Supporting Your Library
All locations offer volunteer opportunities. Volunteers provide valuable assistance and work on tasks such as shelving materials, cleaning and repairing materials, covering and processing materials, and assisting with the Summer Reading Program. Due to confidentiality issues, volunteers do not use our computerized check out system.
We can also assist with information about other volunteer opportunities in Orange County.
Friends of the Library
Each branch of the Orange County Public Library has its own Friends of the Library Group. All of the funds raised go to benefit that library location. Friends of the Library help provide programs and reading incentives for our Summer Reading Program and Adult Reading Programs. Friends of the Library provide funds to buy new books and other materials and also to respond to needs more immediate than the County budget process allows.
Main Library Friends of the Library group – President, Philip Cooke (540) 672-4692
The Main Library Friends operate a used bookstore at 120 Chapman St. Orange, VA 2960 Call 672- 7880 for more info.
The Main Library Friends are actively seeking volunteers.
Wilderness Branch Friends of the Library – President, Karen Kovarik (540) 972-7866, Treasurer Nancy Horch
The Wilderness Friends conduct periodic booksales for which they need volunteers.
Gordonsville Branch Friends of the Library – President, Phillis Hynes, Treasurer, Ann Friberg
The Gordonsville Friends of the Library have recently completed a landscaping project at the branch.
The Library Foundation
The Orange County Library Foundation raises funds for a targeted campaign each year. Most years about $20,000 is raised. Recent campaigns include replacing and updating the classics for all ages, updating non-fiction adult collections and broadening the fiction collections in print and on CD. The current campaign focuses on local history materials.
Orange County Library Foundation, PO Box 164, Orange, VA 22960
President, Laurie Neale