Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Our Purpose

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

  • children and adults at all branches may enjoy programs to enrich their learning
  • the various collections of the library system may be enhanced
  • library branches may receive donations and funding assistance in emergencies

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

NEW PROJECT: Support the Nelson Memorial Library Expansion.

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

Spring Book Sale 2019: Sat. Mar 30 – Sun. Apr 7


Thanks to all of our fantastic volunteers, donors, and shoppers! The Fall Book Sale was a huge success!

Many thanks to all our volunteers. And let's not forget the thousands of you who bought books, DVDs, maps, games, puzzles, etc.!

See you in the Spring! It will soon be here! The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale! From March 30 through April 7.

A sale of thousands and thousands of books, music, movies, puzzles and games will take place from 10am-7pm at the Gordon Ave. Library in Charlottesville. All genres and categories represented, and the shelves are restocked throughout the sale.

Great Books, at Great Prices, for a Great Cause


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