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Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library

The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library is an independent, benevolent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that operates under the direction of an elected Board. The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library was formed in 2002 to be a voice in the community promoting the importance of literacy through our Library. Initial funding for The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library was provided by the Southlake Cinemania Film Circuit who continue to provide annual funding to support out-of-budget library programs and initiatives. In 2004, the Friends of the Library launched an Author Reading Series that brings world-class authors to East Gwillimbury three times a year. Friends of the Library raises additional funds for the library through partnerships, raffles and special events.

For more information on the great work of the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library, see their notes from the 2017 AGM

OUR MISSION IS:

To promote literacy and the role of the Library within our community.

OUR PURPOSE IS:

To support the East Gwillimbury Public Library by organizing, facilitating, and assisting with fundraising activities and encouraging community interest in Library development projects.

To advocate support for the East Gwillimbury Public Library from the community, government, and other funding agencies.

To increase awareness of the East Gwillimbury Public Library’s programs and services by conducting effective public relations activities.

To promote the importance of literacy in our community by offering special events and programs.

WE VALUE:

  • A free and accessible library system
  • Literacy in all its forms – oral, written, visual, digital
  • Community partnership
  • Knowledge and learning
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity


2016/2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Members

President,
Catherine Brydon,

Co-Vice President,
Karen Faris

Co-Vice President,
Linda Tanaka

Secretary,
Cathy Sands

Treasurer,
Helena Bzonkova

Membership,
Nora Evans

Members at Large
Helen Bradstock
Marie Coulter
Barb Elend
Susan Lahey Park
Loretta Whiteman

CONTACT US

FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
BOX 1701
HOLLAND LANDING, ON
L9N 1P2
Email: [email protected]


Author Visits Series

AuthorDate
Helen HumphreysApril 21, 2004
Wayson ChoyJune 17, 2004
Peter RobinsonOctober 27, 2004
John BemroseFebruary 2, 2005
Judy Fong BatesMay 4, 2005
Andrew PyperOctober 12, 2005
Paul QuarringtonFebruary 8, 2006
Barry DempsterMay 17, 2006
Catherine BushOctober 11, 2006
George Elliott ClarkeFebruary 15, 2007
Stephen BruntMay 16, 2007
Giles BluntOctober 24, 2007
Wayne JohnstonJanuary 23, 2008
Alissa YorkJune 10, 2008
Joseph BoydenSeptember 30, 2008
David BergenFebruary 4, 2009
Maureen JenningsMay 12, 2009
Catherine GildinerNovember 10, 2009
M. G. VassanjiFebruary 24, 2010
Anne MichaelsApril 20, 2010
David RotenbergOctober 19, 2010
Nino RicciFebruary 17, 2011
Terry FallisMay 26, 2011
Jane UrquhartNovember 3, 2011
Richard GwynMarch 6, 2012
Miriam ToewsJune 6, 2012
Vincent LamNovember 21, 2012
Camilla GibbMarch 7, 2013
Andrew WestollJune 4, 2013
Shayam SelvaduraiNovember 14, 2013
Barry DempsterJanuary 22, 2014
Craig DavidsonApril 29, 2014
Gail BowenOctober 29, 2014
Frances ItaniNovember 26, 2014
Michael CrummeyMarch 26, 2015
Ann-Marie MacDonaldSeptember 9, 2015
Elizabeth HayNovember 19, 2015
Frank FarragineMarch 31, 2016
Anthony De SaMay 19, 2016
Gail Anderson-DargatzOctober 28, 2016
Roberta RichMarch 27, 2017
Claire Cameron &
Elan Mastai
May 18, 2017
Lisa MooreOctober 16, 2017

 

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