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 18 and under. 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
Pat Bunnag, Secretary
Pat Taylor, Treasurer
Judy Bickart, Membership
Maureen Eagle, Member at Large
Grace Kravac, Member at Large
Kim Vogt, Member at Large

2020 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 22 - Annual General Meeting, Elections and Luncheon
  • February 26  
  • April 29 - cancelled
  • June 24 - Strawberry Tea 
  • September 23
  • November 25

Next Shred-It Day and Annual Booksale - postponed until further notice

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 

2019 Contributions to West Vancouver Memorial Library

PROGRAMMING
Summer Reading Club $ 5,769.56
North Shore Writers’ Festival $ 2,949.55
Reading Circles – $ 1,892.50
Honouring Reconciliation
Oral Histories Project $ 1,500.00

COLLECTIONS
Best Seller DVDs $ 2,000.00
Reading Link Challenge $ 1,606.88
Volunteer Audio Recording Project $ 968.53
Family Explorer Backpack Kits $ 1,926.25

PROMOTION
Professional Photography $ 990.00
Advertising for Friends Events $ 462.18

Digitization Projects $ 3,634.44
Panel of Knowledge Art Commission $14,114.66

TOTAL $37,814.55

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