About Friends of the Library

The five local jurisdictions that support the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system cover the basic services and programs for library patrons. A major purpose of the Friends of the Library is to generate additional funding for such things as:
  • Summer reading programs for children and young adults, including rewards and small “achievement” prizes.
  • Funding for enhancement of the various collections of the library system (books, audio-visual materials, etc.). .
  • Additional funding for each library’s individual needs and support of local book review programs..
  • Providing major grants when new branches are opened (e.g., Crozet, Greene).
  • Provided a major grant for the acquisition of a new Bookmobile in 2017.
  • Annual financial support to the Virginia Festival of the Book..
  • Funding of the two-hour free parking for patrons of Central Library who use the Market Street garage..
  • Providing the funding for the monthly book review/newsletter Book Page.

Directors and Officers

Elizabeth (Libby) S. Carpenter
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2019
Nancy Damon
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2019
Melissa Dickens
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2018
Fran Feigert
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2018.
Anne Hemenway
Board Position/Term: Vice-President, Term on the board expires June 2019
Sharon Heyka
Board Position/Term: Director. Term on the board expires June 2018.
Ted Magilley
Board Position/Term: Director. Term on the board expires June 2018.
Peter McIntosh
Board Position/Term: Treasurer. no term limit
Liza Millet
Board Position/Term: Corresponding Secretary.  Term on the board expires June 2018.
Tim F. Jost Tolson
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2019
Anthony Townsend
Board Position/Term: President.  Term on the board expires June 2019
Karyn Trumball
Board Position/Term: Recording Secretary.  Term on the board expires June 2019
Thomas Allan Whitlock
Board Position/Term: Director.  Term on the board expires June 2018.

Regional Library Director

John HallidayJohn Halliday
Board Position/Term: Regional Library Director. Ex officio member of the Friends’ Board

Staff

Zac W. TolsonZac W. Tolson
Board Position/Term: Assistant Book Sale Manager
Peter MannoPeter Manno
Board Position/Term: Book Sale Manager