The Prince William Public Library System Foundation serves as a catalyst to develop innovative library services, to serve as a conduit to acquire grants to provide programs and services, and to raise funds through community interaction, all which support programs otherwise unavailable to the library system.

Joyce Phillips Memorial Fund

Honoring A Woman Who Loved Libraries

On May 24, 2017,  Independent Hill Neighborhood Library was named the Joyce Phillips Pavilion during the library’s 30th anniversary celebration. 

The current donation of $2090 has been dedicated for the purchase of new materials for the “$1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” annual reading program.  Joyce Phillips was a Prince William County teacher who dedicated her life to education and the public library system. Joyce served as the Chair of the Library Trustees and President of the Prince William Library Foundation.                


The GPW Little Free Library Project

Advancing Early Childhood Reading and Adult Literacy in our Community!

What is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!  Please visit the online map at  to register your GPW Little Free Library in Prince William, Manassas City and Manassas Park.  Thank you to our community partner Write By The Rails for participating on this project.


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1000 Books Before Kindergarten


The Library Foundation fully funded this essential Pre-K reading program making it available at ALL library locations. 

Reading begins at birth and this program helps to better prepare children for kindergarten.

Sign up today at any Prince William Public Library