Friends of the Big Island Library

Join the Friends of the Big Island Library

Family membership – $10.00 (for the whole family)
Individual membership – $5.00
Members support the functions of the library and Friends such as fund-raisers and programs. Help us by joining the Friends.

Book Sale

Hardbacks – $1.00
Paperbacks – $0.50
Audio Materials – $1.00

The Friends of the Big Island Library holds 2 Book and Bake Sales each year, in the spring and fall. Hardback books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, paperback books, and audio books will be sold. Magazines are free. Donations of books or baked goods are appreciated.

All proceeds from the Friends Book and Bake Sales directly benefit the Big Island Library with the addition of extra materials, Books for Babies supplies, Summer Reading Program and other programming supplies. For more information, call Big Island Library at 540-425-7000, ext. 1.

If you would like to donate new or used materials (books, dvds, cds, etc.), you may drop them off at the Big Island Library.

Books for Babies

This program provides funds for the purchase of children’s books in honor of newborn babies. To request a book in honor of a newborn, simply ask a librarian for a Books for Babies postcard, fill in the information, and return it to the library.

Summer Reading Program

Each year the Friends of the Big Island Library contribute a significant portion of the budget for programs and prizes for the Summer Reading Program. This vital program encourages students to continue reading and learning during the summer months, making the return to school easier in the fall.

Adult Programs

The Friends also contribute financial support for adult programs like Riddle on the Harp, the Adult Coloring Club and more!

For more information, please contact Margie Anderson, President at (434) 299-5082.

Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Big Island Library
Calling all knitters, crochet lovers, quilters, and anyone who loves to craft with needles and thread (or yarn)! Bring your projects and join in the fun on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month[...]
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
A lapsit program for babies ages 0-36 months. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Calling all future van Gogh’s, Kahlo’s, and Pollock’s!  Let your inner artist shine this summer at the Forest Library. Children ages 7+ will have fun creating their very own galaxy paintings. This event is part[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us every Monday at 2:00pm (except holidays), bring your projects, and knit or crochet with us! New members are always welcome, and no experience is necessary. Come learn with us!