• 15 Projects Funded by Friends

    FVPLcheque1At the VPL Board Meeting of June 25 the Friends of the VPL presented a cheque for $31,500 to Chair, Mary Lynn Baum. Requests large and small are submitted every year from all the branches and Central Library. For 2014 we were able to fully fund all fifteen projects. Major contributions include ongoing support of the Writer in Residence and the Writing and Book Camp and an exciting new initiative at the South West Branches to provide e-book training so that patrons can take a training course close to home. New furniture was purchased to complete the renovations at Kitsilano, for meeting rooms at Fraserview and displays at Joe Fortes, Marpole and Firehall. Many of the projects focussed on programs and supplies for children and teens all over the city, including Lego, games, photography equipment, and puppets.


    Click here to see the complete list of funded projects. Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters who play a vital role in Friends’ ability to raise these funds in support of our Library.

    VPL Writing & Book Camp

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    Got the Write Stuff?

    Calling all aspiring writers and book lovers! Sharpen your skills and spark your imagination at the Library’s Writing & Book Camp!

    This unique day camp lets youth with a passion for reading and writing connect with well-known authors and illustrators. Each day features a new keynote speaker from the Canadian literary world. Campers also experience a variety of creative workshops that will help them to strengthen their writing skills and .

    Our inclusive program welcomes youth who want to try creative writing for the first time, aspiring authors with mountains of manuscripts and everyone in between!

    For more information click here!

    Friends of the VPL Spring Sidewalk Book Sale

    There were many happy customers at the Friends May 22 – 24 Spring Used Book Sale. They found books, records, CDs, DVDs to buy, in some cases a dozen or more! The final result was $11,930, making this the best ever sidewalk sale.

    Collectors gravitated to The Comic Book Store which was the location of 2,000 comic books donated to Friends.

    Thanks to:

    ✰ The following who generously donated books to the sale:  many private donors, The Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Fanny Kiefer/Shaw TV, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, Raincoast Books.

    ✰ The Vancouver Public Library: Conference Centre, Communication Department, Shipping and Maintenance.

    And special thanks to our dedicated book sale volunteers!

    Mark these upcoming Friends’ Used Book Sale dates on your calendar.

    Thursdays thru Saturdays, Fall Sale: September 18 – 20
    Christmas Sale: December 4 – 6

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