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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)

President’s Report June 2021


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


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
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity


Executive Members

Catherine Brydon

Vice President,
Loretta Whiteman

Cathy Sands

Helena Bzonkova

Members at Large
Michelle Cowan
Barb Elend
Nora Evans
Karen Faris
Christine Glenn
Suzanne Sherman-Rose


BOX 1701
L9N 1P2
Email: [email protected]

Author Visits Series

Kathleen WinterNovember 4, 2021
Michelle SagaraSeptember 23, 2021
Paula McLainMay 27, 2021
Mary LawsonMarch 18, 2021
Michelle Sagara (POSTPONED)April 23, 2020
Anthony De SaFebruary 7, 2020
Jennifer RobsonNovember 14, 2019
Anakana SchofieldMay 23, 2019
John LittleApril 4th, 2019
Ian HamiltonJanuary 30, 2019
Eden RobinsonOctober 29, 2018
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


About Your Library