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.

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Friends of JMRL
Saturday, May 2 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
In Lee Park and the Central Branch Library of JMRL
on Market Street, Charlottesville.


The Friends of Jefferson Madison Regional Library (JMRL) is hosting its 50th anniversary celebration.

This is a family-friendly event with activities for kids, teens and adults.

Uncle Henry’s Band and students from the Music Resource Center will provide entertain and Peter Jones of “Tell Us a Tale” will tell stories.

Some local notables will also be there to read their favorite children’s stories, as well as a face painter and a person making balloon animals.
There will be a number of organizations concerned with reading and literacy represented.

The Pie Guy and Mouth Wide Open food trucks as well as the ice cream lady will be on hand for the hungry.

We will hold a special auction of books of local interest which did not appear in our Spring book sale. The auction will be on the first floor of the Central Branch of JMRL from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the afternoon. Click here for a list of these books

Want to help us make it a great celebration? Sign-up at: Encourage your friends, neighbors, and fellow book enthusiasts to help!

Thanks to all our fantastic volunteers and our wonderful Book Sale stalwarts, Bill and Andrew.
All your hard work made our Spring 2015 Book Sale a record-setting success!
We made over $95,000! All this from 5,185 individual sales versus 5,045 at the 2014 Spring Sale.
Thank you!