Friends of the Quinte West Public Library is a volunteer, non-profit group that was started in 1993 and has been actively supporting and advocating for the library since that time. Since its inception the Friends have donated over $100,000 for books and materials to the library. We are very proud of the efforts of so many volunteers over the years. Our goal is to enhance the library's collection by providing materials which are not covered by the annual budget. Each year the library staff prepares a 'Wish List' of materials that are needed. Friends' executives review this request and tries to provide some of these items.
The Friends of the Library have been raising funds since 1993 to support their local library. On April 28,2010 they reached a milestone of $100,000 in total donations.
Mayor John Williams, Pauline Abblett, Library CEO Rita Turtle, Jean Stewart and Library Board Chairman Craig Desjardins.
Some of the Friends of the Library enjoying the reception.
The Friends of the Quinte West Public Library would welcome volunteers for the positions of Vice-President and Book Sale Coordinator.
Friends of the Library welcomes newcomers to the group and invites interested library supporters to pick up a membership brochure at either of the two library branches. As a Friends' member and volunteer you will gain the personal satisfaction of making a valuable contribution to your community.