Friends of the Library

Annual Dinner

The annual dinner meeting of the Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library will be held Tuesday April 19 at the Waynesboro Country Club. The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. to be followed by dinner at 6:45.

This year a generous buffet dinner, including three entrees (beef, chicken and pasta), vegetable accompaniments, yeast rolls, coffee, iced tea and dessert will be provided by Country Cupboard Catering. The cost will be $26.00 per person. A cash bar will be available.

Make checks payable to the Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library and send your payment and the number in your party to Mary Kay VanHooser at 331 Compton Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980. For questions, phone Mrs. VanHooser at 540-943-0871. Reservations and checks must be received by the morning of April 12, 2016. Absolutely no reservations can be accepted after that date and no cancellations can be made after April 12. 

A short business meeting for the election of Secretary and Treasurer will follow dinner. Afterwards, our guest speaker, Phil James, historian, author and columnist for the Crozet Gazette, will address the meeting. 

Mr. James is the author of the Secrets of the Blue Ridge series.  Don't miss this opportunity to spend a stimulating evening with Mr. James. He will talk about his unlikely path into research, writing and becoming a collector of oral histories from his rural neighbors. Mr. James has a deep reservoir of anecdotes and photographs to draw upon. Copies of his books will be on sale for signing by the author.


The Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to focus attention on the library's services and needs, and aid in the extension and improvement of these services. Funds raised by the membership drive are used to purchase special library materials and fund programs for children and adults. The Friends of the Library enrich the library and enrich the community. In order to continue to do so, they need your support. You do make a difference!
Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library Membership
Memberships are available all year. If you are not a life member, your membership expires May 1st. Did you know that over the last decade the Friends of the Library has raised over $173,000 for the library? Your dues and contributions unquestionably make a difference, providing the library with technical equipment, furnishings, programs and resources that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Membership categories are:
- Individual $10.00 or more
- Family $15.00 or more
- Patron $25.00 or more
- Organization $35.00 or more
- Individual life member $100.00, or more, per person

If you are already a life member, please consider a donation. Please know that, whatever the size of your donation, we sincerely appreciate your continuing support. Memorials and living tributes of $25.00 or more and individual life memberships and organization contributions are publicly recognized at the library. 

Membership benefits include receiving the Friend’s newsletter the BookMark, attendance at the annual dinner, “early bird” admittance to the September Book Sale before it opens to the general public and the knowledge that you’re helping a vitally important institution in our community.

All contributions are deductible as allowed by law. Please make checks payable to “Friends of the Waynesboro Library” and send to Membership Chairman, Waynesboro Public Library, 600 South Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980.
New volunteers are always welcome to help with shelf-reading, to assist with mailing or special programs or to help with the year-long work connected with the yearly book sale. There are always volunteer opportunities for adults, families, and teens who wish to become involved with the library. Please visit our volunteer page for more information.