general public.

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Virginia Literary Festival

Created in partnership with James River Writers, the Virginia Literary Festival is a week of events celebrating the best of Virginia authors and literature. Beginning with the James River Writers Festival and culminating in the Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration, the week features book talks, lectures, workshops, and other events designed not only to highlight the best and brightest of Virginia's literary talent, but also to engage and inspire readers and writers of all ages to seek out new creative avenues. Our mission is to show that Virginia has some of the best literary talent on the planet, and to encourage everyone to follow their passions, whether they be picking up the pen or just curling up with a good book.

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Educational Programs

The Library's educational programs inspire students of all ages to learn more about where they came from. It is our goal to remind everyone that the are making history everyday. Some signature programs include (but are by no means limited to): - Virginia Women in History & Strong Men and Women in Virginia History, poster programs showcasing Virginia women and African Americans who have changed the course of Virginia history over the last 400+ years. These programs reach into every K-12 school in Virginia and travel to libraries throughout the Commonwealth. - The Anne and Ryland Brown Teaching Fellowship and Teacher Training Conference, designed to give Virginia's teachers new tools to inspire the next generation of Virginians to learn more about their history and culture. - Virginia Author Book Talk series, an opportunity for book lovers of all ages to hear from some of Virginia's best and brightest authors. - Summer Reading Program, working with local libraries throughout the Commonwealth to keep children and teens reading during the summer, improving their chances of starting school ready to learn.

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Service Areas

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Virginia

The Library of Virginia, while located near Capitol Square in Richmond, serves patrons and audiences throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, receives visitors from across the country and around the world, and serves a global audience with our online digital archives.

Funding Needs

The Library of Virginia Foundation raises needed funds to support the collection and programs of the Library of Virginia. The Library Foundation's priorities are to strengthen the Library's collection, fund the conservation and restoration of Virginia's treasures, fund inspiring exhibitions and support educational programs such as Virginia Women in History, Stong Men and Women in Virginia History and the Virginia Literary Festival. Gifts to the Library of Virginia Foundation can be restricted to meet a specific need, or put toward the area of greatest needIn addition to cash gifts, each year the Library of Virginia Foundation receives hundreds of gifts-in-kind. Many of our greatest treasures are the result of gifts from generous donors. Donated books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, portraits, family and business records make up a vital part of our collection. Donating your family or business papers to the Library is a wonderful way to ensure that they will be protected and preserved for future generations to study. Should you have materials you think might be appropriate for the Library's collections, please contact us. Some gifts may qualify as tax deductible donations.The Library of Virginia's docent program is seeking volunteers! Our dedicated crew of docents give guided tours of our exhibitions, assist with our Virginia Author Talks and other lectures, and help us at educational events such as our Virginia Women in History, Strong Men and Women in Virginia History and the Virginia Literary Festival.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

ConnectRichmond

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Association of Museums

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Financials

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LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Library of Virginia Foundation

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Principal Officer

Amy Bridge

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Steve Rogers

Community Volunteer

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

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