About / Friends of the Library
Public support of the library through fundraising is what we’re all about. We are grateful for community support of our initiatives. You can donate to the Friends of the Library in the following ways:
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Complete this form to join or donate to the friends of the library. Return the form to any branch of the Library.
Donate by Mail:
Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library
c/o Fort Erie Public Library
136 Gilmore Road, Fort Erie L2A 2M1
The Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library is aregistered Canadian charity. Donations to the Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library are eligible for a tax receipt. Our BN/Registration Number is 82481 3976 RR0001.
|First Name||Last Name||Designation|
|Deb||Sherk||Executive at Large|
|Diane||Conklin||Executive at Large|
The Friends meet monthly, and all are welcome. We plan our fundraising activities and get to know each other.
The Friends will hold an outdoor social and membership event in early September, and their next meeting will be Tuesday December 14, at 4 PM at the Centennial branch.
Our Donations to the Library
$1500 for a music lending library of instruments and learning materials $6000 for a mobile kitchen for cooking programs with a gift from the estate of Lee and Lois Remington
$4000 for children’s programming
$2472 for adult reading area in memory of Mrs. Louise Coshan
$2000 for children’s programming
$4000 for book club kits for all ages
$4000 grant received from Retired Teachers of Ontario, donated for Homebound Delivery Program
$500 grant received from Niagara Community Foundation, donated for Tween Club furniture
$8000 for special Children’s feature with proceeds from Art Sale for Children’s Literacy
$3000 for children’s programming
$500 to replenish books in Rinkside Reading nook
$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
Paintings to Support Children’s Literacy
A generous artist and library supporter, Margaret Feaver, has given 150 of her water colour paintings to benefit the library. Community support for this has been wonderful. 80 of the paintings have been sold to date. To view or purchase a painting, please contact email@example.com
Meeting Minutes & Reports
|Annual Report||2021||pg 1 pg 2|
|Annual Report||April 2021||pg 1 pg 2|
|President's Report||April 2020||pg 1 pg 2|
|President's Report||April 2019||pg 1 pg 2|
|President's Report||May 2018||pg 1 pg 2|
|President's Report||May 2017||pg 1 pg 2|
|President's Report||May 2016||view|
The Friends hold several fundraising events each year. We held a highly successful Art Sale for Children’s Literacy. 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 assisted in packing donated mittens and books at the library for Community Outreach Program Erie Christmas hampers.