Friends of NGPL

Update: Letter from the Chair, October 2020

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.

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We strive to enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the community by sponsoring special events,  like our annual Robbie Burns Night, and donating much-needed resources to local organizations. We actively promote literacy, sponsoring activities like the Library’s annual Summer Children’s Programming.

See our Newsletters:    March 2020    February 2019    February 2018    June 2017


Become a Friend today!

Any individual, business or organization interested in supporting the Friends may become a member through an annual membership.

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  • Individual: $20
  • Family: $40
  • Patron: $100
  • Corporate Partner: $250
  • Life: $150 (per individual)
  • Donations always welcome!

Membership shall expire one year from payment of annual dues, with the exception of the Life membership.


Donate directly to the Friends now through and thank you for your generous support!

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.

Executive Committee

  • Joan Simpson, Chair
  • Barbara Rousseau, Treasurer
  • Judy Fader-Levere, Secretary
  • Mary Carlson, Library Board Representative
  • Rachel Brown, Liaison for Library
  • Barbara McDerby, Member at Large
  • Jane Rocchio, Member at Large
  • Rebecca Campbell, Member at Large

Contact Us

P.O. Box 538, 1 Water St. Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
613-258-4711 (ask for Rachel Brown) or 613-258-4134 (fax)