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.


As a prelude to Valentine's Day, please join us for a virtual "literary love trivia" on Zoom:

Thursday, February 10,  7:00 pm. Cost is $15 to participate.  You can sign up individually or as a member of a four-person team. This event is limited to 40 participants, and the registration deadline is February 8.

Prizes will be awarded, and all proceeds from the evening will help the Friends of JMRL support library programming and services.

Please click here to sign up.

The Fall Sale was a great success! It was wonderful to see old friends and make new ones, and to get back to doing what the Friends do! Thank you all!
SPRING 2022 BOOK SALE:  April 2-10
300 Albemarle Square Shopping Center
10am - 7pm each day

More details as to COVID precautions as the date nears.

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.