Friends of the Sechelt Public Library

Who We Are

Friends of the Sechelt Public Library is an independent non-profit organization that was founded in 1997.  It is made up of a passionate group of volunteers who raise funds on behalf of the library, promote literacy and strive to ensure that our Library continues to be a central and vital part of Sechelt and surrounding community.


Hours

Fridays            12:00-5:00
Saturdays        10:00-3:00
Sundays          12:00-3:00

Dates

January 20-22 2023

February 17-19 2023

March 17-19 2023

April 21-23 2023

May 19-21 2023

June 2-4 2023
June 16-18 2023

July 14-16 2023
July 28-30 2023

August 18-20 2023

September 15-17 2023

October 20-22 2023

November 17-19 2023

Donations

Limited to one box of quality books in excellent condition brought in on Friday and Saturday during the Book Faire. No donations on Sundays please.

We do not accept the following items:

  • Materials that are worn, torn, underlined, highlighted, dusty, dirty, moldy or in otherwise poor condition
  • Encyclopedias
  • Computer books and manuals
  • Reader’s digest condensed books
  • Colouring books, or workbooks
  • Sechelt Public Library books removed from the collection
  • Records, cassettes, or VHS tapes
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines

For questions about donations, please contact Co-Chair, Gillian Smith by emailing the Friends of the Sechelt Public Library at SecheltFOL@gmail.com

Join Us

The Friends of the Sechelt Public Library meet at 1:30pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Rockwood Centre, 5511 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt. If you love books and the library, enjoy the company of like-minded interesting people, and are looking for something worthwhile to do, consider volunteering with the Friends.  For more information contact the Co-chair, Sandra Friedman at 604-885-5998 or ssfriedman@dccnet.com.

Meet our Executive

  • Co-Chair: Gillian Smith
  • Co-Chair: Sandra Friedman
  • Treasurer: Beverly Shimazaki
  • Secretary: Paula Selmayer

What We Do

The main purpose of the Friends of the Sechelt Public Library is to raise money to provide a variety of programs, resources and equipment purchases that are separate from the Sechelt Public Library’s core operating budget.  Decisions about these purchases are made at the request of, and in close consultation with, the Director/Chief Librarian.  Our main fundraising activity is our ongoing Book Faires. In the past five years, the Friends of the Sechelt Public Library have raised funds in excess of $100,000 to help provide the library with resources, materials, and program support. These include:

  • 2 self-check-out machines
  • board games
  • book trucks
  • bookbags
  • a craft cart
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) readers
  • depressible spring-loaded book returns
  • DVDs
  • items for children’s programs
  • new chairs
  • a patron counter
  • sloping lower shelves
  • staff workroom reorganization
  • video and digital cameras
  • movie projector and stand
  • indoor and outdoor projector screens