The Friends of Petersburg's Libraries are a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization whose mission is to support and enhance the services and programs of Petersburg libraries, both school and public, and to promote library use and enjoyment by the people in the community of Petersburg. Friends can be 'silent' members or help out with any of the activities listed below.


  • Monthly Book Sale  Lend a hand with our monthly book sale, volunteers are needed!
  • Fundraising  Every year we give grants large and small to local libraries. We're a big supporter of the public library's annual Summer Reading Challenge, Curiosity Creates and other literacy activities. We also purchase the holiday lighting for the public library - making it a glorious showpiece in the dark days of Petersburg's winter.
  • Volunteering for help with special events From the grand opening of the new library to the annual Holiday Literary, the Friends provide refreshments and essential manpower to make these events possible.
  • Airport and ferry book shelves Time flies when you're reading. Check out the shelves at our local transportation hubs. Take a book on your travels or leave books that you think others might enjoy.