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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.

Book Faire Hours

Fridays            12:00-5:00
Saturdays        10:00-4:00
Sundays          12:00-3:00

Book Faire Dates

Please note the Alternate Locations for March through June

January 19-21 2024 – CANCELLED due to flooding

February 16-18 2024 – CANCELLED due to flooding

March 29-31 2024Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo St)

April 20-21 2024Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre (Trail AveSat & Sun only)

May 24-26 2024Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo St)

June 14-16 2024Seaside Centre (5790 Teredo St)

July 5-7 2024
July 19-21 2024

August 2-4 2024
August 16-18 2024

September 20-22 2024

October 18-20 2024

November 15-17 2024

Book Faire 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

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

Meet our Executive

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

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. Over the last decade, the Friends of the Sechelt Public Library have raised funds of close to $114,000 to help provide the library with resources, materials, and program support. Click the image below to see how the money was spent:

Friends of the Sechelt Library Expenditures - 2103-2023