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."   


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You can also visit us on Facebook at

"Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library


The new Library at the Academy is now Open For Business:

On November 23rd the relocated Annapolis Royal Library opened its' doors to the community.  We are now located on Ritchie St. at the west end of the Academy building. The new Library has 25 percent more shelf space than the old library, a lot of new books, extended library hours, a dedicated Program room, a larger children's area with new furnishings, a quiet reading room, a high tech Innovation Lab workshop for the whole community, an office for the Library staff (at last!!), a wonderful Commons area with a fireplace lounge, a big work table and whiteboard, several card tables with chairs, a book exchange, a public auditorium for up to 50 people and some wonderful new artwork. And we have new neighbours. The community Food Bank has moved into its new location, just beyond the Library.
The Library is now open on Monday from 10:00 to 5:00, Wednesday  and Thursday from 10:00 to 8:00, Friday from 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00.  Use the west side entrance to the Academy building, off of Ritchie Street. (Just look for the new big Library Book Return bin.) There is visitor parking on site plus on-street parking, and the bus stops at the corner of Ritchie St. and School St. 
The Friends of the Library wish to thank the many people and organizations who have helped create this beautiful new public space for the whole Annapolis Royal area community. Come by for a visit soon. 


The winner of the raffle for the special Library T-Shirt
at the recent Giant Book Sale was:

"Melody Tolson"
Congratulations to Melody and thank you to everyone who bought a ticket.
You are all winners because every dollar raised goes towards
improving your library!!!!!



FOL Officers for 2018-19

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




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!Donate online now with the secure CanadaHelps Website

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

Association of Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library


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