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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

Vice President,
Loretta Whiteman

Secretary,
Cathy Sands

Treasurer,
Helena Bzonkova

Members at Large
Helen Bradstock
Barb Elend
Nora Evans
Karen Faris
Christine Glenn
Suzanne Sherman-Rose

There are currently two vacancies on our board.
Please contact us as [email protected] if you are interested in joining the board.

CONTACT US

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

Interested in membership? Click here for the membership form!


Author Visits Series

AuthorDate
Kim ThuyApril 19, 2018
Wayne JohnstonFebruary 8, 2018
Lisa MooreOctober 16, 2017
Claire Cameron &
Elan Mastai
May 18, 2017
Roberta RichMarch 27, 2017
Gail Anderson-DargatzOctober 28, 2016
Anthony De SaMay 19, 2016
Frank FarragineMarch 31, 2016
Elizabeth HayNovember 19, 2015
Ann-Marie MacDonaldSeptember 9, 2015
Michael CrummeyMarch 26, 2015
Craig Davidson

November 26, 2014
Frances ItaniOctober 29, 2014
Gail BowenApril 29, 2014
Barry DempsterJanuary 22, 2014
Shayam Selvadurai
November 14, 2013
Andrew Westoll
June 4, 2013
Camilla GibbMarch 7, 2013
Vincent LamNovember 21, 2012
Miriam ToewsJune 6, 2012
Richard Gwyn
March 6, 2012
Jane Urquhart
November 3, 2011
Terry FallisMay 26, 2011
Nino Ricci
February 17, 2011

 

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