Friends of the Library

Who We Are

The Friends of the Richmond Public Library are advocates and supporters of library services in Richmond, B.C. Friends organized in 1972 to promote better library service in our community and continues to promote its original objectives...

  • to focus public attention on the library
  • to stimulate the use of the library's resources and services
  • to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library
  • to lend legislative support where needed
  • to support the freedom to read

Friends of the Richmond
Public Library 2017 Executive

Chair Betsy Blair
Vice-Chair Catherine Ko
Treasurer Diane Hartley
Programs Bonnie Walker
Secretary Stephanie Ma
Membership Debby Newton
Publicity Pat Ng

How to Get Involved

Membership in Friends of the Richmond Public Library is open to all who support the objects of the society. The membership year begins with the annual meeting in November, but new members are welcome any time. Anyone interested in becoming a member of this energetic group of library supporters can call the library at 604-231-6422 or email the Friends directly at friendsoftherichmondlibrary@gmail.com.

Click here to download Application for Membership in Friends of the Richmond Public Library.


Friends of the Library Book Sales

       
2017 Date Time Location
SPRING SALE March 25 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422
SPRING SALE March 26 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422
FALL SALE October 7 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422
FALL SALE October 8 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422

Friends organize semi-annual sales of used books. These sales are very popular community events, making low-cost reading available to everyone, as well as raising funds for special library projects. Recent purchases include large print books and furniture for the Hamilton Branch.

This year Friends will be adding children's books to the Mini Book Sales, in past years only current adult fiction was for sale.

Each Richmond Public Library branch also has an ongoing in-house booksale. 

2017 Date Time Location
MINI SALE February 25th 10:00 am: 3:00 pm Ironwood Branch
8200-11688 Steveston Hwy
604-231-6465
MINI SALE July 29th 10:00 am: 3:00 pm Brighouse Branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413
MINI SALE August 12th 11:30 am: 3:00 pm Cambie Branch
Unit 150, 11590 Cambie Road
604-273-2223
MINI SALE August 26th 11:30 am: 3:00 pm Cambie Branch
Unit 150, 11590 Cambie Road
604-273-2223
MINI SALE TBD 10:00 am : 3:00 pm Brighouse Branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413
MINI SALE TBD 10:00 am : 3:00 pm Brighouse Branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413
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