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.

FALL 2021 BOOK SALE:  October 2-10
300 Albemarle Square Shopping Center (old Northside Library location)
10am-7pm each day

There will be no Member's Preview Sale before this Fall Sale. more info

  • Masks Required for Everyone 5 and Older
  • Social Distancing
  • Occupancy Limits

DONATING BOOKS: No Donations September 17-October 18 as we get ready for the Book Sale.

After the Book Sale book donations will be accepted at the Gordon Avenue branch, lower level lobby entrance during Gordon Avenue branch operating hours. Other JMRL libraries' hours may differ from Gordon Avenue.  See for branch locations and hours.

[For more book donation info see Donating Books ]

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.