Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Smiths Falls Public Library was started in 1994. Since its inception the Friends of the Library have held many successful fundraising events, in addition to actively seeking grants to be used towards fulfilling its mandate.

Some of our fundraising activities, and some of the many ways we contribute to the community are as follows:

Annual Book Sale

In addition to raising funds for the Friends of the Library, this book sale provides books for community bookshelves at the foodbank, the senior’s activity centre and other locations that put them to good use.


We now have a Facebook page! You can find us here!

2024 Book Sale

This year our annual book sale will be held on Saturday, June 8th (9 am – 1 pm) outside the historic library building located at 81 Beckwith Street North.

Film Night International

Friends of the Library and the Smiths Falls Community Theatre work together to present the best in foreign and independent films as part of “The Film Circuit”, TIFF’s film outreach programme. All profits, after expenses, are shared between the Friends of the Library and the Smiths Falls Community Theatre.

Give a Child a Book

This year students in grades one thru four at select local schools are presented with an age-appropriate fiction book to treasure as their own.

Patient Pastime Library

We provide activities and books to the “Tea and Toast” cart operated by the Ladies Auxiliary in both campuses of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.

Duncan J. Schoular Public School Breakfast Program

The Friends of the Library help support this Breakfast Program. Our volunteers prepare and serve food on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:00 for any student who wishes to participate. 

Beyond Books

This year we plan to assist in the purchase of furniture, including movable shelving, intended for the Children’s Library in the newly renovated Children’s Department, which is on its way.

How can you help?

The Board for the Friends of the Library meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Smiths Falls Public Library – Temporarily located in the former post office building at 30 Russell Street, East.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to become a member of the Board, help us financially or volunteer to assist us with any of our fundraising activities.

Note:  Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a receipt for Income Tax purposes.