The purpose of this organization is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on the library; to provide educational programs, promote reading groups and author events; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library; and to support and cooperate with the library in developing children’s services without infringing upon the rights and duties of the librarian or the Library Board.



  • Friends of the Library Third Thursday Bookclub
  • Distribution of Books-By-Mail catalogs
  • Special events
  • Support of the Children's Summer Reading Program



  • Used Bookstore/Book Sale Corner
  • Pansy Sales
  • Giving Tree
  • Author events/special events
  • Culpeper Tells Storytelling Festival



To support and become a member of the Friends of the Culpeper County Library, please click here to fill out our online form or pick up a membership application at the circulation desk. 

Membership Types:  Individual - $10.00
                                 Family - $15.00
                                 Institutional - $30.00
                                 Benefactor - $50.00

Dues and donations are tax deductible.




Located within the Library, our Used Bookstore offers books for all ages and interests.

                    Pricing:  New Books are priced individually.
                                  Hardback/Trade Paperbacks - $0.50
                                  Mass Market Paperbacks - $0.25
                                  Magazines - $0.10 or free (Check front of basket)

                    Hours:  Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm
                                 Friday:  11:00am - 1:00pm
                                 Saturday:  11:00am - 2:00pm

Volunteer at the bookstore.  See Kathy Clevenger for information.


Gifts and Unsolicited Materials

The Friends of the Culpeper County Library accepts gifts of books and other materials with the understanding that these materials will be added to the library collection only when needed.  The same principles of selection which are applied to purchases are applied to gifts.  The donor of any gift gives the Friends and the Library the right to add them to the collection, to list/sell the items on second party sites,  or dispose of them if they are not acceptable as library items.  Any items that are not acceptable as library items will be considered for the Friends of the Culpeper County Library, Inc. book sale.  Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Culpeper County Library, Inc. to be used for the benefit of the Library.

It is the policy of the Library not to accept special collections of books or materials to be kept together as a separate physical entity, excluding the Local History and Genealogy Collection.

No staff member places a monetary value on gifts of books or other materials.  The staff member may give a receipt indicating only the number of items received.  (Forms CCL 1-1) The Library will not return any donations. 

Please only donate items that are odor-free and mold-free.


Giving Tree    



Do you love your library?


To show your appreciation and to make a permanent acknowledgement of your support for your library, the Friends of Culpeper County Library encourage you to sponsor a leaf on the Giving Tree. This beautiful "tree" showcases individual brass leaves which can be engraved with the names of the donors or honored loved ones. The Giving Tree lives on a wall of the library's main meeting room where hundreds of people gather throughout the year.

We invite you to purchase a leaf in your own name or a friend's name. Engraving a leaf is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a special individual or to recognize the efforts of an outstanding group or business. A leaf also makes a perfect gift for a birthday, an anniversary, or to say "Thank You" to someone you cherish.

Each inscribed leaf is $100.00, and the entire cost is tax-dedeuctible.

Applications are available at the circulation desk of the library.              


Friends' Third Thursday Book Club

Read and discuss a special book every month on the third Thursday.  Join us at 10 am or 4 pm, whichever suits your schedule.  Visit our page for list of titles and dates.      


Special Events

The Friends often sponsor author events and special programs like our Spring and Fall Pansy Sale.  The Friends also sponsor the Children's Summer Reading Program.  Check our web calendar, newsletter, or visit the library to learn about upcoming events.