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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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Fabulous books, recordings, games and puzzles, and ephemera of all types will be available at the 52nd Spring book sale, Saturday April 1 to Sunday April 9, 2017, from 10am to 7pm. As in past years, the public is invited to come enjoy Great Books at Great Prices for a Great Cause.

Members only pre-sale: Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5 to 7pm

All members who have paid their membership dues before Friday, March 31, can purchase up to $50 worth of materials before the first day of the sale. To become a member, see: http://jmrlfriends.org/join

No electronic devices permitted on Member Preview Night (Friday, March 31) and on Saturday April 1 from 10am to 1pm

Half-price days: Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9

Educators and Bargain Bag Day: Monday, April 10, 10am to 7pm

Educators and social service representatives can select up to ten grocery bags worth of materials at no charge.

The public at large is also invited to fill grocery bags for only $5. Bring your own bags!

Book donations will be accepted through March 23. Donations will resume being accepted April 15, after the Book Sale. Thank you.

And we hope you’ll also help us this Spring by volunteering at the book sale. Click here for details and sign-up

Click here for all the Spring Book Sale details.


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 Fall 2016 Book Sale a fantastic success! We made over $114,000 with over 4,400 individuals visiting the sale! 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.


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.