Friends of the Library
Who are the Friends of North Vancouver District Public Library?
The Friends are a group of over 150 community members dedicated to the support and enhancement of North Vancouver District Public Library facilities, services, and programs.
Our members span all ages from high-schoolers to seniors. Some Friends are actively involved, others are quietly supportive – but all care deeply about North Vancouver District Public Library.
If you love the Library, becoming a Friends member is an easy way to make a difference. The Library is always happy to welcome new Friends.
What do the Friends do?
The Friends help support North Vancouver District Public Library in a variety of ways, including
> hosting two to three large sales of books, CDs, and DVDs a year (these sales make up the bulk of our fundraising)
> organizing other fundraisers such as silent auctions and raffles
> fundraising for a range of library events and programs including author readings, District Library Gallery art receptions, Summer Reading Club celebrations, and more.
The Friends hold meetings once a month to discuss ideas on how to enrich North Vancouver District Public Library services. The Friends are open to creative fundraising ideas!
We’re always happy to welcome new friends. If you love the Library and want to make a difference, becoming a Friends member is an easy way to do just that!
Membership is only $5 a year. Friends members have the opportunity to have fun, meet like-minded people, volunteer and feel good about supporting a service that benefits everyone in the community.
Plus, Friends members who volunteer at one of our book sales get to pick out 10 free books from the sale.
What have we recently contributed to NVDPL?
As part of our “Excite Your Library Experience” campaign, the Friends have been fundraising for improvements to the physical spaces of North Vancouver District Public Library branches. The following is a list of our recent donations:
> Fireplace at Capilano Branch Library - $1200
> Parkgate Branch Library study room and Capilano Branch Library reading lounge - $5000
> District Library Gallery installation equipment - $2000
> Dana Irving mural in Lynn Valley Program Room - $5000
> Furniture for Lynn Valley Main Library Children’s Department - $2400
> Children’s storytime rug for Lynn Valley Main Library - $700
> Summer Reading Club and Trick is to Read book prizes each year - $5000
> Book shopping carts at all three locations - $1500
Since 1995 we have donated more than $150,000 to the North Vancouver District Public Library.
Executive Committee (2012-2013)
> President: Rhiann Leung
> Vice-President: Heidi Crowe
> Secretary: Irene Nevill
> Treasurer: Steve O'Grady
> Membership Liaison: Hin Lee
> Member-at-Large: Noah Sim
Our AGM is held every spring, at which time elections for the new executive are held. Please consider submitting your name for any of the positions.