Friends of NGPL

Support a local author — Join us for the launch Michael Blouin’s new book, Skin House

When:    Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7 PM
Where:   Tallman Room at the Kemptville Norenberg Branch

Copies of Skin House will be available for sale. There will be refreshments, as well as a post-launch gathering at O’Heaphy’s Pub. Read more about Michael.

Join us for the Friends Annual AGM and hear about the great groups meeting at your library

When:    Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7 PM
Where:   Tallman Room at the Kemptville Norenberg Branch

Guest speakers include Steve Hammond of the Science and Tech group, Brenda Ward of the Knit ‘n Knatter group, and Pam Welling of the Writers’ group.


About the Friends

Stuffing envelopes January 2016

Friends checking out the new books!

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)

See our Newsletters:  February 2019    February 2018    June 2017

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 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

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.


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

  • 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. Become a FRIEND today!


Donate now through and thank you for your generous support!

Executive Committee

  • Jeff Murray, Chair
  • Barb McDerby, Treasurer
  • Viviane Howe, Secretary
  • Mary Carlson, Library Board Representative
  • Rachel Brown, Liaison for Library
  • Pat Babin, Member at Large
  • Judy Fader-Levere, Member at Large
  • Barbara Rousseau, 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)