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    Friends of the Library

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    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 2016 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 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
    MINI SALE TBD 10:00 am : 3:00 pm Brighouse Branch
    100-7700 Minoru Gate
    604-231-6413
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