FSJPL: Fort St. John Public Library

Friends of the Library

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from the Friends of the Library Society

 

At our March 21 2017 General Meeting the following Motion was passed;

Friends of the FSJPL will dissolve as a Society unless five Board of Directors come forward before May 1, 2017

to replace the resigning Director(s) and take on the process of conforming to the new BC Society Act over the next year.

We recommend you familiarize yourself with the new BC Societies Act as you contemplate volunteering your time as a Director.

No future event planning will take place until this issue is resolved.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Friends Director and continuing on with the work to support the Fort St John Public Library, please email Theresa or Carol at friendsoffsjpl@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your consideration

Carol Wolford – President

Theresa Mucci-Rodgers - Treasurer


 Book Donation Guidelines

  • Items donated to the library become the property of FSJPL. The library reserves the right to determine items to be used in books sales, items to be put into circulation, and to dispose of non-retained items in a manner that it deems appropriate. 
  • We do not accept the following items:
    • Textbooks
    • VHS tapes
    • Newspapers
    • Encyclopedias
    • Musty, moldy or water damaged books
    • Damaged books in need of repair

Mandate

The Friends of the Fort St. John Public Library is a group of citizens who are interested in a close relationship between the library and the public it serves. Friends organize into a group to assist the library to promote, improve and expand its services.

Function

A Friends group should organize apart from the library and have its own constitution and by-laws, so as to remain independent of the library board and staff while working in close liaison with both. A board trustee may serve as liaison to the group but not as an officer.

Friends provide a community base which is essential to the library's success. They can provide an important adjunct to the trustees and the staff in interpreting the library's function and needs to the community.

Activities

Activities of the Friends may include…

  1. creating public support for expanding programs, including support for funds
  2. encouraging donations
  3. providing assistance to special projects
  4. informing the community of library programs and needs
  5. volunteering to work in the library in specific tasks designated by the librarian

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