Friends of the Library

Welcome to the "Friends of the Brighton Public Library"

 

Want to support your library even more? Consider joining “Friends” and be part of a group that is committed to enriching our Library services.


Who We Are & What We Do

We are a community based volunteer group that provides support where needed to enhance our library.
“The purpose of Friends shall be to promote and encourage the use of the resources and services of the Brighton Public Library, including the Codrington Branch. Friends will help provide funds and volunteer assistance to enable the library to enhance resources and facilities, expand services and develop programs to better meet the cultural, educational and information needs of library users. Friends will work from a position of advocacy on behalf of the Brighton Public Library.”


What We Provide


Visiting Library

The Visiting Library Service is available to patrons who are no longer physically able to come in to the building. A volunteer from Friends of Brighton Public Library will meet with the patron in their home or residence to discuss their reading tastes. Books will then be signed out to the patron and exchanged by the volunteer.

Contact the library or Gina Gillespie 613-848-5421.


Annual Book Sale

Until further notice, the Friends of the Library will be unable to pick up and store your book donations. This is due to a lack of storage space. SMALL amounts of books may be donated directly to the Library. Thank you for you co-operation.


Your support of "Friends" has made the following possible

 

  • Open Houses 
  • Author visits 
  • Volunteer Visiting Library Service
  • Collected Thousands of Books from the community 
  • Held Annual Book Sales
  • Advocated to Mayor and Council 
  • Added to the Large Print Collection
  • Added to the Audio Book Collection
  • Sponsored Children’s Writing Contest
  • Purchased a new Book Cart.
  • Supported Staff Development
  • Provided Netbooks for Library Patron Use
  • Made a grant to the New library Website!
  • Purchased Headsets for Library Computer Users
  • Supplied Prizes for Children's Reading Contest


Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes

Annual General Meeting Minutes - March 12, 2015pdf

Annual General Meeting Minutes - April 28, 2016pdf



Newsletter

Upcoming events and news are emailed to our members. Join Today!


How Can You Help?

Please contact us if you...

  • would like to volunteer for the Visiting Library

  • can help with our book sale

  • want to make a money or raffle donation

  • have some ideas that would benefit the library


Membership is $5.00 and entitles you to a members only preview at the book sale.
Contact Lesley Simla at 613-475-8873 for more information.

Download the registration form here and bring it to the library