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Executive Members

First Name Last Name Designation
Ann McLaughlin President
Terry Gilmour Vice President
Maryann Madden Secretary/Treasurer
Flo Odding Executive at Large
Beryl Smith Executive at Large

Friends Meetings

The Friends meet monthly, and all are welcome. We plan our fundraising activities and get to know each other at the Centennial branch, in the small meeting room. Meetings are held at 4 PM on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August).

Meeting Minutes & Reports

President's Report May 2017 view
President's Report May 2016 view
President's Report May 2015 view
Budget 2018 view


The Friends hold several fundraising events each year. We have held BBQs at Sobeys, Pasta Night at the Italo-Canadian Club, and others. We promote the library at about six events annually in our community, by having displays at the market, the Douglas Heights Seniors Expo, and other events. The Friends also took part in the fall How-To Festival at the library. Each December we assist in packing donated mittens and books at the library for Community Outreach Program Erie Christmas hampers.

Meeting Minutes & Reports

To join the friends group complete this form and return it to any branch of the Library.

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library
c/o Fort Erie Public Library
136 Gilmore Road, Fort Erie L2A 2M1

The group has charitable non-profit status to further our fundraising goals. Donations to the Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library are eligible for a tax receipt. Public support of the library through fundraising is what we’re all about. Our BN/Registration Number is 82481 3976 RR0001.

We are grateful for community support of our fundraising initiatives. In 2016 we donated $4000 towards author visits for children and adults. We purchased children’s play equipment for the Crystal Ridge branch with our 2014 donations.