Donations and Fundraising 2017

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. This year the following funding was approved by the membership.

Allocation of Funds for 2017:


Branch/Department Title $ Request
Britannia Enhancing and Refurbishing the Children’s Area $6,000
Carnegie Carnegie Branch Revitalization with Historic Photos $1,300
Children and Teen Services Enhancing Early Literary Spaces in Branch Children’s Areas $7,500
Dunbar Book and Toy Storage Unit $1,200
Fraserview Children’s Area Furniture $2,400
Special Collections SPE Digitization, including scanner and Pauline Johnson digitization of previously unpublished work $5,700
Joe Fortes Children’s Area – Early Literacy, Storytime Seating $700
Kitsilano Meeting Room Improvements $3,000
Programming and Learning Expanding digital instruction in branches $4,400
Programming and Learning Writer in Residence – Funding for 2017 $10,300
Programming & Learning Services Writing and Book Camp $4,000
South-East Area Branches Community Connections – Newcomers $2,300
Oakridge & Terry Salman Story Circle for Adults with Developmental Disabilities $2,000
VPL Foundation Programs, services and spaces at VPL $15,000
TOTAL  $65,800