Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society donated over $10,000 in the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the Coquitlam Public Library to support literacy in our community. Some highlights include support for the Library Link and an ESL tutor training program for community volunteers. Some of the members of the Friends are shown in photo from left to right: Michelle (Co-Vice-President), Asrar (Secretary), Belinda (Friends member), Mandana (Co-Vice-President), Ann (President), and Silvana (Deputy Director, CPL). Photo credit: Karim (Treasurer).
The Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library Society is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to encourage increased use of Coquitlam Public Library facilities, advocate on behalf of the Library and its users and help improve Library services.
For over 10 years, the Friends have raised money which has gone towards the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), a 3D printer, Victor Readers, Friends’ "Books for Babies" program, books for ESL learning for new immigrants, materials for the Teen Collection, book club sets and materials for children’s and literacy programs. The Friends also advocate for improved Library facilities and for the Library’s traveling Book Bus.
Fundraising Success Trivia Night 2016
Thank you to all who attended our 13th
annual Trivia Night in celebration of Coquitlam’s 125th
and the Library’s 40th
anniversary on April 8th! It was a great party and we appreciate everyone coming out to celebrate.
See more photos of the night from Snapd
Friends members Belinda, Ann, Anne, and Wendy ready to go at the Bridge Tournament 2015.
In January 2017, Friends of the CPL donated $5000 to Coquitlam Public Library for the Library Link tech centre.
Shown here: Todd (Executive Director, CPL), Naresh (Trustee, Library Board), Alice (Chair, Library Board), Ann (President, FOL) and Karim (Treasurer, FOL)
In March 2016, $5000 was donated to the Coquitlam Public Library for ESL materials.
In May 2015, $5000 was donated towards funding of the Book Bus to promote literacy in the community.
In November 2014, $4570 was donated to the Library to purchase 10 Victor Readers which play DAISY and other audio books for those with print disabilities.
In June 2014, $3500 was donated to the Library for Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).
In January 2014, the Friends donated $3300 towards the purchase of a 3D printer, thanks to a Spirit of Coquitlam Grant. Check out our Facebook page for photos of how this is being greatly appreciated by the Library community!
Interested in becoming a member? Please read more about the benefits to membership in our brochure. Annual membership dues are:
For more information, please contact Silvana Harwood at 604-937-4131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends meet once a month, except in the summer and December, alternating between City Centre and Poirier branches. The upcoming meetings are:
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:30 am
Check us out on Facebook and Twitter with the links below: