Donations and Fundraising 2016

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 2016:


Branch/Department Title $ Request
Carnegie Digital Literacy Workshop $1,460.00
Children’s Library (Central Branch) Children’s Library Middle Years Space $2,500.00
Children and Teen Services Materials to promote new website $1,850.00
Dunbar Homework tables for Children’s area $2,163.00
Information Services / Special Collections Edwards Collection Digitization Project $4,444.00
Information Services Tech Café with Cantonese and Mandarin language speaking support $3,792.00
Kerrisdale Children’s Space Revitalization $4,400.00
Kitsilano Site Furnishings for Patio $4,100.00
Programming and Learning Writer in Residence – Funding for 2016 $9,250.00
Programming and Learning Writing & Book Camp 2016 $3,500.00
Southeast Branches Active Aging, Active Engaging with Seniors $2,300.00
Southwest Branches Young at Heart Tech Café Series $1,729.00
West Point Grey Teen Reading/Study Space $4,500.00
VPL Foundation Programs, services and spaces at VPL $20,000.00
nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Additions to the Digital Art Project $1,000.00
TOTAL  $67,000.00