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Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Library

A not-for profit organization founded in 2001, the Friends of the Township of Russell Public Library currently has two chapters: the Russell Branch Chapter, created in 2012, and the Embrun Branch Chapter, created in 2011. These groups support the development of the library and promote its services and resources through fundraising, promotional and lobbying activities.

Recent Projects (Russell Chapter)

  • Donation of prizes for the finalists of the Teen Poetry Contest (2018).
  • Sponsorship of the Monkey Rock Music presentation – March Break 2016.
  • Sale of used books at the Living Locally Fair (2014-2018).
  • Organization of Christmas storytelling events (2014-2016).
  • Donation of iPad minis and other participation prizes – Summer Reading Club (2013-2017).
  • Organization of Christmas basket fundraiser (2014-2015).
  • Fundraising sale of photo greeting cards, handmade wooden bird feeders and Avon products.
  • Organization of a silent auction (2012 and 2016).

Recent Projects (Embrun Chapter)

  • Donation of prizes for the finalists of the Teen Poetry Contest (2018).
  • Organization of a family event – Magic Show (2014).
  • Organization of Christmas storytelling events (2014-2016).
  • Donation of GRAND PRIZE and participation prizes – Summer Reading Club (2011-2017).
  • Donation of children’s play structures (2014).
  • Presentation of the Franco-Ontarian movie “La Sacrée” (2012).

In 2008, the organization launched the innovative “bookcrossing” initiative Pick-Me-Up! – in cooperation with twelve local businesses. This program was the recipient of a Ontario Ministry of Culture Innovation Award.


Russell Chapter

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Della Allen, Chair
  • Sue Tranquilla, Vice-Chair
  • Diane Ceponkus, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Dianne Graham, Director
  • Deron Brookes, Director
  • Anne De Waal, Director
  • Alice Proper, Director

Embrun Chapter

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Mireille Patenaude, Chair
  • Louise Deslauriers, Vice-Chair
  • Lise Boucher, Secretary
  • André Hamel, Treasurer

Constitution

Friends’ Constitution & Bylaws [PDF]


Become a Friend

Anyone interested in supporting the development of library programs and services can become a Friend. Membership cards are available at both branches of the Library or can be obtained by contacting one of the Directors.

Membership Dues 2018
(Russell Chapter)

    (Membership cards are valid for 1 year)

  • Individual membership: $5
  • Family membership: $10
  • Corporate membership: $50
  • Life membership: $100

Membership Dues 2018
(Embrun Chapter)

    (Membership cards are valid for 2 years)

  • Individual membership: $5
  • Family membership: $10
  • Corporate membership: $50
  • Life membership: $100

Contact the Friends
Russell Chapter

  • Postal address: 1053 Concession St.
    Box 280 – RUSSELL, ON K4R 1E1
  • Phone: 613.445.3740 (Della Allen)
  • Phone: 613.445.8265 (Diane Ceponkus)
  • E-mailk_dallen@rogers.com

Contact the Friends
Embrun Chapter