Friends of the Library


We get by with a little help from our Friends!

The Friends of the Library raised over $16,000 in 2023! Thank you to the Friends who volunteer their time to raising funds for special programs and initiatives at the Library. 

Interested in becoming a Friend? Already a Friend and would like to renew? Fill out the membership & renewal form! 


2024 Events 

  • Book Sale - over $7,200 raised - THANK YOU!
    February 16-18 | Hours vary | Lynn Valley Village Community Room
  • Donation Drive 
    Tuesday, April 30 | 4:00pm-7:00pm | Lynn Valley Village Community Room | Learn more
  • Book Sale
    May 3-5 | Hours vary | Lynn Valley Village Community Room | Learn more
  • Book Sale
    October 18-20 | Hours vary | Lynn Valley Village Community Room 
    Learn more

We hope to see you! Please note these events are subject to change. Check our Events Calendar closer to the events for updates. 


Donate to the Friends of the Library and help support special projects and initiatives at North Vancouver District Public Library.


Purchase The Salmon People Print

Take home a piece of the Library and add a little Coast Salish spirit to your walls. The Salmon People mural was painted by renowned local artist Latash-Maurice Nahanee in 2013. Learn more about The Salmon People Print

  • Framed prints: $225.00
  • Unframed prints: $100.00
The Salmon People prints can be purchased at the Circulation Desk of any NVDPL location. Cash or cheque only. Address cheques to the Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library. All funds benefit the Friends of the Library.


Meetings & Minutes

Want to know what was talked about at the last Friends meeting? Check out the minutes from previous Friends of the Library meetings! Interested in attending the next meeting? Email for more information.


Who Are the Friends of the Library?

We are a group of community members dedicated to the support and enhancement of North Vancouver District Public Library facilities, services and programs. Our members range from high-schoolers to seniors and we’re always happy to welcome new Friends. If you love your Library and want to make a difference, become a member! You can participate as much or as little as you like. 

What do the Friends do?

The Friends help support North Vancouver District Public Library in a variety of ways, including:

  • Financially support major events like prizes for the Summer Reading Club and the North Shore Writers Festival. 
  • Host fundraisers, like the Big Book Sales, that support special projects at the Library. 
  • Volunteer at library events like District Library Gallery Art Receptions, the Whisky Library Fundraiser, & more.
  • Purchase items to benefit NVDPL, like learning games for kids, reading chairs for families, book carts, and more! 
Donations are always welcome and a tax receipt will be issued for amounts of $20 and over. 


If you love your Library and want to make a difference, become a member! We welcome new Friends all year long. Membership is just $5 for one year, valid January to December. Other perks include: 

  • Having fun and meeting new people
  • Volunteering and feeling good about supporting a service that benefits the community
  • Volunteer at a Book Sale and take home items for FREE
  • Members Only VIP Book Sale Nights
  • Volunteer recognition awards 


What have we recently contributed to NVDPL?

The Friends have been fundraising for improvements to the physical spaces of North Vancouver District Public Library branches. The following is a list of our recent donations:

  • StoryLab Digital Creation Space
  • Activities and furniture for the children's department at all three branches
  • Large comfy chairs for Lynn Valley Library
  • Fireplace at Capilano Library
  • Parkgate Library study room and Capilano Library reading lounge
  • District Library Gallery installation equipment
  • Dana Irving mural in Lynn Valley Program Room
  • Furniture for Lynn Valley Library Children’s Department
  • Children’s storytime rug for Lynn Valley Library
  • Summer Reading Club and Trick is to Read book prizes each year
  • Book shopping carts at all three locations

Since 1995 we have donated more than $150,000 to the North Vancouver District Public Library.

Executive Committee (2023)

  • President: Jo-Anne Chilton
  • Vice President: Catherine Rickey
  • Secretary: Marti Sevier 
  • Treasurer: Marge Zieroth 
  • Membership Liaison: Hin Lee

Our AGM is held once a year, at which time elections for the new executive are held. Please consider submitting your name for any of the positions.