The Friends of the Staunton Library provides volunteer support and raises funds that enhance the programming, technology and collections of the Staunton Public Library. 

Become a Member

Membership is available at several levels. Membership forms are available at the circulation desks in the Library, or you can join online.

All memberships run January 1 through December 31. Fees are as follows:

  • $10/individual
  • $15/family
  • $25/corporation
  • You may also make a donation in any amount of your choice.

Membership Survey

Got an idea for creating a new program, or improving one that already exists? We want to hear about it! Use the link below to access our membership survey - it's a great chance to make sure your voice is being heard. Let us know how the Friends are doing, for you as a member and for the library.


Financial contributions are tax deductible and can be received by Library staff if clearly designated. Donations can also be mailed to:

Friends of the Staunton Library
1 Churchville Avenue
Staunton, Virginia 24401

Donated books in good condition are accepted at the first-floor circulation desk during Library hours and must meet donation guidelines to be accepted.

The Friends of the Staunton Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Meeting Room Chairs Project

The Friends are looking for sponsors to help fund a makeover for the 100 chairs utilized in the Board & Meeting Rooms. The cost is $60 per chair. If you’re interested in giving back to the community please complete the attached contribution form and return it, along with a check for your sponsorship to:

Friends of the Staunton Library
Attn: Meeting Room Chairs Project
1 Churchville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401

Book Sales

The Friends of the Staunton Library host large book sales twice annually on the second floor of the Library, and ongoing sales from book carts near the circulation desks.

Book sales are significant fund raisers for the Library, and donated materials and volunteer help are appreciated for the sales.

  • Upcoming Book Sale: Tuesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 21
  • Volunteer: To volunteer to help at a Book Sale, please call 540.332.3902.
  • Sale Preview: You may join the Friends of the Library to be admitted to the Members’ Preview for the best selection.
  • Weekend Specials: On Saturday, Book Sale shoppers can fill a bag with books for just $3 or $1 on Sunday afternoon. Teachers, students and non-profit organizations are eligible to get books free of charge from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Quarterly Newsletters

Board Meeting Minutes

Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Library meets each fall annually. The 2018 meeting will be on Tuesday, October 23. The meeting is open to the general public and members of the Friends are strongly encouraged to attend. Friends who are not able to attend can assign their vote on Friends' business matters by submitting the proxy form included in this newsletter.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 with a short business session, including Board elections, annual reports, and consideration of proposed amendment to the bylaws. This will be followed by our program speaker, Mr. David Simms, local author.

Mr. Simms is the author of a new novel, Fear the Reaper; a thriller set in Staunton at Western State Mental Hospital during the height of the American eugenics movement. He will be speaking about his novel and the research done to support it. He will bring some copies of his book for sale at a discounted price.

The Board meets the fourth Tuesday of every month (except in July and December) in the second floor Board Room at 7 p.m. You are welcome to sit in for any meeting. We hope you will consider joining us. If you think you would be interested in joining the Board, contact any of the Board members or you can email the Friends at

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