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.
- 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
|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|