FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP REOPENS!
After a hiatus in 2021, the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library are welcoming members again for the 2022 calendar year in support of the East Gwillimbury Public Library.
The Friends of the Library is registered charitable organization that organizes events and raises money for much-needed enhancements of library programming and materials. Membership revenue allows the Friends of the Library to provide additional support for our growing library system and to attract the high caliber of authors for which we are known. You do not have to be a resident of East Gwillimbury to be a member.
It only costs $15 to join – $10 for a senior.
- In the past 12 months we have raised more than $2,700 through four virtual author events.
- In June 2022 we hope to bring the fundraising Shabby Chic Sale back after being cancelled for two years due to COVID.
To become a member and make a donation you must use both the membership link and the donation link and make separate transactions. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for any total over $20 so you can combine your membership fee with a donation and get a receipt for the full amount.
Donations received by December 31 will qualify for a tax receipt for 2021.
For more information contact us at [email protected]
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 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 please review the following:
2019 Combined Financial Statements (2020 Financial Statements coming soon)
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.
- A free and accessible library system
- Literacy in all its forms – oral, written, visual, digital
- Community partnership
- Knowledge and learning
- Cultural Diversity
2021/2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members at Large
FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
HOLLAND LANDING, ON
Email: [email protected]
Author Visits Series
|Kathleen Winter||November 4, 2021|
|Michelle Sagara||September 23, 2021|
|Paula McLain||May 27, 2021|
|Mary Lawson||March 18, 2021|
|Michelle Sagara (POSTPONED)||April 23, 2020|
|Anthony De Sa||February 7, 2020|
|Jennifer Robson||November 14, 2019|
|Anakana Schofield||May 23, 2019|
|John Little||April 4th, 2019|
|Ian Hamilton||January 30, 2019|
|Eden Robinson||October 29, 2018|
|Kim Thuy||April 19, 2018|
|Wayne Johnston||February 8, 2018|
|Lisa Moore||October 16, 2017|
|Claire Cameron &|
|May 18, 2017|
|Roberta Rich||March 27, 2017|
|Gail Anderson-Dargatz||October 28, 2016|
|Anthony De Sa||May 19, 2016|
|Frank Farragine||March 31, 2016|
|Elizabeth Hay||November 19, 2015|
|Ann-Marie MacDonald||September 9, 2015|
|Michael Crummey||March 26, 2015|
|Craig Davidson||November 26, 2014|
|Frances Itani||October 29, 2014
|Gail Bowen||April 29, 2014|
|Barry Dempster||January 22, 2014|
|Shayam Selvadurai||November 14, 2013
|Andrew Westoll||June 4, 2013
|Camilla Gibb||March 7, 2013|
|Vincent Lam||November 21, 2012|
|Miriam Toews||June 6, 2012|
|Richard Gwyn||March 6, 2012
|Jane Urquhart||November 3, 2011
|Terry Fallis||May 26, 2011
|Nino Ricci||February 17, 2011|