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Our Purpose:

The principal purpose of the Friends of the Library is to raise added funds for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library so that:

Proceeds from our Spring and Fall Book Sales benefit the Library’s programs and special projects

Most of the books are donated by members of our communities.

Click here to learn how you can help by donating gently-used or new books.


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Thanks to all our fantastic volunteers and our wonderful Book Sale stalwart, Bill, and our new Book Sale Manager, Peter, and Assistant, Zac. All your hard work made our Spring 2016 Book Sale a fantastic success! We made over $96,000 with over 5,200 individuals visiting the sale, our most ever! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Proceeds from both the Spring and Fall book sales benefit programs and services of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.



imageJump Start Your Holiday Shopping at our Fall Book Sale, with a wide selection of Great Books at Great Prices for a Great Cause

Fabulous books, recordings, games and puzzles, and ephemera of all types will be available at our annual Fall Book Sale 2016, on November 5 through 13.

Members only pre-sale: Friday, November 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm ($50 limit)

No scanners or other electronic devices will be permitted during the first three hours of the first day of the book sale.

There is no Educator’s Day as part of the fall book sale.

All members up to date on their membership dues as of November 4 can purchase up to $50 worth of materials before the first day of the sale. To become a member, see: http://jmrlfriends.org/join. Items from the Valuable and Attractive list will not be available at this time. Scanners and other electronic devices will not be permitted at this special event.

Want to join the fun? Volunteer to help at the 2016 Fall Book sale by clicking here

List of Valuable and Attractive Books


The Friends now manage the Books Behind Bars program. Volunteers find and ship books to Virginia inmates at no cost to the inmates. Expenses are paid through private benefactors and Red Light Management. Financial and book donations to this effort can be sent to the Friends. Click here to make a financial contribution online.

Be sure to put Books Behind Bars in the Designation box, so we know what your donation is intended to support.