Your Library / Friends of the Library
|First Name||Last Name||Designation|
|Deb||Sherk||Executive at Large|
|Beryl||Smith||Executive at Large|
The Friends meet monthly, and all are welcome. We plan our fundraising activities and get to know each other at the Centennial branch, 136 Gilmore
Road, in the small meeting room. Meetings are held at 4 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August).
We are one library fundraising and community advocacy group for all three branches of the Fort Erie Public Library system.
Our donations to FEPL:2018
$2500 for children’s programming
$500 to update books in Rinkside Reading nook
$4069 for Rinkside Reading nook at Crystal Ridge Arena
$2000 for children’s summer programming
$4000 for adult and children’s programs
$3000 grant received from Retired Teachers of Ontario
$4974 for toddler play wall
We have raised over $5500 for children’s literacy at FEPL to date. We are fundraising for a special feature in the redesign of the children’s area at the Centennial branch.
Our Thanks to:
Le Bateau GalleryCorner Coffee Café
Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce
Friends of FEPL members
Jason Haywood Photography
Heavens Hair Salon
Mayor’s Youth A.C.
The Mill Ridgeway
Ridgeway Lions Club
Staff of FEPL
Meeting Minutes & Reports
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.