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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.


Thanks to all of our fantastic volunteers, donors, and shoppers! We made over $95,000 in the Spring Sale!

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Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping at our 12th 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 12th Fall Book Sale 2017, on Nov 4 – 12.

Members only pre-sale: Fri, Nov 3, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

  • All Friends of JMRL members who have paid their membership dues before November 3 can purchase up to $50 worth of materials before the first day of the sale.
  • To become a member, see: http://jmrlfriends.org/join.
  • Scanners and other electronic devices will NOT be permitted at this special event.
  • Items from the Valuable and Attractive list will NOT be available during the members-only pre-sale.


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.

Want to join the fun? Volunteer to help at the 2017 Fall Book sale by clicking here

List of Valuable and Attractive Books


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


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.