Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are committed to good fellowship, fun, and service. The results of our efforts fund extra book and other collection purchases, targeted programs and special projects designed to make Cranbrook and the library better, more dynamic partners.
The Friends of the Library sold Chris Hadfield’s books at his appearance in Cranbrook on October 13th. Our thanks goes to CBT for this wonderful opportunity to raise over $4.700.00 for our Library. (pictured is Michele Wilson, Col. Chris Hadfield, Ursula Boy and Bernice Smith)
Browse the Friends of the Library’s latest newsletter to find out what they have been doing and what’s coming up. You can find it here.
Book Sale Shelf
Can’t wait for the next book sale? Check out the Friends Ongoing Book Sale shelf beside the circulation desk in the Library. It is continuously restocked with some of the best books donated throughout the year – from current releases, to old favourites, to hobbies and crafts. At only $2 a book, it’s the perfect place to pick something up to read on vacation or at home.
Now accepting donations! Please drop off at the front desk of the Library.
About the Friends
The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library strive to make a difference in the cultural and social life of Cranbrook as it relates to the Cranbrook Public Library. We are active in promoting increased library services, better facilities and more programming directed toward the needs of Cranbrook’s residents.
All of our goals are designed to promote library services and the library’s involvement with the community of Cranbrook…
- To focus attention on the library
- To encourage the use of the library’s resources and services
- To receive and promote gifts, endowments and bequests in aid of our goals
- To organize community response and legislative support where needed
- To support the freedom to read and lifelong learning accessible to all without economic barrier
If you love the library and want to make a difference in our community, consider joining the Friends of the Library. You can find the membership form here or pick one up at the Library: Friends Membership Form
It only costs $10 for an adult to join for the membership year – September through August. Children are automatically included in the parent’s membership.
- get 10% at all Friends book sales
- gets access to the best selection of books at member-only sales that take place before the book sale officially opens
- 10% discount at Lotus Books and Casey’s Greenhouses
- a twice-yearly newsletter sent by email or in the post about the Friends’ upcoming activities
The Friends of the Library meet on the third Tuesday every month at 12:10 pm in the Manual Training School (1212 2nd Street North, beside the Library), except in July, August and December.
Annual General Meeting Results
The Friends of the Library’s Annual General Meetings took place on February 16, 2016. The key item of business was the ratification of the revised bylaws to bring them up to date. The Board Chair thanks everyone who came for contributing their ideas and voting to improve the organization. Contact the Friends at: email@example.com if you want to find out more about the bylaws or anything else.
2020 Board of Directors
President – Ursula Boy
Secretary – Bernice Smith
Treasurer – Jim Shepherd
Karen HendrenMichele Wilson
|Ursula Brigl -Chief Librarian
Sandy Zesnick– Library Board Liaison
Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library
1212 2nd Street North
Cranbrook, BC V1C 4T6