About the Friends
The Friends of the North Grenville Public Library is a non-profit voluntary and charitable association dedicated to the enhancement of library services for the citizens of the Municipality of North Grenville. We support services provided by the Library by focusing on programs and activities for seniors, children and youth.
We strive to enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the community by sponsoring special events and donating much-needed resources to local organizations. We actively promote literacy, sponsoring our annual “Literary Follies” and the Library’s annual Summer Reading Programming. In 2011 the group received the Gabriele Schreiber Friends of the Year Award from the Friends of Canadian Libraries (FOCAL)
Promote goodwill and support for the North Grenville Public Library
Stimulate public awareness of Library needs
Seek out sources of cultural and educational programs for the Library and to occasionally sponsor such programs
Promote a library system second to none through it advocacy role
Ensure, through fundraising, that the Library is able to offer to patrons enhanced services and resources beyond the basic offerings
Provide for all interested persons an active forum for the discussion of books and ideas
Assist in the promotion of literacy in the community
Friends is not an extension of the Library Board; it has no governing function. As an advocacy group, independent of the Library Board, Friends assists the Board in the implementation of its objectives.
Any person, business, or organization interested in the purposes of the Friends may become a member by payment of the annual dues.
Membership categories include:
- Individual: $10
- Family: $20
- Patron: $100
- Life: $150 (per person)
- Corporate Partner: $500
Membership shall expire one year from payment of annual dues, with the exception of the Life membership. Become a FRIEND today!
- Helen Bunn, Chair
- Jeff Murray, Vice Chair
- Barb McDerby, Treasurer
- Viviane Howe, Secretary
- Anthea Loke, Library Board Representative
- Sue Higgins, Liaison for Library
- Pat Babin, Member at Large
- Judy Fader-Levere, Member at Large
- John Grinstead, Member at Large
- Kelvin Hodges, Member at Large
- Susan Hunt, Member at Large
P.O. Box 538, 1 Water St. Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
613-258-4711 (ask for Sue Higgins) or 613-258-4134 (fax)