Naming Opportunities

Each Alexandria Library building offers naming opportunities. This is a rare opportunity to honor a friend or family member or to make a lasting contribution to the Alexandria Library and the community.

The Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library (5005 Duke Street)
Our central library offers several opportunity for donors to endow an area of the building. A brief descriptive list is given below.

Please review the floor plan of the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library to identify a location of interest. Opportunities are in blue. Named areas are in red.

 

  • Meeting Room  ($75,000)   Versatile area seating 150, with data outlets, ceiling mounted projector, and catering kitchen.
  • Story Room ($30,000) Lively space for stories and crafts.
  • Study Carrels ($1,000)Located throughout the Library, these booths are designed for individual study.

 

The following naming donors have our deepest appreciation 

Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Reference Area (1999)
William J. Birchler Periodical Room (2005)
Bernice Fedder Sanders Picture Book Area (2008)

 

The following carrel and bench donors or honorees have our deepest appreciation


Col. And Mrs. George H.C. Berger, Brookville-Seminary Valley Civic Association, Loretia and John Cornette, The Elberfelds, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Forstall, Lori Godwin, Allene Huizenga Goguen, Charles Goguen, Arlene and Mel Hewitt, Gretchen Hopkins, June S. Jordan, Vola Lawson, Alma G. McGroarty, Elizabeth J McKenty (plaque pending), Ruth A. McKenty, Arthur J. Mourot, Peter Muirhead, Anne S. Paul, Gary Post, Jane F. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Smith, Alice and Max Stoner, Marjorie Tallichet, Martha Slason Toulmin (plaque pending), Priestley Toulmin, Geneva M. Thomason, Time-Life Books, Willard and Lois Van Valkenburgh, Betty Rhoads Wright, and Frank Wright.

 

The Burke Branch Library (4701 Seminary Road)

  • Meeting Room ($30,000) Multipurpose area seating 90 with lectern. Each month, 400 people use the Burke Meeting Room.
  • Computer Room ($30,000)   Glass-enclosed area for public computer use, designed for up to 26 computers.
  • Study Carrels ($1,000)   Small tables designed for individual study with access to electrical outlets for laptop computers.


The Barrett Branch Library (717 Queen Street)

  • Study Carrels ($1,000)   Small tables designed for individual study with access to electrical outlets for laptop computers.


The Duncan Branch Library (2501 Commonwealth Avenue)

  • Meeting Room/Story Room ($20,000)   Multipurpose area seating 50. Each month, 400 people use the Duncan Meeting Room.