Friends of the Library

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Members of the Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library (FOL) organization are people who believe a strong public library is essential to Roanoke Valley, contribute their support to achieve this goal, and work for a cause important to them and to their community. Each year the FOL sponsors the annual Summer Reading Program and more.

Join The Friends of the Library

Anyone who believes in the value of libraries can belong to Friends of the Library. 

Annual Dues 

Individual | $15
Family | $20

Application Form

To join, bring a completed copy of the Membership Form along with your payment to any RCPL location. You may also mail it to the Friends of the Library at:
Roanoke County Public Library
Attn: FOL
6303 Merriman Road
Roanoke, VA 24018

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Join the FOL

Your Roanoke County Friends of the Library is 30 this year!

Help the Friends of the Library with a membership drive. The Friends are looking for 30 new members throughout the month of September! Each new member will be entered to win a $30 Kroger gift card. All new members will receive a 15% off a single item Barnes and Noble coupon, too.

If you are a current member and refer a Friend, you'll be entered into a drawing for another $30 Kroger gift card. Your referral must put your name on their FOL application to be entered to win. And, did you know? The FOL are a part of Kroger's community rewards programs! When you shop, we earn money! 

Friends members gain early access to the book sales, discounted Mystery Night tickets, and help support your library.

Mystery Night

Summer camp has gone awry! Camp Director, Blaise Hikerman, has been found dead by the backdoor of the mess hall of Camp Catalogabook.

There are six suspects who all have a motive to see Blaise go up in smoke. Do you have what is takes to solve this mystery?

Tickets are $20 for FOL members and $25 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. 

Tickets must be purchased at the South County Library to make a reservation.

2023 Fall Book Sale

Book Sale Information

Mark your calendars! The next book sale starts October 7, 2023. If you're interested in volunteering, email them here for details. If you become a Friends member, you'll be able to access the sale early for our Friday Night preview. Join today by coming to see us or filling out the membership form above on this page.

A special preview night is on Fri., October 6 from 6-8pm. Attend the annual meeting, preview, and shop the sale. Join at the door or today!

Sale runs Sat., October 7 from 10am-5pm and Mon., October 9 - Thurs., October 12 from 10am-7pm.

FOL Donations - Kroger Community Rewards

Book Donations

The Friends accept gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records. Donations can be dropped off to any RCPL location.

Tax Deduction

The FOL organization is classified as a 501 (c) (3) in accordance with the U.S. Tax Code. Generally, your membership contribution in FOL is tax deductible, but there are exceptions when the full amount is not tax deductible such as when the contributor receives some type of benefit. Please refer to IRS Publication 526 to determine what part of your contribution may not be eligible. If you are still unsure, it is recommended that you contact a tax advisor or the IRS by telephone.


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