Bama Works Backs Library with $100,000 Matching Grant


The Build Crozet Library fund received a $100,000 matching grant from The Bama Works of Dave Matthews in Charlottesville Area Community Foundation in March, fundraising committee chairman Bill Schrader announced at the Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting March 21. Donations to the library fund made after that date qualify for matching from the grant.

So far, the BCL has raised $741,033 toward its $1.6 million goal. The grand opening of the library is expected in late summer.

In other news, the Crozet Lions Club has secured a $5,000 grant from the Lions’ state organization for the large print section of the new library.

Books can now be donated to the library through the website. Crozet Library staff members have posted a list of about 100 book titles that are desired for the new library, many of them children’s books.

To donate a book this way, go to the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library website,, and click on “Amazon wish list.” Choose the “JMRL Crozet Library wish list” on left. Choose a title and add it to cart. On the next page, be sure to click “this will be a gift.” Proceed to check out and sign into your account. On the next page, choose the shipping address “Ship to gift registry address.” The next page will be the “select gift option” page.

Amazon will send your book directly to the Friends of the Library.

Upcoming fund drive events include a performance by the band Lockjaw at the Mudhouse in Crozet May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. to benefit the library.

The fundraising committee will have a table at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival on May 11 and 12. The public is invited to stop by.