Become a Friend of the Annapolis Royal Library

Users and supporters of the Annapolis Royal Library are invited to become members of our "Friends" group. Our principal goal is: "To support the improvement and expansion of services and programs offered by the Annapolis Royal Branch of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library."   

JOIN NOW!

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~ Next Friends of the Library Meeting ~

To Be Announced
Members and Potential Members welcome!!

You can also visit us on Facebook. Our page is listed as,
"Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library

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Time for a "Grow Our Library" Party!!

Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 owl-party
at the "Old" Library 

Help us Celebrate 
another  major grant
we have received
for the new Library.

Come out for balloons,
cake and lemonade,
Bring a friend or two, and

Support your Library!!

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Or donate/pledge by mail
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FOL Officers for 2017

At the AGM held on January 13th,
the following slate of officers was elected for 2017
Linda Moffat President
Anna Kate NewmanVice President
Derek Hawkins Treasurer
Giselle Beauchamp - Secretary
Jon PercyMembership Coordinator

David TinkerChair of the Board

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Help us Grow Our Library

Please consider making a donation or pledge to
the Library Expansion fund

You can either donate directly online via the CanadaHelps secure site (click button to start) or download a copy of the donation/pledge form that can be dropped off at the library or put in the post.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!Donate online now with the secure CanadaHelps Website

Or donate/pledge by mail
Donation/Pledge Card MS Word         Donation/Pledge Card PDF

Frequently Asked Questions About
the Annapolis Royal Library

Proposed Design for the New Library

 Great News!!!!! The Friends of the Library, in cooperation with Town of Annapolis Royal and the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, have agreed in principle on a revised design concept for relocating the town library to the Academy - ARRA building.  The Friends of the Library continues our commitment to help the Town of Annapolis Royal raise the funds necessary to make this concept a reality.

Growing Our Library
Four years ago, the Association of Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library, on behalf of the over 2000 library users, made an appeal to the Annapolis Royal Town Council for a larger public library space. At that time we, the Friends group, noted that at least three quarters of the Annapolis Royal Library card holders actually lived outside of the town. We therefore pledged to assist the Town of Annapolis Royal by raising funds to enlarge the library. In the fall of 2015 the Town came to the Friends group and the AVRL with a proposal to relocate and enlarge the library by moving it into the west wing of the proposed new Academy development. The Town, the AVRL Board and the Friends group reviewed the initial proposal and identified a number of concerns. In late 2016, once the Academy condominium project began, the Town commissioned Hatch Engineering and Jost Architects to develop a revised proposal that would address these concerns. This revised proposal has now been accepted in principle by both the Town Council and the AVRL Board, contingent upon the securing of the necessary funding for the project. Visit the Grow Our Library Page for more details about the revised expansion plans.

Raising the Necessary Funds
The Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library began fund raising for the expansion of the Library several years ago. In the fall of 2016, after the Academy development agreement was signed, we began actively seeking leadership donations and grants to fund the creation of a new library at the Academy. The Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library have set our own fund raising goal for the new library at $225,000. Thanks to our prior fund raising activities, some large private pledges and a very generous grant from Annapolis County, we have already generated over $140,000 in grants, donations and pledges towards this goal. We are ready to make a public funding appeal to the whole community of library supporters: library users, local businesses, ARRA alumni, and residents and former residents of the Town and the surrounding area.

Donate or Pledge Now!
We are now reaching out to you---- Please help us meet this fund raising goal and help create a beautiful, bright, modern library and community space for tomorrow and for future generations. With your financial support, and with the assistance of various granting agencies which we have approached, we hope to have that funding in place in time for renovations for the new library to begin in the fall of 2017, and for the library to open in early 2018. Please consider making a donation now, to the Annapolis Royal Library Expansion Fund. You can either donate directly online via the CanadaHelps secure site (click button to start) or download a copy of the donation/pledge form that can be dropped off at the library or put in the post.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!Donate online now with the secure CanadaHelps Website

Or donate/pledge by mail
Donation/Pledge Card MS Word         Donation/Pledge Card PDF

Thank You! We appreciate your donation and would like to acknowledge your gift. We have various recognized donor levels, and, of course, all donations over $25.00 will receive a charitable donation tax refund receipt. All donations will be acknowledged and appropriately recognized in the new library space, unless you specifically request to remain anonymous. If you would like make a donation specifically for a particular area of the new library - you can do it! You could direct your donation to more holdings, toys, artwork, comfortable seating, etc.  See the New Library page for more information on donation opportunities. We will do our best to see that your wishes are met.

Thank-you!!!!
Association of Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library


Latest (June 2017) site plan for
the new library space at the Academy

site plan june 2017 revised

PDF copy of new Library Site Plan June 2017 Revised

 "The greatest university of all is a collection of books"
                                    Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)