Category: Friends of VCU Libraries

VCU Libraries Annual Fund grew in FY20

VCU Libraries grew membership in the Friends of VCU Libraries by 3 percent in fiscal year 2020 and enjoyed a revenue growth of 42 percent from fiscal year 2019. While membership growth lagged behind revenue growth, we finished the year strong despite entering into a pandemic and near shut down of development efforts for the […]

Corporate Sponsorships debut at VCU Libraries

In FY20, VCU Libraries began pursuing corporate sponsorships for events. The annual Friends of VCU Libraries provided wide appeal to area businesses and VCU Libraries raised $7,500 in corporate sponsorship in our first year. A diverse range of businesses stepped up to sponsor the sale. They were: Black Swan Books; Alli Taylor, Keller Williams Realty […]

Design contest deadline extended to April 19, 2020

Due to the changes to 2020 Spring semester, the Friends of VCU Libraries annual design contest deadline is also extended. Entries must be submitted by midnight April 19 in order to be considered for the $500 award. Judging will take place the week of April 20. Winner will be announced April 27. T-shirts will be […]

Students share what they love about VCU Libraries

On Valentine’s Day, Friends of VCU Libraries asked students to share their love for VCU Libraries and the response was…loving. Hundreds of students enjoyed a quick study break at tables at Tompkins-McCaw for the Health Sciences and  James Branch Cabell Library to craft a handmade valentine to share what they love about VCU Libraries. Love […]

VCU Libraries now accepting book donations

empty book sorting pallets

The 2019 Friends of the Library Book Sale was the most successful sale yet, and now we are ready to accept more book donations in preparation for next year’s sale! Help us fill these empty pallets while clearing off space on your own book shelves. For information about what kinds of materials can be donated […]

Seen on a White Board

The technology may be a bit old school but White Boards are among the most popular items at VCU Libraries. Students tend to set up a study area and often use the White Board as a visual barrier to the larger room to help focus their attention on their studies. A common courtesy is to […]

2020 marks 100th anniversary of career-changing event in the life of James Branch Cabell

Celebrate 2020 as the year of James Branch Cabell, beginning with the 100th anniversary of the seizure of the printing plates for Jurgen on Jan. 4, 2020. Jurgen was Cabell’s best known and most controversial book. A comic fantasy set in the mythical province of Poictesme (Pwa-tem), Jurgen was considered indecent by some. On Jan. 4, […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will read “Savage Appetites” by Rachel Monroe

The public is invited to join us on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. in the Cabell Room of VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library to discuss “Savage Appetites: Four Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession” by Rachel Monroe. From the Simon and Schuster website: “In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe […]

Closing the books on Book Sale 2019: Sale sets a new record and brings in sponsorships

The 2019 Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale was the most successful sale yet! The six-day sale brought in over $24,200 in sales, $1,200 in cash donations from 828 customers and $7,000 in sponsorships for a combined total of $32,501.42. With books donated from over 80 individuals in the Richmond area, the sale brought in […]

Tote Bags at the Book Sale free with purchase thanks to donors

Book Sale attendees will receive this limited edition tote bag this year FREE with your book sale purchase.  Thanks to our generous tote bag sponsors SHOCKOE | Mobile by Design and Richmond Pediatric Dentistry for making this possible! Additional bags will be available for $3 each. The tote bag features a VCU alumna design by Katrina Navasca […]