Dear Friends,

Happy Spring everyone! I am looking forward to seeing you at the sale this week. This is our first BIG sale of 2024. We have had some awesome recent donations that you will not want to miss. You don't need the luck of the leprechaun to bag some bargains; you just need a great library book sale!

Be sure to save the date for our extra special Annual Meeting on Monday, April 15, 6:30 at the Friends Center & Bookshop with author Debra Freeman.

Debra Freeman is a food writer who focuses on African American culinary history. Debra will talk about the Virginia origins of three well-known foods: mac & cheese, BBQ, and fried chicken.

Thanks to all who have contributed to the ongoing "Topside Cares" campaign!


Candace Schmidt, Friends President

Your Donations Doubled, for Free!

There are still a few weeks left in the Topside Cares fundraising campaign. Topside Federal Credit Union is matching all donations made to the Friends through the end of March, up to a maximum of $2,500. That means the Friends could potentially raise $5,000 to support library programs, such as Music on the Steps, Library Speakers Consortium Author Talks, the Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contest, and the Johnny P. Johnson Teen Art Show (visit the show at Fredericksburg Branch through April 27!)

Spectacular Spring Sale

Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop, 125 Olde Greenwich Dr. Suite 150 Fredericksburg, 22408

  • Friday, March 15, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 10am-6pm (half-price day)
  • Monday, March 18, 10am-6pm (half-price day)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 10am-6pm ($3/bag in warehouse, half-price day in bookshop)
  • Wednesday, March 20, 10am-2pm -- Last chance to shop in the warehouse ($3/bag)

See below for even more reasons

to come to the Spectacular Spring Sale!

Donated computer CPUs will be on sale. These computer CPUs don't come with monitors, keyboards, mice, or any operating system or software. They're great for makers, hobbyists, tinkerers, or spare parts. At only $10 or $20 each, they're going to go fast!


We're also offering donated furniture; prices vary and will be clearly marked. Purchased furniture must be picked up no later than Wednesday, March 20.

Special Coupon, Just for Friends!

On March 15, the first day of the sale, show this email to receive 25% OFF on your entire

purchase at the Friends Center & Bookshop.

After March 15, receive 20% off.

Expires 4/12/24. One coupon per customer.

Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in joining the Friends.

The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408