Friends of the Library

Who We Are & What We Do

The Friends are great champions of the West Vancouver Memorial Library. We are active volunteers and supporters working together to enrich library programs, collections and services. Our efforts focus on fundraising projects and hospitality. We fund and host the Remembrance Day reception and serve refreshments at author readings and concerts. 

We care about our library and proudly promote and enhance its exceptional service to our community.

New members are always welcome! 

Yearly memberships are $10 for those over 18 and $5 for those under 18. Members receive admittance to the “Friends Only” book sale preview and invitations to regular meetings. Membership fees go towards funding our Library programs and services.

Applications may be picked up in the Library, or you can print out the Membership Form and return it to the Library. 

For more information, please call 604.925.7410. 

WVML Friends of the Library Civic Commitment AwardExecutive Committee

Sophia Weremchuk, President
Edda Davis, Vice President
Barbara Drummond, Secretary
Grace Kravac, Treasurer
Maureen Eagle, Membership
Kim Vogt, Member at Large
Kyshirll Emianon, Member at Large

2019 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in the Library's Welsh Hall East, on Wednesdays, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. They provide an opportunity to socialize, plan for upcoming events and review our goals. 

  • January 30 - Annual General Meeting, Elections and Luncheon
  • February 27  
  • April 24
  • June 26 - Strawberry Tea
  • September 25
  • November 27

Next Shred-It Day and Annual Booksale

Shred-it Day: Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10 a.m.  2 p.m.

Book Sale: June 11 (Friends pre-sale), 12 and 13, 2020. 

Activities and Accomplishments

The Friends participate in many activities that contribute to the funding, and welcoming character, of the Library. We are happy to share that the Friends: 

  • Fund and host the Library's Remembrance Day Reception
  • Hold our annual Book Sale and Shred It fundraisers
  • Stock the book cart with great bargains
  • Provide hospitality for Library official and social events, author visits, movie nights and concerts
  • Sponsor the annual North Shore Writers' Festival
  • Sponsor the Summer Reading Clubs for Kids and Teens
  • Donate and arrange floral bouquets that contribute to the Library's inviting atmosphere 

2018 Contributions to West Vancouver Memorial Library

Summer Reading Club                                        $4,131.47

North Shore Writers Festival                                $2,042.91

Research to Remember                                          $531.00

Oral Histories Project                                            $5,017.60

West Vancouver Historical Society Book Launch    $860.66

Bestseller DVDs                                                    $2,000.00

Reading Challenge Link                                        $1,411.00

Volunteer audio recording project                         $1,903.00

E-audiobook Popular Series                                 $2,500.00

Digital Historical Collection                                   $3,500.00

Professional Photography                                    $1,245.00

Advertising for Shred-it                                            $375.97

Total                                                                  $25, 518.61

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