Past Events

The Friends Book Sale at the Central Branch Library was held April 18-20, 2024.

Thursday 4/18/24 9AM to 8PM;
Friday 4/19/24 9AM to 5PM;
Saturday 4/20/24 9AM to 3PM

Paperback and hardback fiction, history, children’s and young adult, cookbooks and more! $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks, $1 children’s; $ audiobooks, $2 DVDs, $1 CD; Note: Some may be less and/or specially marked.
Credit and Debit accepted! Please, no scanning.

Bon Air Antique Book Sale and CDs!  held February 23-24, 2024.

  • When? February 23, 12-5 pm; and Saturday February 24, 2024 9 am – 4 pm
  • Where? Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
  • How much? $1 per CD; 6 for $5. $2 per antique book. $2 music score.

Bon Air Friends hosted a Specialty Book Sale for Music Lovers and Book Collectors at Bon Air Library,

The 2023 Fall Fundraiser was held between Nov. 13 – Dec. 9, 2023 was a success!  Thanks to you, we raised more than $3,000 for literacy programs in Chesterfield County:

  • The Building Readers program.
  • Adult literacy initiatives in partnership with The READ Center.
  • Updating and expanding library collection and programs that support all types of literacy including children’s collections and STEM programming.

FRIENDS ANNUAL MEETING – Friday october 20, 2023

The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library held their annual meeting, featuring Meg Medina, author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Click here to see the 2023 Program Agenda.

Mary Beth Cox was elected Friends President. Click here to learn more about her:  Mary Beth Cox Bio

History Book Sale at North Courthouse Road Library! Held September 14-16, 2023.

Friends Reception with Author Rabia Chaudry!

Registration is open for an evening with Rabia Chaudry on Friday, June 23, 2023 from the Chesterfield County Public Library! It will be held at the Perkinson Center. Ms. Chaudry will be discussing her new book ‘Fatty Fatty Boom Boom.”
Friends members are invited to a reception PRIOR to her talk, from 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Please follow the instructions for the SEPARATE registration links: One for the event, and one for the reception.
Here is the link on the Chesterfield County Public Library’s event page:


Spring brings several friends sales!  

Central Friends Book Sale is April 20-22, 2023.
Meadowdale DVD Sale is May 6, 2023.



2nd annual golf tournament and casino night

Time to Sponsor…and Time to Register for the 2nd Annual Friends Golf Tournament on April 27, 2023.

In celebration of National Library Week (April 23-29) the 2nd Annual Friends Golf Tournament will be held at the Magnolia Green Golf Course on Thursday, April 27. This fundraiser will support 2024 Literacy and Learning Programs at CCPL. We are excited about this event and we hope that you all come out to enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, games, prizes, raffles and casino night!

Advance tickets are strongly recommended

Click the link below to learn more!

bon air specialty book and music sale! 

Held February 24 & 25, 2023

Bon Air Friends hosted a Specialty Book Sale for Music Lovers and Book Collectors at Bon Air Library, situated in the historic village of Bon Air at 1903 Rattlesnake Rd. The dates at Bon Air Library were for Friday, February 24th (noon to 5 PM) and Saturday, February 25th (9 AM to 4 PM).

Special Book Sale Dec. 16-17, 2022 at La Prade library:  Autographed Books!

On Friday Dec. 16 and Saturday Dec. 17, the Friends hosted a special sale of autographed fiction books, many by well-known authors, at La Prade library.  There were hundreds of books available for only $10 each.  We hope to see you there!














Giving Tuesday was Nov. 29, 2022.  All donations from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, 2022, will help support the bestseller fund for Chesterfield County Public Library!   Click the link below to donate.

Flyer:  Giving Tuesday FINAL 2022 8.5 x 11

The 2022 Friends Annual Meeting was held September 30, 2022 at the Central Library.  We celebrated more than 50 years of the Friends supporting the Chesterfield County Public Library!  There was a catered reception.  Chris Semtner, artist, author and curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, was the featured speaker.  Please see the accompanying flyer for details. Click here to see meeting highlights; photo credit Ricky Gibson, CCPL photographer:  FCCPL annual meeting photo highlights

The Friends of Ettrick-Matoaca hosted a Golf tournament fundraiser on August 27, 2022, in Petersburg, VA.   It was a fun-filled, exciting day!  See the flyer below.  Proceeds will support programs for the Ettrick-Matoaca and Meadowdale libraries.







The 2022 Really Big Book Sale was held June 9-12 , 2022!







Central Friends Branch held a book sale!
April 14 – 16, 2022
Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield, VA 23832.The hours are
Thursday, April 14, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday, April 15, 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 3 pm

Bon Air Friends sponsored a book sale at Central Library. Books from, and about, the 1800s to the early 1900s were featured. Details:

Antique and History Book Sale
Central Library
Friday 1/21/22 – 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 1/22/22 – 9 AM – 3 PM

Thank you for Giving the Gift of Learning Through Art                        

FCCPL  launched an end-of-the-year 2021 campaign to fundraise for a new collection of library materials to support the arts.

We continue to build on that campaign; donate today to foster creativity, learning and to build the community’s knowledge of the arts. Your donation will help build a new collection of books and library materials for artists of all ages. A donation of $30 will purchase approximately one art book or item.

