How We’re Different

How We’re Different From The Friends Of The Library:

“Often the Foundation and Friends of the Library are referred to interchangeably.  While we work closely, we are two separate non-profit organizations who support The Blue Ridge Regional Library in different ways.


The Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to promoting our Library through well-organized advocacy efforts.  They also raise money for the Library through the operations of their book sales and various other fundraising activities.


The Foundation acts as the “fundraising arm” of the Library.  If you want to support the Library with a donation, your gift goes to the Foundation.  We work with the Library to identify the best way donors gifts can enhance the Library and meet the ever-changing needs of the community.”