Donations and Fundraising 2015

Each year VPL staff submit projects for funding. The Board of the Friends reviews the requests and make recommendations to Friends members. These recommendations are voted on at the annual general meeting.

Allocation of Funds for 2015:

Department Initiative Amount
Information Services Chinese Inspiration lab tours + translation of documents $2,500
Britannia Equipment and furniture to create meeting and program space $5,300
Hastings Creation of Teen area $4,000
Mount Pleasant Enhancing and Designating a Teen Area $1,600
Children and Teens Children’s Felt Story Collection Update
Sensory Storytime program materials
Middle Years Storyboxes
Area carpet for Harvey Southam program room
$3,500
$1,200
$3,200
$1,100
Southwest Neighbourhood Branches Community Connections for Seniors $2,200
Marpole Furniture for Teen area $4,000
Dunbar Area Carpet – Children’s area $900
Programming and Learning Writing & Book Camp
Writer in Residence
$3,000
$8,500
Human Resources All Staff Appreciation Day – 20th Anniversary Central Library $500
nə́c̓aʔmat ct (Strathcona) Art project $3000
Total Funding $44,500

In 2014, the Friends donated a total of $36,500 to support programming, book clubs and technology needs like iPads, laptops and space enhancements. In 2013, donations totaled $32,688 and in 2012 $47,305.26.
Donated funds now total over $ 700,000 since 1995.