The Friends of the Library

Become a Member

Join the Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library!

Benefits include:

  • A keychain library card
  • Free admission to the preview parties for the booksales
  • Invitations to Friends-related soirees and openings
  • The annual newsletter, "Friends in Profile"
  • Knowing first about great library programs!

Membership Levels:

Basic - $5.00
Family - $10.00
Tobin Society - $25.00
Wallace Society - $50.00

Join Now!:

Email us to receive your membership application today or call us at (540) 372-1144, x258.

You can also join at your branch or at any of our book sale preview parties.


Central Chapter
Larry Towne, President
Margaret Smith, Vice President
Nelda Mohr, Treasurer

Fredericksburg Chapter
Rose Devaney, Treasurer

Spotsylvania Chapter
Anne Dickinson, Treasurer

Stafford Chapter
Nelda Mohr, Treasurer

Westmoreland Chapter
Alberta Parkinson*, Treasurer

*Founding Member

Friends of the Library Newsletter

Friends in Profile, the annual newsletter of the Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, contains feature articles about the many ways the Friends support development of one of the nation's best public library systems. In addition to regional chapter reports and membership lists, the newsletter suggests ways to give to the library, posts upcoming book sale dates, and provides membership renewal and participation forms.  Current and past issues are archived here.

Read the Friends of the Library 2013 Newsletter.

Friends of the Library Raffle Winner!

The winner of the Friends of the Library timeshare raffle is Phyllis Whitley of Fredericksburg!  The winner was randomly selected from all the entries at the first Music on the Steps concert last Monday. Congratulations, Phyllis!

Friends' Annual Reports

Annual meeting minutes and treasurer's reports are archived here.
2011 Annual Meeting Minutes

Annual Treasurer's Report

Upcoming Book Sales

Headquarters Book Sales

All book sales take place during normal library hours.

Beach Reads Atrium Book Sale: July 11-16, 2014

Need books for the beach? Hit this wonderful sale BEFORE you hit the beach! Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy books and so much more! New and gently used. Open during regular library hours. Come early for best selection. Open during regular library hours, Friday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 16.

Year-Round Book Sale

The Friends' Book Nook, located in the library lobby, offers year-round shopping and is the place to browse daily for new and gently used books at bargain prices.  

Salem Church Book Sales

Overstock book sale begins the third Friday of each month with bargains galore and something for everyone. Come early for the best selection.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are 1/2 price days. Thursdays are $1 per bag (plastic grocery bag size).

Lobby Book Sale Dates:

Friday, June 20 - Thursday, June 26
Friday, July 18 - Thursday, July 24
Friday, August 15 - Thursday, August 21
Friday, September 19 - Thursday, September 25
Friday, October 17 - Thursday, October 23
Friday, November 21 - Thursday, November 30 (closed November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving) 
No sale in December
England Run Book Sales

Great books for all ages are available in our Friends Book Shop all year round! The Book Shop consists of four bookcases of the newest donations, located by the self-checkout and adult computers.

In addition, join us each month for our lobby book sales. 
Each sale runs through the following Monday. 
Saturday is 1/2 price day. Sunday and Monday are $1-a-bag days.

Lobby Book Sale Dates:

Thursday, June 26 - Monday, June 30
Thursday, July 24 - Monday, July 28
Thursday, August 28 - Monday, September 1
Thursday, September 25 - Monday, September 29
Thursday, October 23 - Monday, October 27
Thursday, November 20 - Monday, November 24
December: Poinsettia sale, orders taken in advance (no book sale)
Porter Book Sales

A selection of books and other items are for sale daily in the Friends and Books Store near the lobby.

Join us once a month for our larger book sales in the lobby.
Book sale begins at 9 am on the 1st Friday of each month. Monday is 1/2 price day. Tuesday and Wednesday are $1-a-bag days.

Lobby Book Sale Dates:

No sale in July 
Friday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 6
Friday, September 5 - Wednesday, September 10
Friday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 8
Friday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 12
Friday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 10


Lobby Book Sale: All day, every day!
Stop by the Friends of the Library book sale in our lobby for some great bargains on books, magazines, and videos for kids and adults. New, old, and gently used titles are available.