Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For Your Consideration

Hello fellow book lovers:

The Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library is conducting a membership drive, and is issuing a special invitation to members of the many active Book Clubs in Thunder Bay to consider joining our group.

The Friends is dedicated to leading a community of volunteers in support of the Thunder Bay Public Library through advocacy and fundraising. As advocates, we promote knowledge of and interest in the functions of the Library and its programs and services, thereby fostering public support for the Library and its development.

This year the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library are celebrating 30 years of service to our community. Since inception, we have raised over $1 million dollars in support of the Library. Funds raised are utilized by the Library to add to its collection, ensure the popular Book Clubs in a Bag pro- gram is well supplied with popular literature, and support special projects targeting young people such as Makerspace (building technical skills) and Readers are Leaders (providing one-on-one coaching to build reading skills). We have also supported capital projects like the new Mary J.L. Black Library and the County Park Branch Library relocation.

The Friends is 100% volunteer-run. We could not be successful without the time and talent our volunteers contribute. Our goal is to continue building a community of library supporters and to offer a fulfilling experience to our volunteers. Some of the activities you may wish to become involved in include:

Once a month, members deliver books and other materials to community members who are unable to visit the library in person.

Volunteers assist at one of our two Bookstores – at the Southside Book Nook (Victoriaville) or its satellite the Hilltop Book Nook (Waverley), or at special book sales held 2 or 3 times a year.

As a member of the Superior Shores Gaming Association, along with 68 other local charities, we volunteer at bingos once a month. A four hour shift yields a tremendous return for our efforts. We also sell Nevada tickets (at Cathy’s Discount on Red River Road) and conduct various other revenue generating activities such as raffles, 50/50 draws, etc.
Volunteers are currently needed for Home Delivery, the Bookstore and Bingo. 

Please consider joining our group and help us continue to conduct these and other worthwhile activities. Membership forms are available at all branches of the Library or at our Bookstore in Victoriaville. Information on the Friends also is available through the Library’s website at under the tab “Get Involved”. The Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library is a registered charitable organization.

Thank you for your consideration.
Fran Duke, Diane Piovesana, Kathie Johnson, Deb Maki, Max Harasen - Friends of the Library Executive
Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library
c/o 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9 

Contact Helen Cimone
Community Hub Assistant - Collections

Mary J.L. Black Library
901 Edward Street South, Thunder Bay, On P7E 6R2
TEL: (807)-345-8275
FAX: (807)-475-7855

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