About




The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library are a group of enthusiastic people of all ages interested in volunteering their time, energy and ideas in support of the Greater Victoria Public Library.

WHAT DO THE FRIENDS DO?

Share our talents as volunteers.
 
Promote the library in the community
 
Raise funds to enhance library materials and programs.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 
Join the Friends and show your support for the Greater Victoria Public Library.
 
Volunteer at our book sales.
 
Volunteer at the Friendshop
 
Join the Friends’ Board of Directors.

Contribute to our newsletter.

Like us on Facebook
 
SOME HISTORY

The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library are a group of enthusiastic people of all ages interested in volunteering their time, energy and ideas in support of the Greater Victoria Public Library.
The Friends history dates back to 1954 when the Greater Victoria Public Library was still the Victoria Public Library. We have been active in our present form since 1979 when the late author Terry Reksten became the first president.
In the past 15 years the Friends have raised over $600,000. All proceeds from our annual book sales and the ongoing sales of books at the Friendshop at the Central Library and through library carts at the branches go towards the programs and services of the Library.
With a membership of almost 300, we Friends keep very busy! Once books are withdrawn from Library shelves they become the property of the Friends of the Library. We make these books available at our book sales, on bookcarts in all branches, or at the Friendshop at the Central Library. In addition to offering some great bargains, the sales generate enormous goodwill towards the Library.