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.

Friends of JMRL Selected for Award from Virginia Library Association

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is pleased to announce that the Friends of JMRL have been selected to receive the 2023 Friends of the Library Award from the Virginia Library Association (VLA). The award is presented to a Friends of the Library group in recognition of distinguished service to libraries in Virginia.
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The Friends of JMRL Fall Sale set another record, garnering $150,083 for our regional library system.

Many thanks to the Book Sale staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success. Thank you, also, to our reading public for their faithful support.

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Sale the first week in April!

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.