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 ~

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


FOL Officers for 2016

At the AGM held on January 13th,
the following slate of officers was elected for 2016
Linda Moffat – President
Lesley MacDonald – Vice President
Derek Hawkins – Treasurer
Anna Kate Newman - Secretary
Jon Percy – Membership Coordinator

David Tinker – Chair of the Board

 

~ What's New With FOL? ~

Help! Space Needed for Book Storage
The Friends Group is currently seeking new storage space for our used book collection. They usually only take the space of one or two palettes and we are looking for a space free from dampness, accessible year-round, and not too difficult to access (not a lot of stairs!). If you can help us that would be so wonderful. We usually only add to the collection once a month or so during the winter and a bit more frequently in the summer when we are selling at the Farmers Market. Please get in touch with Linda Moffat if you can give us a hand with this -
                                     902-532-0856   or  lkmoffat1@gmail.com 

Autumn Speaker Series – Travellers’ Tales
The Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library invite you to the second in our autumn Travellers’ Tales speaker presentations. “Documentary filmmaker Tim Wilson (Griefwalker, The Last Weir) takes us to remote Fogo Island, Newfoundland, often rhapsodized as “the edge of the earth”. It’s the site of a bold experiment in contemporary art and social entrepreneurship — and a stunning, much-lauded “geotourist” Inn that’s been modelled on a fishing shack. In a presentation entitled “The Little Island That Could”, Tim will present excerpts from his films and photographs, and tell stories of his adventures. Please join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Hall, St. George Street Annapolis Royal. You are invited to make a free-will donation to the Friends of the Library fundraising campaign to relocate the library to the Academy. For information call 902-532-0856.

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Note: the winter "Afternoon With Friends" series will be announced shortly.

6th Annual Giant Book Sale 

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Still setting up and sorting!

Still setting up and sorting!

The Friends of the Annapolis Library 6th Annual Giant Book sale will take place on Saturday, November 19th , 2016 from 9:00 – noon in the St. Luke’s Church Hall on St. George St., Annapolis Royal. A huge selection of gently used, reasonably priced books to appeal to all interests will be available for your consideration. There will also be an opportunity to join or renew your membership in the Association of Friends of the Annapolis Royal Library. Information about, and pledge cards to support, the fundraising campaign to relocate the library to the Academy Development will also be available. Everyone is welcome.

Grow Our Library
The redevelopment of the former Annapolis Royal Regional Academy (ARRA) into The Academy Project is now going ahead. As a result, planning is now underway for the relocation of the Annapolis Royal library into the new Academy Development. The Town of Annapolis Royal is busy working with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) to finalize the arrangements for the move and accompanying renovations. Meanwhile, the Friends of the Library are busy with grant writing, approaching sponsors and general fundraising so that we can ensure that we will move into a large, bright, comfortable, beautiful and modern space. Many grants require matching community support, so we are reaching out to members of the community to make a pledge of support for this exciting project. Please visit the Grow Our Library page for details on how you can help.

We are in Book Collection mode, once again!!!
It is, once again, time to cull your bookshelves and bring in good condition, high quality paperbacks and hard cover books that to sell at the Market. Books can be dropped off at the Library. If you have more than a box of books to donate, please call Linda (902)-532-0856 or Jon (902) 532- 5129,  to arrange for a pick-up.  We can only take books that are re-saleable; ie. no texts, no mouldy books, and no multi-volume sets. If you would like to help with the Market sale table some Saturday over the summer, give Linda a call. It is a lot of fun, and a truly great way to support your Library.

 

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