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About / Friends of the Library

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 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August).

Meeting Minutes & Reports

President's Report May 2016 view
President's Report May 2015 view
Budget 2016 view
Budget 2015 view
Minutes September 2016 view
Minutes June 2016 view
Minutes May 2016 view
Minutes April 2016 view
Minutes March 2016 view
Minutes February 2016 view
Minutes January 2016 view
Minutes November 2015 view
Minutes October 2015 view
Minutes June 2015 view

Events

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 October 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.

Join or Donate

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.

You can also support the Library by purchasing an Art and Drawing Book, volumes 1 and 2 available, filled with artist sketches to colour, donated by Fort Erie artist and library supporter Margaret Feaver. Available at all library branches for $10.

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.

Contact

Email friends@fepl.ca to contact the Library Friends group.