Events and Programs

Friends Book Sale

Friends host booksales at each of the branch libraries. Books come from donations from the public, and volumes removed from the collections for a variety of reasons. Sales are ongoing, but special booksale events are also held. See photos from our sale at Meadowbrook. Books can be dropped off at any library. Read our guidelines for book donations below.

Coffee at the Library

The Friends sponsors a coffee cart at the Blacksburg Library as a service to library patrons.The special coffeemaker lets you choose the coffee type (we also have some teas available) and then makes each cup fresh. Cost is 1$, payable to the front desk. Take your coffee on the road in one of our Friends travel mugs while you support the library($10 for a high quality mug).

Guidelines for Book Donations

Donated items that are not added to the Library Collection are sold in the Friends of the Library Book Sale, according to our guidelines. Please bring donations to the service desk rather than leaving them outside or putting them in the book drop.

Books that sell best are newer books in good condition.

We can no longer accept the following donations:

  • textbooks or scholarly journals
  • computer books more than 3 years old
  • travel books or atlases more than 3 years old
  • encyclopedias
  • damaged or musty smelling books
  • condensed books such as Readers Digest Select Editions

Thank you for your generosity in donating materials to the Friends of the Library!