Join the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that supports library projects and programs.

What Friends do

  • Fundraising - primarily through used book sales and donations
  • Volunteer - help sort book donations, run sales or assist with special events
  • Ambassadors - spread the word about library resources and programs

Thanks to the Friends' support, the libraries have added new furniture, special book collections, cafes, and more. Friends also sponsor special presenters, such as author talks and Summer Learning Challenge performers.

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How it works

The Friends of the Library, Inc. has four chapters associated with our four full-service locations. Each Friends chapter elects its own officers, which typically include a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. Learn more about the Buchanan and Fincastle groups by visiting their Facebook pages. 

Members vary in their level of contribution. Some volunteer every week and attend monthly meetings, while others participate occasionally with special projects or events. Other members simply pay dues without further involvement. You decide how involved you want to be!

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Anyone who wants to support our libraries can be a member! Not sure yet? Drop by a meeting to see what it's all about or contact the library to be connected with a Friends of the Library member.
Submit this form to join a Friends of the Library chapter(s)

Used Book Sales

The Friends accept donations of gently used books, DVDs and CDs. All proceeds directly benefit library projects and programming. Check the library events calendar for upcoming sales.

kroger community rewards Opens in new windowIf you're interested in contributing to The Botetourt County Friends of the Library, please consider registering your Kroger shopping card with the organization number NW304. You may also find us by searching the name Botetourt County. Once you register, it takes 10 business days for purchases to start counting towards our earnings.

or register for a Kroger card here.