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Friends of NGPL

ANNOUNCEMENT! We'd be closing on Friday 24th Feb. 2022 due to the snowstorm.

Upcoming Friends Events


3rd Annual Babin Inspirational Musicians Event

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: North Grenville Public Library, Norenberg Building, 1 Water Street, Kemptville.

Join the Friends of NGPL for an afternoon of thoughts, discussions, music, casual conversations and English tea refreshments.

RSVP by email appreciated:

The Friends of the North Grenville Public Library is a non-profit voluntary and charitable association dedicated to enhancing library services for the Municipality of North Grenville citizens. We raise funds to support the library’s services by focusing on programs and activities for seniors, children and youth.

2023 Co-Chair Report

Minutes of the 2022 AGM

2022 Financial Statement

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Our Impact

More information coming soon!

Babin Inspirational Art Event

This fantastic event in memory of the late Dr. Patrick (Pat) Babin took place on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Tallman Room of the Kemptville Norenberg Branch. Local artists Maggie Boyer, Jayne Couch, Don Munz and Finian Paibomesai talked about their artistic journeys and brought examples of their work.

Pat’s dear friend, Roberta Russell, gave this touching tribute to him.

About the Friends

Who We Are

Executive Committee
  • Judy Fader-Levere, Co-Chair
  • Joan Simpson, Co-Chair
  • Diane Lapierre
  • Barbara Rousseau, Treasurer
  • Emily Farrell, Liaison for Library
  • Jeff Murray, Member at Large
  • Barbara McDerby, Member at Large
  • Jane Rocchio, Member at Large

What We Do

Our Mandate
  • 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 occasionally sponsor such programs
  • Promote a library system that is the best that it can be through its advocacy role
  • Ensure, through fundraising, that the Library is able to offer to patrons enhanced services and resources beyond the basic offerings
  • Provide an active forum for the discussion of books and ideas
  • Assist in the promotion of literacy in the community

Please Note:  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.

How Do I Join the Friends of the Library?


Become a Friend today! Any individual, business or organization interested in supporting the Friends may become a member through an annual membership.friends new logo 2022 with 3 children reading books

  • Individual: $25
  • Family: $50
  • Under 18: $5

Membership expires one year from payment of annual dues. Payable by cheque to “Friends of the North Grenville Public Library”, P.O. Box 538, 1 Water St., Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 538, 1 Water St., Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
613-258-4711 (ask for Emily Farrell)

Friends Star of the Library Award Winners

Year Winner
Mar. 2023 Mary Carlson
Mar. 2021 Rachel Brown and Library Staff
Nov. 2019 Roberta Russell & Bill McElrae
Nov. 2018 Pat Babin
Jun. 2018 Sue Higgins
Nov. 2017 Cheryl Mackie, Brigadoon Restaurant
Nov. 2016 Harry Haider, Giant Tiger
Nov. 2015 Jim Armour
Nov. 2013 Constable Cathy Lindsey
Nov. 2012 Sheila Kehoe, Ted Hitsman, Wayne Cavanagh, Marguerite Boyer
Nov. 2011 Ashley Kulp, Susie and Mike McIntosh, George Buys, Dr. John Evans, Brenda and Chris Reinkeluers