Thank you, Chesley Area Friends of the Library

Bruce County Public Library received a thoughtful donation of $7,680 towards the Bookmobile campaign from the Chesley Area Friends of the Library.

The Friends have been volunteering in Chesley for close to two decades. In 2007 we saw them receive the much-deserved Gabriele Schrieber Friends of the Year Award by Friends of Canadian Libraries after they showcased amazing efforts in helping Chesley secure a fresh, new library and raised over $50,000 to support these efforts.

Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers organized independently from the Library. Their purposes are to promote and publicize library services, fundraise, raise awareness and advocate when requested by the Library and Library Board. 

Unfortunately, 2022 will be The Chesley Area Friends’ final year, as they have decided to disband. They have shown insurmountable generosity since their beginning and will be greatly missed.

This final donation will aid the Bruce County Public Library Bookmobile project in its goal to serve the under-serviced communities in Bruce County. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Chesley Area Friends from the Bruce County Public Library and Library Board.

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Assistant Branch Supervisor, Brandy with Chesley Area Friends of the Library members Barb Young and Doug Walsh