Traditional categories of art include painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture design, mosaics, music composition, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, interior design, textiles and much more! This collection will inspire community members to explore and learn about these media.

Why art?

  • Art brings joy
  • Art illuminates and reflects the culture
  • Art strengthens community bonds
  • Art helps us see the world from different perspectives
  • Art can have a positive impact on mental health
  • Art helps us to communicate with other people
  • Art brings people together and embraces diversity
  • Art allows people to uniquely express themselves

Give the Gift of Art! Donate today to inspire creativity for yourself and others.

2020 -2021 Picture Book Fundraiser!

The flagship project for the Friends’ 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021 was to raise $20,000 to donate 1,000 picture books to Chesterfield County Public Library.  We exceeded our goal, thanks to the generosity of the community, and raised $25,000! 

Contributors included Wegmans, Virginia Credit Union, Midlothian Junior Women’s Club, Publix, Towne Bank, all members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, and nearly 200 individual donors.  Our sincerest appreciation to you all!  CCPL will be placing these picture books throughout all ten branches for families to enjoy for years to come.

October 17-23, 2021 was national friends of libraries week!

It’s so great to have a week dedicated to recognizing the Friends!  The Chesterfield County Public Library posted information all week to celebrate us – your Friends group!  The festivities included getting a free reusable tote bag while supplies lasted.

Follow CCPL at:

Friends Annual Meeting 2021

The Annual Meeting was held virtually on Zoom on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  It was free and open to all current Friends members.

CENTRAL FRIENDS FALL BOOK SALE:  Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2021

The Central Friends Fall Book Sale is back!
All categories will be available at affordable prices.  Bring your bags, boxes and stock up!
Positively no scanning permitted.
Cards accepted only for purchases of $10 or more.
Dates and Times:
  • Thursday, September 30, 10am-6pm,
  • Friday, October 1, 10am-5pm and
  • Saturday, October 2, 10am-3pm.
Location: Central branch (7051 Lucy Corr Blvd).
All COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed.

Big History and Hard Cover Fiction Book Sale!

Location: Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Dates: August 26th, 27th, and 28th

Times: During normal library hours



The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library are hosting a reception with Sadeqa Johnson, author of the critically acclaimed novel “The Yellow Wife”.   It will be held Saturday, July 24, 6:00 – 6:45 PM at the Perkinson Center for the Arts  & Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, VA  23831.  Light refreshments will be provided, and reception attendees will get a chance to meet the author and get books signed!   There is no cost to Friends members, as a benefit of membership.  Guests must pay $10 to attend receptions.  Guests must pay in advance through this registration or at the door. Want to become a Friend?  Join today at


A Virtual Evening with Nick Bruel (Virtual) on May 20, 2021

The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library on May 20, 2021, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a virtual visit from Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series. Bruel, a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of both picture and chapter books, read his newest book, Bedtime for Bad Kitty, delighted the audience with several drawing lessons and answered questions from the audience.

The event was free and open to everyone.   To view the recording click below: 

Visit Fountain Bookstore to purchase Nick Bruel books for yourself! or contact Fountain Bookstore at for more information.

A portion of the proceeds from sales were donated to the Friends’ picture book fundraiser!

______________________________________________________________GIVING TUESDAY STARTS AT 8AM ON 12/1/20

Please donate using this link at 8AM SHARP and facebook will double your donation!

October 2020 – The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library invited 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 or via the Friends’ Facebook messenger. Please click here to read more!

NOTE: Terms and Conditions

COVID Personal Protective Equipment (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!

2020 FCCPL Annual Meeting
Members participated in the 2020 Annual meeting on Friday, May 8, 2020, virtually, by using their electronic devices. There were no elections. President Andrea Brown officiated the meeting and Director at Large Kahil Dotay ran the technical side of the meeting. Andrea Brown gave a year in review report followed by a Library status report by the Library Director, Mike Mabe.

LaPrade book sale held 3/13/20 and 3/14/20 was a success.


2019  – The Friends celebrated and discussed “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement” in Chesterfield and Petersburg with local experts and living legend, Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker.

2019 Central Friends Special Book Sale
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and 3, 2019 10am – 9pm
Friday, Oct. 4, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am – 3pm

2019 Enon Friends Special Book Sale
Friday and Saturday October 11-12, 2019, 10am-5pm

Friends of the Library Reception with Ruta Sepetys

July 27, 2019 ; 6:00 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Friends took place Friday, May 31, 2019 at North Courthouse Road Library.

The featured speaker will be LynDee Walker, award-winning mystery writer and Chesterfield county resident! Learn more about LynDee and her bestselling novels here!

A special reception for Friends members will begin at 6:15 during which Friends and guests (tickets available for $10 each) can purchase copies of Ms. Walker’s books, have them signed, and chat with the author. The program began at 7:15 and is free and open to the public.

Come check out our book sale


What: The Really BIG Book Sale (50,000 books, magazines, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, and more.)

When: June 6th to 9th 2019
10:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday and Friday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Noon to 4:00 pm Sunday (Sunday is $5 a bag, all day)

Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall

Who: Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library

On going book sales in the branches

In addition to periodically held big book sales, did you know you can visit all ten library branches and find bargain prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and more?

Follow the Friends on Facebook for the most up-to-date event postings!