Support Us

PPL Foundation

The PPL Foundation helps to provide a margin of excellence for the Pittsylvania County Public Library System in order to offer enhanced programs and services to our community. Established as a 501(c)3 corporation in 1983, the primary purpose of the Foundation is to engage in charitable and educational fundraising activities and distribute such funds to the Library. Members of the Foundation board are elected by members of the Pittsylvania County Public Library Board of Trustees.

PPL Foundation Board Roster 2022-2023

  • President: Mary Wertz
  • Vice President: Karen Eades
  • Treasurer: Bert Eades
  • Secretary: Rhonda Griffin

Library Board Members (4)

  • Alice Shelton
  • Karen Eades
  • Phyllis Roach
  • Debra Turner

Community Members (3)

  • Mary Wertz
  • Bert Eades
  • R. Steve Scruggs
  • Rhonda Griffin*

(Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Library Board of Trustees: 4 Library Board Members, 3 non-Board Members; and Library Director – non-voting*) The Foundation encourages gifts in support of the library’s services and programs. You may also donate when you file your Virginia state income taxes through a check-off box on the form.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Pittsylvania County Public Library is a group of volunteers that provides financial support to Pittsylvania County libraries. Friends groups support each of the library’s branches. They provide funding to assist with programs and services such as the Summer Reading Program. Friends can help make the difference between a good library and a great library. Our dues structure is one of the lowest around, but becoming a dues-paying member of the Friends can make a big impact. To become a member, visit your local branch location or download the application below. Download a FOL Application if you would like to join this important group of library supporters.


We often have opportunities available to volunteer with our library. If you are interested, please talk to the branch manager at the library you use. Our application form links can be found below.


If you would like to make a donation to the library, you can use Paypal or call Rhonda Griffin, Library Director and Secretary of the PPL Foundation, at (434) 432-3271. If you would like to make a contribution by check, please mail to: PPL Foundation P.O. Box 814 Chatham, VA 24531