Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Our Purpose

Beginning Thursday, November 12

The Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are now accepting donations again.  more info
Mondays through Saturdays from 10-4 you may bring your books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, puzzles, games and ephemera to the Gordon Avenue branch, 1500 Gordon Avenue in Charlottesville. We will only be accepting donations at the Gordon Avenue branch. For safe handling during the pandemic, please bring your donations in boxes or bags.

We look forward to the day when we can open our doors again for our Spring and Fall Sales!

Pop-up Bag of Books Sale on December 6!

10am to 2pm at Gordon Avenue Library, at the lower level by the parking lot.

A chance to support the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the Friends of JMRL!
Drive-up curbside pickup of a sealed, pre-selected bag of 5 hardback and/or trade paperback books for $5/bag.

Credit/debit cards accepted (touchless) or cash (exact amount please) or checks.



Mystery, Popular Fiction, Literary Fiction, Classic Literature, Biographies and SciFi/Fantasy
Picture and board books for toddler to pre-school age children
Children's Christmas books
Books for young readers (aged 7-10)
Young adult

Rain or Shine!!

We will not have our usual Fall Sale in 2020.
We are exploring safe alternatives.
Hoping for a Spring sale in 2021!

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.

NEW PROJECT: Support the Nelson Memorial Library Expansion.

Most of the books are donated by members of our communities. 

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.