Events & Books Sales

Picture Book Fundraiser!

We need your help to support the Friends’ Picture Book Fundraiser!

Picture books are books written for young children that rely heavily on pictures to tell the story but can include words as well.  Examples include The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, and Dr. Seuss books.

The Friends’ goal is to raise enough money to purchase at least 1,000 picture books for the library system.  These books will replace worn out books and add new titles to the library’s collection, including newer editions that expand the diversity and cultural sensitivity of the collection.

For every $20 raised, the Chesterfield County Public Library will be able to purchase and maintain one new picture book and get it into the hands of young readers and families in our community. Investing in picture books is an investment in early literacy, learning and achievement for children and families in our community.

Please help by giving what you can!  When giving, ask yourself, “What children’s picture books do you and your family love?”

There is also an option to dedicate one or more books to that special someone. The extra $6 donation covers the cost of materials and labor for printing and applying a book plate to the inside of a picture book. (You will be contacted after purchase asking for the exact wording you would like to use.)

Choose Picture Book Option


Click the Buy Now button above to choose the quantities you would like and to fill in payment information for your Picture Book Donation.

Alternatively, you can send a check to the address below.  Please specify “Picture Book Fundraiser” in the notes line.

Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library
P.O. Box 4842
Midlothian, VA  23112-4842
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Do you have a great family photo that portrays “reading and enjoying a picture book”?
Or do you want to be involved in a great community project?
If yes, please keep reading!

The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library invite community members–Moms, Dads, caregivers, every Chesterfield County adult who loves reading picture books– to submit photos that clearly represent the concept of “reading and enjoying a picture book”.

A picture book is a book written for children that heavily relies on pictures to help tell the story, but may also include words.

Select photos will be featured in the launch of the Friends’ upcoming Children’s Picture Book fundraiser and the 50th Anniversary for the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library! The goal of the campaign is to refresh or replenish 1,000 picture books for the Chesterfield libraries.

The Friends wish to represent the diversity of the Chesterfield community in this fundraiser campaign, and encourage individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, and configurations to submit photos.

The deadline for submitting photos is 10/24/20 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Photos can be submitted by emailing them to president@chesterfieldfriends.org or via the Friends’ Facebook messenger. Please click here to read more!

NOTE: Terms and Conditions

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Do you have books, dvds, and cds to donate to the Friends?

Please continue to store them as the library branches cannot accept them at this time. As soon as that is possible, the Friends will be most happy to receive your donations. If you have a large collection that needs to be removed immediately, please email us at: books2020@chesterfieldfriends.org. We may be able to help.
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Really Big Book Sale

The Friends third annual Really Big Book Sale will be held June 2021. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed.
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PPE Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who donated to the PPE for Library Staff Campaign. The campaign was very successful and the Library staff really appreciates the support.
The total amount raised was $4,341!
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Please stay safe.
For more information: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

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