Friends of the London Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides community support for our library system in London.
Friends of the London Public Library celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2013. During those 20 years Friends has raised more than 1.18 million dollars, funding that provides value-added enhancements to the Library's programs and services.
Friends of the London Public Library thank the London Free Press and staff for their recent generous donation of a large quantity of books. Books donated to the Friends are sold at The Library Store and the annual book sale and, as with all funds raised by Friends, support a variety of value-added services and programs at London Public Library, particularly those with a focus on literacy. The London Free Press makes an annual donation of books to the Friends and this year's donation was made in the memory of Peter Geigen-Miller, our well remembered Friend and executive member.
Friends of the Library held their volunteer recognition event for Library Store volunteers on December 9, 2013. The Library Store couldn't run without the volunteers who work behind the counter and behind the scenes sorting, shelving and selling books. Library staff who work with the Friends were on hand to express their appreciation along with Friends executive members who hosted the event.
Friends of the London Public Library presented a cheque for $100,000 to Josh Morgan, Chair of the Library Board, and Susannah Hubbard Krimmer, CEO of the Library, at the Library Board meeting on November 28, 2013. Donations made to the Library by the Friends are used to provide enhancements to Library programs, collections and services. In 2013, Friends of the London Public Library donated $180,000 to the Library.
Photo: staff from the Book Store at Western (left to right): Lotte Huxley, Jane Doran (holding photo of Fran Hardman), Pam Kenward and Stephen Cribar.
Friends of the London Public Library chose the Book Store at Western as their 2013 Friend of the Year in recognition of their support for the A Book For Every Child® campaign. The book store staff, past and present, have participated since 1995 by raising funds in various ways and providing boxes of books for the campaign. Many thanks to some very special people for contributing so much over the years.