Friends of the Library

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Our next book scale is scheduled for June 5, 2016

The Friends of the Smiths Falls Public Library was started in 1994. We are a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to promoting the cause of the Library, particularly literacy, and assisting the Library in maintaining its high profile as a provider of educational, research, enjoyment and recreational experiences and services through fundraising efforts and advocacy.

Since its inception the Friends of the Library have held a number of successful fund-raising events; such as the curling bonspiel, Annual Trivia Challenge and book sales. Through our fundraising efforts we have supported the children’s summer programs and purchased needed equipment for the library. We assisted the Library Board’s Heritage Challenge Restoration Project by raising in excess of $15,000! We were even able to commission an area artist to come and do the magnificent mural leading up to the Children’s Library.

Become a Friend of the Library

Working as a friend of the library or as a library volunteer, is an extremely rewarding avocation, with a variety of service options and learning experiences. Volunteers are individuals or groups who give their time, talent and abilities to a cause they believe in, without pay, to work for and inspire change in the community. Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is motivated by our responsibility to be a good citizen and our desire to be a good neighbour.

How can you join the friends?

Please pick up and complete a form from the library. Mail it with your cheque (payable to the Friends of the Library) or drop it off at the Library. Copies of our registration form are available at the Library. You will be notified by mail or telephone of our next regularly scheduled meeting. You can email your interest as well. Include your name, address, telephone number and fax number, the membership level and type of help you can provide and email to: [email protected] »

How can you help?

  • Books Sales
  • Fundraising & Marketing
  • Literacy Readings
  • Adopt-A-Book
  • Newsletter
  • Crafts
  • Special Events
  • Speaker
  • Other

Annual Membership Levels

  • Individual – $ 5.00
  • Senior $ 5.00
  • Family $ 10.00
  • Patron $ 50.00
  • Corporations $ 100.00
  • Clubs $ 100.00
February 2018 Newsletter