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
Alberta Parkinson, 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.

Friends of the Library Fall Booksale: October 18-22

This is the big sale! Scoop up new and gently used books, media and more at great prices! Preview Party for Friends Friday, October 17, 7-9pm! (You can join at the door.)
Monday - Half Price Day
Tuesday - $5.00 Box Day
Wednesday - $1.00 Box Day


Atrium Sale: February 13-19

(Closed Monday, February 16, for Presidents Day)

Big Spring Sale: April 18-22

Preview for Friends with wine and refreshments, Friday April 17, 7-9pm
April 20 - Half Price Day
April 21 - $5.00 Box Day
April 22 - $1.00 Box Day

Atrium Sale: July 10-15

Big Fall Sale: October 17-21

Preview for Friends with cider and popcorn, Friday October 16, 7-9pm
October 19 - Half Price Day
October 20 - $5.00 Box Day
October 21 - $1.00 Box Day

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, October 17 - Thursday, October 23
Friday, November 21 - Thursday, November 30 (closed November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving) 
No sale in December


Friday, January 16-Thursday, January 22
Friday, February 20-Thursday, February 26
Friday, March 20-Thursday, March 26
Friday, April 17-Thursday, April 23
Friday, May 15-Thursday, May 21
Friday, June 19-Thursday, June 25
Friday, July 17-Thursday, July 23
Friday, August 21-Thursday, August 27
Friday, September 18-Thursday, September 24
Friday, October 16-Thursday, October 22
Friday, November 20-Wednesday, November 25 (closed Thursday for Thanksgiving Day)
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, 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 9am on the 1st Friday of each month. Monday is 1/2 price day. Tuesday and Wednesday are $1-a-bag days. In between sales, shop the Porter Books & Friends shop for a great selection of new and gently used books.

Lobby Book Sale Dates:

Friday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 12
Friday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 10


Friday, January 2 - Wednesday, January 7
Friday, February 6 - Wednesday, February 11
Friday,  March 6 - Wednesday, March 11
Friday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 8
Friday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 6
Friday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 10
Friday, July 3 - Wednesday, July 8 
Friday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 12
Friday, September 4 - Wednesday, September 9
Friday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 7 
Friday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 11
Friday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 9


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.