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 ~ 

Tuesday April 10th at 7 p.m.
at the Library

A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation
by Ann-Marie Mathieu, CEO of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library.
Ann-Marie will update us on recent developments
in the Valley Library system, and across the province.
Everyone welcome!!!

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You can also visit us on Facebook at

"Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library

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Linda Moffatt Receives Well-deserved Volunteer Award

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Linda Moffat has been President of the Association of Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library (FoL) since the organization was re-established in 2008. But even prior to that, Linda had a lifelong, unwavering passion for building literate, growing and engaged communities. So when the issue of library accommodations arose and Annapolis Royal needed a new expanded library, Linda combined her passion with her leadership skills, strong work ethic, collaborative team spirit and a lifetime of work and volunteer experience, and produced unprecedented results which have and will benefit hundreds of our local citizens for years to come.

Linda took a strong leadership role on behalf of the Association members and the executive to work with the town of Annapolis Royal, The Annapolis Valley Regional Library, and interested local individuals and stakeholders to support the fund raising efforts for the new home for the library. She met with municipal, provincial and federal officials to help gain support for the project and was instrumental in leading a strong community-based fund raising effort. Linda liaised with engineers, library staff, architects and the library expansion committee to ensure that the needs of the community/library users would be met through the project. It is thanks to Linda's work and leadership with the Library Expansion Committee that the goals were exceeded and $190,000 was raised in only 12 months! This will enable Annapolis Royal to have a spacious, modern and innovative new library at The Academy in 2018. 

This success has come from working daily, week after week, year round. The hundreds and hundreds of hours Linda has spent on the FoL has not just been on the expansion project. She has also been active with membership recruitment, gathering, sorting, hauling and selling books, organizing and executing numerous fund raising events and speakers series, as well as writing grant proposals and promotional material.  

This project has been a culmination of all the many volunteer projects Linda has devoted herself to her entire adult life. The experience of being a founding member of A Royal Consort, running a summer day camp for children and a Sunday School program, serving on local and provincial church committees, and putting in 14 hour days at the Wharf Rat Rally has given Linda the incredible skills she has used to the benefit of the FoL and community of Annapolis Royal.

Congratulations and Thank You Linda!!!!!

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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
Jane Power-Grimm - Secretary
Jon PercyMembership Coordinator

David TinkerChair of the Board

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Book donations to Friends of the Library 

The Annapolis Royal Library is having a bit of trouble coping with book donations for FOL book sales being dropped off at the branch. As you know, space in the existing library is extremely limited and boxes piled by the door detract from the appearance and hamper passage. We extend thanks for supporting the Friends with book donations. However, we are no longer accepting Book Sale items at the library. We will make another arrangement to collect books late next spring as we prepare for our summer book sales.  Thanks for your understanding.

You can, however, still donate books directly to the Valley Library for their use but please follow their donation guidelines

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Fantastic News about the Academy!!!!!!

The Academy building will continue its amazing transformation into 2018! 🎉 Over the past year the classroom and office space of The... Academy has been converted into a beautiful condo development thanks to Jacob Tanner Developments, and NOW the remaining space will take on a life of its own.

Today, Colin Fraser, MP for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) announced funding of $255,400 through their Innovative Communities Fund to be used in conjunction with a $230,822 investment from the Town of Annapolis Royal, $30,000 from the Province of Nova Scotia, $40,000 from the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, and the generous donations from the Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library totaling $115,290.

Today’s investment in The Academy builds on commitments made to drive economic growth in the region. This type of modern community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs, provides better access to community services, helps attract new business and investment to the area, and encourages innovation and development in people of all ages.

We are so excited to start this special project for the community and the anticipated completion date is in late Spring / early Summer 2018. We’d like to thank everyone involved to date in making this project a reality, and to ACOA for their announcement which has been the final piece in the realization of this dream. [Heather McCormick]

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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.

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Or donate/pledge by mail
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Frequently Asked Questions About
the Annapolis Royal Library

Proposed Design for the New Library

 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)