Friends Of The Library


Who are the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) is a non-profit volunteer group structured to provide support to the Library, fundraise to supplement library programs and services, and promote awareness of the role of the Library within the community.

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month and as necessary throughout the year. If you would like further information about the Friends of the Library, please email us at or leave us a message. at 705.429.5481.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Dive into a literary treasure trove at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale! Join us at 148 Silver Birch Avenue and discover hidden gems and literary delights.

Every purchase makes a difference, by supporting library programs and services. Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your book collection and contribute to our community.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Elegance and Charm at the Wasaga Beach Friends of the Library Mother’s Day Tea.

This exciting event will include a full tea service including finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with homemade preserves, a selection of sweet treats, and of course tea! Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Library.

Ways To Get Involved

There are many different ways to become a Friend of the Library, depending on your skill set, passion and time.

Programs and Events

The FOTL works with Library staff on selected programs and special events. 


Promoting the Library’s mission and vision to the community is an important function of the FOTL. 


Join the executive and help determine the priorities of the group. 


Since it’s inception in 2016 the Friends of the Library have been involved in numerous fundraising activities. All funds raised go to supplement Library programs and activities. Some examples of our fundraising efforts include: 

  • Silent Auctions
  • Pampered Chef
  • Quilt Auction
  • Fashion Show & Silent Auction 
  • Water Bottle Sales
  • Used Book Sales
  • Bake Sale
  • Vesey Bulbs & Seed Sales
  • Plover Cards Sale
  • Book Tote Sale

Proceeds from fundraising activities have gone towards:

  • Easy Chairs & Electric Fireplace
  • 3 Lego Robots & Tablets
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
  • 2 Author Talks
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
  • Read Canada Passports
  • Entertainment for Summer Kick-Off Events
  • 8 Children’s Ottomans
  • 2 Winter Kits
  • Light Therapy Lamp
  • Transport Wheel Chair
  • Floor Mats for Storytime
  • Chair Yoga Program
  • Mobile Easel Activity Centre
  • Roll-Away Kids Table
  • Adult Book Kits
  • Senior Active Mind Kit
  • Stonebridge Santa Photos


The Friends of the Library also applies for grants to supplement the Library’s needs, including:

  • Municipal Grant for Outdoor Classroom
  • Retired Teachers Of Ontario Grant for Bookmobile Awning
  • Municipal Grant For Summer Reading School Challenge


In order to advocate for the Library the Friends of the Library have participated in many community events and activities: 

  • Snowman Mania 
  • Remembrance Day Gathering 
  • Bluesfest 
  • Holly Jolly 
  • Spring Kickup Event
  • Summer Wrap Up Party 
  • Seniors Expo 
  • Library Week 
  • Wasaga Farmers’ Market