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Friends of the Library

Thank You Friends!

The Library Board and staff are extremely grateful to our dedicated Friends of the Library for their recent generous donation of $26,000. Their support and hard work over the years has been truly amazing and we value their volunteer efforts tremendously. Thank you Friends!

L to R: Simon Tang (Richmond Public Library Board Chair), Betsy Blair (Chair of the Friends), Alison Cormack (Past Chair of the Friends), Benoit Yuen (Friends of the Library, Programs), Debby Newton (Friends of the Library, Secretary)

Who We Are

The Friends of the Richmond Public Library are advocates and supporters of library services in Richmond, B.C. Friends organized in 1972 to promote better library service in our community, and continues to promote its original objectives...

  • to focus public attention on the library
  • to stimulate the use of the library's resources and services
  • to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library
  • to lend legislative support where needed
  • to support the freedom to read

Friends of the Richmond
Public Library 2016 Executive

ChairBetsy Blair
Vice-ChairCatherine Ko
TreasurerDiane Hartley
ProgramsBonnie Walker
SecretaryBenoit Yuen
MembershipDebby Newton
PublicityFlorence Sung

How to Get Involved

Membership in Friends of the Richmond Public Library is open to all who support the objects of the society. The membership year begins with the annual meeting in November, but new members are welcome any time. Anyone interested in becoming a member of this energetic group of library supporters can call the library at 604-231-6422 or email the Friends directly at friendsoftherichmondlibrary@gmail.com.

Friends of the Library Book Sales



2016 Date Time Location

SPRING SALE

April 2nd 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422

SPRING SALE

April 3rd 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422

FALL SALE

October 1st TBD Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422

FALL SALE

October 2nd TBD Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
604-718-8422

Friends organize semi-annual sales of used books. These sales have become very popular community events, making low-cost reading available to everyone, as well as raising funds for special library projects. Recent purchases include large print books and furniture for the Hamilton Branch.

This year Friends will be adding children's books to the Mini Book Sales, in past years only current adult fiction were for sale.

Each Richmond Public Library branch also has an ongoing in-house booksale.

2016 Date Time Location

MINI SALE

February 20th 10:00 AM : 3:00 PM Brighouse branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413

MINI SALE

March 19th 10:00 AM : 3:00 PM Brighouse branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413

MINI SALE

August 6th 10:00 AM : 3:00 PM Brighouse branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413

MINI SALE

September 10th 10:00 AM : 3:00 PM Brighouse branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
604-231-6413