Friends of the Canmore Library

What Do the Friends Do?

  • Raise funds for identified needs beyond the scope of the Library's budget.
  • Organize 3 annual book sales (Spring, Summer and Fall).
  • Host a Speaker Series covering topics of interest to local residents.
  • Host a stall at the Mountain Market in August.

Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends have raised over $238,000 in the past 10 years to help with additional financial support for the Library. These funds are used to purchase items such as furniture, shelving and to enhance the Library's collection and programs. Look for a special bookplate acknowledging  Friends of the Library funding on each item purchased.


Who Can Be a Friend?

Anyone with an interest in a strong and vibrant Canmore Library.

What are the Benefits of Membership?
You'll meet interesting people and will have the personal satisfaction of knowing that you're making a difference in your Library.  You can participate in Friends activities and will be notified of upcoming meetings and events.  As a Friend you will also be granted early admission to the book sales on the Friday evenings at 6pm.

How Can You Join?
Memberships are available at the Canmore Library year round or at the book sales for just $5 per person or $10 per family.  The membership year is September 1st to August 31st.

How Can You Help?
We welcome your donations!
Friends of the Canmore Library Society is a charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency. As such, we are able to issue official receipts for income tax purposes. Donations by cheque or cash can be dropped off at the Library, addressed to the Friends, or mailed to:
Friends of the Canmore Library Society
Unit 101, 700 Railway Avenue
Canmore, AB  T1W 1P4

  • Make a donation via ATBcares
  • Return your bottle to the depot and ask for the Friends to be credited with your refund.