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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Friends of the Library is to help the Chesterfield County Public Library achieve its objectives and generate community support for those objectives.  It does this by:

  • focusing public attention on and creating interest in library resources and activities
  • fostering the idea of the Chesterfield County Public Library as an active and dynamic cultural, educational and recreational force in the community and encouraging its use as a community center for such activities 
  • encouraging and promoting the donation of gifts, financial and otherwise, which may assist the library 
  • serving as a link between the library and the community it serves, interpreting each to the other
  • providing knowledgeable and willing volunteers for library activities 
  • educating members and general citizens about the need for legislation that fosters the growth of the library system

To join the Friends, please visit their website at www.chesterfieldfriends.org or pickup an application brochure at any CCPL location.

Members volunteer for:  

  • Maintaining the used book sale in your local branch 
  • Serving as leader, liaison, treasurer, secretary, historian, membership chair, for a local branch 
  • Assisting with special book sales
  • Assisting library staff 
  • Working with special events such as
    • Book and Author Dinners
    • Special celebrations
    • Writer’s Workshops
    • Book talks in each library
     

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E-books

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Loud and Clear Magazine

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Find out what's happening at CCPL!
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Story Times

 Story Times 

Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read.
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