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Thursday, May 5 • 10:45 - 12:00
Friends: Making Connections that Count LIMITED

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Friends groups enable the library to have a greater reach into the community, to increase the library’s visibility, to network and partner with other community organizations and to have advocates for the library who can mobilize quickly and efficiently. Even a small Friends group can accomplish a great deal. They tend to know what works in your community. As volunteers of an autonomous organization created to benefit the library, Friends can undertake projects the library cannot, apply for grants (particularly if they have charitable status), fundraise, hold events outside the library and advocate when needed with direction from the Library Board. This session will provide examples of Friends groups from across Canada which have maximized their community connections, raised significant funds, made citizens more aware of what the library has to offer and who stood up for the library.

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Dorothy Macnaughton

Dorothy has roots in Manitoba, as her mother was born in Benito and her father in Rapid City. Dorothy has been involved with two different Friends of the Library groups for the past 20 years.  The Sault Ste. Marie Friends group is a medium-sized group (population of the Sault is... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:45 - 12:00 CDT