JMRL Food Drive

Food Drive.

Help re-stock local food banks! Between November 27 and December 9, drop off donations at bins located inside JMRL libraries. All donations will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (excluding donations made at Louisa County Library which will be sent to the Louisa County Resource Council.) For a list of accepted items please visit: BRAFB Most Needed Items or call the LCRC at 540-967-1510.

Local Voices Collection

Local Voices Collection.

To support and showcase the creativity of the local community, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has established the Local Voices Collection. Local writers, musicians, and filmmakers are invited to donate their self-published or independently-published books, CDs, and DVDs for inclusion in the Local Voices Collection.

Toy Library

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Spark your child’s imagination with these high-quality toys now available for check out at JMRL.
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Picture Book Month


Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Connect with the Children's staff at your favorite JMRL branch or visit the Picture Book Month website for more information.

National Novel Writing Month

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Now is the tme to write the great American novel. Check the JMRL Reads Wiki for a writing program at your favorite branch and other resources for writers.

Gift giving for the Holidays


Need a gift suggestion for the Holidays? Consider giving a gift to JMRL in honor of a friend or family member. There are two easy options - Purchase a book from JMRL's wish list or fill out the JMRL Buy-A-Book form.

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Teen Homework Help

JMRL has put together a collection of resources to help teens with homework and research projects.

Book Club Kits

Everything you need for your book club in one bag.
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