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How to Support us

Thank you for considering a gift to the friends. Learn more about how to support the mission of the Friends of the Mathews Memorial Library below.

Ways to Give

Your contribution goes toward library programs and services, kids activities, projects that improve community and library spaces, free events and more! Learn about ways to support the Friends.


A Brick Commemorative Patio & Walk was constructed between the Orrell Building and the Library to honor loved ones. Leave your legacy with our brick program.

Make a Gift

By making a gift to the FOMML, we will make sure your donation gets allocated toward programs and services that benefit the Library. Give online or download our giving form.

Donate Books

We accept gently used books to resell at our book store! All proceeds go toward programs that benefit the Library. Please email us first to arrange a drop off.

All fundraising and tax-deductible contributions made to our organization allow us to leverage funding to support the community library, its programs and services, and free community events that promote literacy in the county.  

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A letter from our President

Dear Friend of the Mathews Memorial Library,

Let me begin by thanking you for your past support which has helped us to continue to fund the programs and services that make the Library the true heart of our Mathews Community.

The Friends of the Mathews Memorial Library, Inc. is a Section 501(c) nonprofit whose primary function is to promote and support the Mathews Memorial Library by sponsoring programs, purchasing needed equipment, and fulfilling the other requests of the Library Director and the staff.  The Friends, when called upon to aid in the capital expansion of the library, assumed full responsibility for the planning, fund-raising, and construction of the H. Bland Hudgins Wing which opened in Spring, 2014.  Past capital expansions have seen the Friends be a leader in fundraising.   We are foremost advocates of the Library and for what it stands.  While county and state funding provide for the operation and staffing of our Library, we, the Friends, seek to assist by funding special needs which otherwise might not be provided.

Activities being supported by the Friends this year include the Summer Children's Program, the Highland Games for youths, the Summer Sounds concert series, the annual dictionary program for children, and the sponsorship of high school students on Virginia Museum of Fine Arts bus trips.  In addition, the Friends are providing the funding for the renovations of the restrooms in the John Warren Cooke Conference Center.  To enhance the Library Courtyard, the Friends have provided the funding for the purchase and installation of the water fountain in the Library Courtyard as well as adding other planters.

The Friends of the Library mission is also to promote reading.  This year the Friends are donating a book to each of the fourth graders at Lee-Jackson Elementary School upon promotion to the fifth grade.  Included with the book will be a bookmark listing books which are available at the Mathews Memorial Library.  Grades K-4 at Lee-Jackson Elementary School will each be given a set of level readers for use in that grade.  Our committee has worked with the Mathews Library Staff and the Mathews School System in making these gifts of books.

I hope that you will take a moment to consider making an annual tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Mathew Memorial Library, Inc. so that we can continue to support our Library and literacy county-wide.  Your gift will promote education and will benefit all of our citizens, young and old.  You will also receive an annual membership with your donation. 


Please mail your contribution to:

P.O. BOX 127
MATHEWS, VA. 23109

Thank you in advance for your support.  It means a great deal to our community.



FOL President

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