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Friends of the Bracebridge Public Library

The Friends of the Bracebridge Public Library would like your help. Memberships are free with the option of donating time or money or both. Membership forms are available at the Library.

BPL Friends of the Library 2012

The Friends Aims are:

  • to support the extension of Library services and its varied resources by providing funding not covered by municipal and provincial funding.
  • to help improve community awareness of the services and resources of the Library.
  • to receive and promote gifts, endowments and bequests in support of the aims of the Friends.
  • to help nurture in co-operation with the Library, lifelong learning for all ages of Bracebridge citizens.

Friends Bake & Book Sale - Saturday October 28, 10am - 2pm

The Friends will have thier 2nd annual Bake & Book Sale at the Library on Saturday October 28. Delicious homemade bake goods will be for sale. Come early! Great selection of near new books.

Friends of BPL Book Bags

Book Bags on sale now! Versatile book bags in a choice of two colours both with a unique Muskoka graphic by local artist Wendie Donabie. $12 each. Support your Friends. Support your library.

Friends of the Library Book Nook

The Friends have a on-going book sale area in the Library Reading Room. The books are in near new conditions with great prices. New items come in weekly so make sure to check back often.


The Benefits of becoming a member of the Friends are:

Friends of Library Left to right, top row – Founding executive of the Friends of the Library: Doris Smellie, Arlie Freer, Peter Milner, Dinny McCraney, Cathryn Rodney, Carol Ursano and Bonnie Christie
  • receiving electronic news of Friend’s activities and events
  • helping to promote literary and cultural activities
  • making connections with others who share common interests
  • attending sessions which add to your knowledge of our library’s resources and services
  • helping with existing activities and suggesting new ones
  • visiting other libraries and meeting with the Friends of those libraries.

Your support is vital to the ongoing success of the Friends. Please contact Colleen Manary (President) by email fobpl@outlook.com to become a member or renew your commitment to the Friends.

Charitable tax status has been granted. All donations over $10.00 will receive a Revenue Canada Charitable Tax Receipt. Donations of cash (please include your name and address) or by cheque may be left at the Library to the attention of the Friends.

The FOBPL Book Nook continues to generate good sales from its permanent location offered by the Library in the main floor reading room. Items for sale are not library discards but are gently used, nearly new, donated books in hardcover, trade and paperback editions as well as some audio-visual materials. Sales from the Book Nook are a major source of funds which the Friends use to support the services and resources of the Library. If you have nearly new, recently published books or other materials that you wish to donate please contact Arlie Freer at 705-645-4585.

Special events and book sales will be announced in the Library Events Calendar.

We Need the Library and the Library Needs Us!