Friends of the Library

The Gloucester County Friends of the Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization established in 1983 to supplement library resources. A $5 membership supports library services and programs and provides funds for books and other materials. While the Friends accept donations of new and used books, monetary contributions and memorials are welcomed as well! Join the Friends today! New faces, new ideas, and new volunteers!


  • President of the Friends
    Henry “Hurricane” Thompson
  • Vice President
    William Dean
  • Treasurer
    Chris Thomas
  • Secretary
    Barbara Thein

View our membership form (PDF).

Monetary Donations

The Gloucester County Friends of the Library are grateful for monetary donations. These donations provide funding for the many wonderful programs, events and activities that library staff plan and implement. Be a part of the great work going on at the library! Thanks for your support!

Please make checks payable to:

The Gloucester County Friends of the Library
P. O. Box 1392
Gloucester, VA 23061

Monetary donations may also be given to staff at any library location.

Material Donations

The Friends of the Library are grateful for the generous material donations.  Effective July 1, 2021, material donations will be limited to two bankers boxes or three grocery bags.  Please view the guidelines (PDF) for other specifics about making donations.

Book Store

Spend time browsing the shelves in the Friends’ Book Store at the Main Library. There is quite an assortment: 

  • Children’s Materials
  • Cookbooks
  • Crafts
  • History
  • Novels and Much, Much More on Sale

Some items are brand new! Visit often for the numerous sales, special items and other surprises! The Book Store is open during regular library hours.

Red Dot Sale

The first Tuesday of each month is Red Dot Sale day! Each month a different type of book is selected for the special sale! Come in and see the selections. Take home lots of treasures!

Gift Certificates

Purchase gift certificates from the Friends of the Library Book Store! These certificates make great gifts or use them at the Friends’ annual book sales for books, AV materials, totes and t-shirts. Ask any library staff member for information or to purchase a gift certificate.

(Please note: Gift certificates cannot be used for library services, such as fines, copies, faxes or payment of lost or damaged materials.)