This year’s Spring Book Sale will take place from Weds, Apr 10 – Sun, Apr 14, 2013. Mark your calendar
Members-only “first choice” sale happens Wednesday night from 6pm – 9pm. You can renew your membership online or at the door for just $10. The annual membership period runs from April 1 through March 31.
If you are not a member, the sale opens to the public on Thursday.
Public Sale Hours
- Thursday, April 11: 12 noon until 9pm.
- Friday, April 12: 9:30 am to 5 pm.
- Saturday, April 13: 9:30 am to 5 pm.
- Sunday, April 14: 1pm to 4pm (all books 1/2 price).
If you have books you’d like to donate to the sale, please drop them off at Central Branch, 120 Navy Street (where the sale will be held).
If you’d like to volunteer to help out, read our Volunteering Info page, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us advertise! Download the Spring Book Sale poster, print it out, and put it up at your office or local coffee shop!
At the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Oakville Public Library, a new Board was voted in. Carolyne Darimont will serve as Chair for two years. Lin Mackrael is Vice Chair. Moira Fogarty is now Media and Communications Officer; Des Armstrong is our new Recording Secretary; and Albert Darimont is our official Book Sale and Special Events Coordinator. Des has recently immigrated from the south of England, and had only been in Canada for three months when he volunteered to join our team!
Continuing in their present positions are: Stephen Firth — Treasurer; Debbie Mackenzie — Friendly Finds; Angela Kerr — Membership Coordinator; Peter Broadhurst — Member-at-Large.
After six years as chair, Dr. Maureen Rudzik is stepping down to assume the role of Past Chair from Bill McLaney, who will become a Member-at-Large.
We have high hopes that this new Board will achieve great things. We hope that we will continue to serve both the Library and the community well.
Guest speakers Julia and Emma Mogus spoke clearly and with real passion about their cause, ‘Books With No Bounds’. They are two teenagers pursuing a dream: To send books to Aboriginal children in Northern Ontario. With over 10,0000 books shipped to northern communities to date, they have far surpassed their original goals and just keep on going strong. Emma and Julia collected books from the Friends of the Library late last year for their project.
Thanks also to Elsie Kossatz for kindly providing refreshments and warm hospitality after the meeting.
The Friends of the Oakville Public Library is a volunteer advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of the library’s programs and services and the enhancement of those services through a variety of community events and fund-raising activities.
Since its inception in 1993, the Friends have contributed almost $500,000 to the Oakville Public Library.
The Annual General Meeting for the Friends of the Library will be held on Wednesday January 16, 2013, at the Central Library (120 Navy Street, Oakville) at 6 pm.
The speakers at this meeting will be Julia and Emma Mogus, of Books with no Bounds.
There will be a brief business meeting during which the slate of officers for the coming two years will be proposed for a vote.
All are invited, however, only members can vote. Memberships will be for sale at the meeting or can be purchased online at http://friendsofthelibrary.ca/benefits-of-membership/
Members can send a proxy. AGM PROXY FORM 2013.
o Past Chair – Maureen Rudzik
o Chair – Carolyne Darimont
o Vice Chair – Lin Mackrael
o Communications & Media – Moira Fogarty
o Treasurer – Stephen Firth
o Membership – Angela Kerr
o Friendly Finds – Deb MacKenzie
o Book Sale Coordinator – Albert Darimont
o Secretary – OPEN
o Member at Large – Peter Broadhurst
o Member at Large – Bill McLaney
This will be followed by a reception.