Friends of Chesapeake Public Library
Be a Friend!
The Friends are a group of library advocates dedicated to enhancing the Chesapeake Public Library System by providing services and programs that enrich the lives of area residents of all ages. They raise funds to purchase equipment and materials that are not funded through the regular library budget. In addition, they sponsor special programs, and advocate for strong library support.
Our Friends know the value of the Chesapeake Public Library System and they have made it their mission to ensure that our libraries will be able to provide the truly "special" programs to our residents. The Friends give an amazing $30,000+ each year in support of special programs at Chesapeake Public Library. Their financial backing has helped us expand and enhance the Summer Reading Program, now serving more than 10,000 children, teens, and adults.
The Friends of Chesapeake Public Library make a difference in our community!
Join Us & Make A Difference
Advocate for & Support the Library
Fund Library Programs & Services
Sponsor Library Events
Individual: $10 Family: $15
The role of auxiliary library groups like the Friends has become more critical in view of our severe budgetary constraints and the needs of our growing community. The Friends of the Library value, support, and champion the public library. They work diligently to assure adequate public funding of the Library. Private support is increasingly important in improving the services and resources of the Chesapeake Public Library. The Friends offer a variety of opportunities for everyone to support the Library, ranging from membership and individual contributions to monthly book sales and special events.
Membership in the Friends comes with a valuable perk—early access to the monthly book sales held at the Central Library. Members have one hour to browse and purchase books prior to the sale being open to the general public.
Join the Friends today and help your library change lives!
Shop the Friends Book Sale
Find a great bargain and support the Library!
One of the ways the Friends of CPL raise money to support the library is through book sales. Visit our monthly sale at the Central Library or one of our ongoing mini-sales at one of the branch locations listed below. You'll find a great selection of books, DVDs, CDs, paperbacks and children's items at fabulous prices:
$2.00 for hardcover books
$1.00/.50 for paperbacks
$2.00 for CDs and DVDs
The main monthly book sale is held the third Saturday of every month at:
298 Cedar Road
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM FOL Members only
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM General Sale
Books sales are currently scheduled for the following dates:
- January 21, 2017
- February 18, 2017
- March 18, 2017
- April 15, 2017
- May 20, 2017
- June 17, 2017
- July 15, 2017
- August 19, 2017
- September 16, 2017
- October 21, 2017
- November 18, 2017
- December 16, 2017
Smaller ongoing book sales are held during normal Library operating hours at the following locations:
298 Cedar Rd.
1214 Volvo Pkwy.
Indian River Library
2320 Old Greenbrier Rd
Major Hillard Library
824 Old George Washington Pkwy.
Russell Memorial Library
2808 Taylor Road
We are always looking for donations of new and gently used books. Please drop your donations off at any Chesapeake Public Library branch.