Our work here is done. Thank you!!

Dear Friends of Build Crozet Library,

This grassroots organization was named in October 2011 to assist the long and ongoing Crozet community and Jefferson-Madison Regional Library efforts to urge Albemarle County to build the many-years-promised new Crozet Library.

With the library’s groundbreaking in June 2012, Build Crozet Library shifted gears to raise the $1.6 million needed to furnish the Albemarle County-built building with all that was needed to make it into a library: books, furnishings, computers, and much more.

With your support, the new Crozet Library opened in September 2013, fully furnished and paid for, and has maintained substantial increases in visits, circulation, and new library card issues in the past two years.

With the success of the Crozet Library achieved, it was an easier decision for Albemarle County to purchase an industrial building and beautifully retrofit it for the new Northside Library, which opened in March 2015 and which has also seen substantial increases in visits, circulations, and new library card issues.

Four years after we launched Build Crozet Library, with the library celebrating its second anniversary on September 28, we are happy to say our work here is done.

With great appreciation to you for any and all support you provided, we are pulling the plug on the BCL website, email, Facebook page and Twitter account established in 2011.
— If you wish to make a donation to purchase books for Crozet Library, please visit the Regional Library’s website.
— If you wish to keep informed about Crozet Library events, please follow Jefferson-Madison Regional Library on Facebook or Twitter.
— If you wish to keep informed about Crozet community events, please follow the Crozet Community Association on Facebook or Twitter and consult Jim Duncan’s RealCrozetVA community calendar.
— If you wish to stay involved in Crozet community issues and challenges, please attend:

  • Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC) meetings held on third Wednesdays of each month at 7 PM at the Crozet Library, and
  • Crozet Community Association (CCA) meetings held the second Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:30 PM at the Field School. See CrozetCommunity.org for updates on community issues and concerns.

Finally, and again, thank you!

We would love to see you at the Crozet Library anniversary event, September 28. Contact the library to register.

Build Crozet Library team
Bill Schrader, chair
John Halliday and Wendy Saz, Jefferson Madison Regional Library
Leslie Burns, Jane Kulow, Jackie Loach, Nola Miller, Brenda Plantz, Tim Tolson, David Wayland, Krista Weih

Unveiling of special artwork at Crozet Library

You are invited to attend the unveiling of a look into Crozet’s past
at 11:00 am on Saturday February 21st, 2015
at the Crozet Library.

Come early to meet the photographer Mr. Hubert Gentry and our own historian Mr. Phil James.

After the unveiling both Mr. Gentry and Mr. James will discuss the work and answer questions.

Free and open to the public and coffee will be available.

* Sponsored by your donations to the Build Crozet Library fund.

Click here to learn how you can be part of the story.

Fardowners brings back Library Days… for all of October!

Fardowners Restaurant will host their third Crozet/Western Albemarle Library Days during the entire month of October 2014.  Fardowners has been a strong supporter of the library in many ways and the latest event continues that tradition. Eat at Fardowners any day in October and present this voucher (also available at the Crozet Library) and Fardowners will donate 15% of lunch food orders and 10% of dinner food orders to the Crozet/Western Albemarle Library.

Download a pdf to print: Fardowners BCL donation voucher

Visit Fardowners at 5773 The Square in Crozet.

Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 12 AM
Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 1:30 AM
Sundays, 10 AM to 12 AM

Fardowners brings back Library Days!

Head out to Fardowners for lunch or dinner — or even lunch AND dinner — on April 14, 15 and 16. Fardowners will donate 15% of lunch and 10% of dinner food orders to the Crozet Library.

Fardowners donated over $800 to the Crozet Library from patron support of the October Library Days. Let’s do even better this spring!

Visit Fardowners at 5773 The Square in Crozet.

Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 12 AM
Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 1:30 AM
Sundays, 10 AM to 12 AM

Fourth Annual Crozet Swing Dance – March 29, 2014

Fourth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser
on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 11 PM
at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue
(across from Crozet Elementary)

The dance is a fundraiser for the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library (BCL), the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS)

Admission is a $20 per person donation to either the Build Crozet Library fund, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS) or the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD).  100% of the admission dollars will go to these agencies.
Active duty fire and rescue personnel get in free!

A free swing dance lesson will be offered at 7:00 PM followed by three hours of music from 8-11 pm.

Music is being donated by the local band, Salute to Swing, a 16 piece big band provides great dancing and listening music from the forties and fifties. Details about the band are at http://www.spiderwebllc.com/salute2swing/

Bring cash for 50/50 and gift raffles.
Light refreshments, including beer and wine will be available.

So get together with your neighbors, recruit your organization, get your Bible study group or book club together and come to dance and/or listen at the Fourth Annual Crozet Swing Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, March 29.

We need donations of baked goods, homemade or purchased snacks, veggie snacks, ham biscuits, and the like, as well as donations of paper plates and napkins as well as all kinds of help at the event.
Help setup/decorate tables
Help sell/pour drinks and sell baked goods.
Selling raffle and 50/50 tickets
Taking donations at the entrance
Help cleaning-up

If you can help, please  sign up by going to:

Many civic organizations in Crozet (including the Lions Club and the Build Crozet Library group, as well as the Crozet Community Association (CCA)) are helping put on this event.  Thanks for your support and assistance.

Looking forward to seeing you as this swinging Saturday night!


Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, Nov 8-10, benefits Crozet Library

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 8, 9 & 10 from 9am-11pm Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of every sale made to help buy books for the Crozet Library by mentioning it to the cashier. In addition, Bookfair supporters may choose books from an in-store wish list display to purchase for the library.

Entertaining events and programs will be held at Barnes & Noble during the Bookfair, including musicians, children’s story and craft hour, local authors signing books and much more!

Saturday’s schedule:

9:30 am American Girl Book Group

10 am Nook tutorial

11 am Story and craft time

12:30 pm Book signings by local authors including Lex Thomas (Quarantine series), Kristen Paige-Madonia (Fingerprints of You), Kannah Barnaby (Wonder Show), Jodi Meadows (Incarnate and Asunder), Jessica O’Gourek (Gemini Rising) Jennifer Crawford and Hannah Tuey (No Sand in the House)

1:00 pm National Book Award-winning author Kathryn Erskine will read and sign her new book, Seeing Red.

7:00 pm Carly Witt will perform on acoustic guitar

Please help support Build Crozet Library by shopping at Barnes & Noble, at the Barracks Road shopping center on November 8-10, 2013. You can also shop online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from November 11 – 15, 2013 and include the Bookfair voucher ID – #11154580 on the payment page during checkout.

Eat at Fardowners during Library Days, Oct 28-30, and benefit the library!

Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, October 30, Fardowners Restaurant, on the Square in Crozet, will donate a portion of each meal to the library. 15% of the food amount on lunch orders and 10% of the food amount on dinner orders will go to the Crozet / Western Albemarle Library for book purchases.

Representatives of the fundraising committee will be at the restaurant during prime time accepting any cash donations as well.

Come early and eat lots!

Come help celebrate the new library on Saturday, September 28th!

Join us on Saturday, September 28th at 10 am for a community-wide celebration of the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library!

The morning will include music, coffee (by Crozet Mudhouse), a speech or two, and ribbon-cutting.

Do Not Miss the opportunity to purchase a hot-off-the-silkscreen-presses tee shirt and get your photo taken (with tools) for our Facebook page. You know you want to wear a tee that says, “I helped Build Crozet Library!” (And, by the simple act of purchasing it, you will have done so.)

Adult sizes, $15; Youth, $10.

Please park at the Square or near Great Valu if you are able; much of the parking lot will be blocked off for the Grand Opening.