Flashback to Spring 2016 – Cheque presentation to Vancouver Public Library

We’re late getting this out but happy to report that at the Spring AGM Friends approved donations of $46,000 to the Vancouver Public Library and $20,000 to the VPL Foundation to support programs, services and spaces!

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From Left to right: Chief Librarian Sandra Singh, Friends President Judith Neamtan, Friends Treasurer Zhe Xuan Choo, VPL Board Vice Chair John Schaub, Friends Board Member Ann True. Photo by Stephen Barrington.

Friends raises funds to support VPL through booksales, memberships, donations, and revenues from book’mark: The Library Store.

Thanks to all of you for helping make it happen!

Friends VPL 2016 funding breakdown:

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
Kitisilano 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
TOTAL  $66,000.00