UPDATE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
By Catherine Brydon, President
During this time when public meetings are not permitted, the Friends board will hold its Annual General Meeting in the fall if possible, at which time financial statements and other business will be approved by the membership. In the meantime, I want to assure members that board members are continuing in their present roles and dealing with day to day business
We have already postponed one author event and cancelled the 7th Annual Shabby Chic Sale.
The Shabby Chic Sale was scheduled for Saturday, June 6 in the Sharon Temperance Hall. It attracts residents new and old and includes a plant sale by the East Gwillimbury Gardeners. But it was not to be this summer. We would normally make $2,000 from Shabby Chic so this void needs to be filled.
The Friends want to be able to continue its level of support to the public library in 2020/21 but we will need your help to do so.
Spring Fundraiser for 2020 Library Projects and
Southlake Books for Babies
We have already donated $4,000 to the Library’s 2020 Wish List but there are outstanding items as well as the new Southlake Books for Babies initiative that we are committed to support along with Newmarket and Aurora Public Libraries. This is a project that provides baby books to new mothers who are taking prenatal classes at the Southlake Regional Health Centre.
Despite the closure, the library continues to provide service and in many ways, is even busier as it continues to bring our community together.
If you would like to contribute to our Spring Fundraiser, please click on the link below and make a donation with your credit card. It is safe and a receipt will be emailed for amounts of $20 or more.
Here is the link to the donation website:
If you prefer to mail your donation please make a cheque payable to:
Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library
PO Box 1701
Holland Landing ON
Thank you for your support past and future!
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 please review the following:
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
2019/2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members at Large
FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
HOLLAND LANDING, ON
Email: [email protected]
Interested in membership? Click here for the membership form!
Author Visits Series
|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|