Friends of the Red Deer Public Library

Friends of the Red Deer Public Library

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The Society of the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library

Because Your Library Matters!

RDPL is fortunate to have the support of The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library, an amazing group of enthusiastic volunteers and library lovers who create awareness and appreciation of library services in the community and provide monetary support for programs and materials during various fundraising initiatives.

To find out more about how you might become involved in the important work the Friends are doing, please contact:
Lesley Caddy, President of the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library: friendsofrdpl@gmail.com, opens a new window

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What do the Friends do?

The Friends raise funds for these AWESOME library initiatives:

  • The RDPL Summer Reading Club
  • Red Deer Reads
  • An outdoor book return at the Dawe Branch
  • FREE First Thursday Concerts
  • RDPL's Book Bike!
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • A fireplace, patio furniture, and reading garden at the Dawe Branch
  • Furniture
  • Special library collections and kits
  • and many more library projects*

How do the Friends raise funds?

Funds for the library are raised through:

  • Selling donated books at Downtown Branch Friends Bookshop and book sale racks at Dawe and Timberlands Branches
  • Biannual Public Book Sales
  • Casinos
  • Sales of book-themed clothing and merchandise
  • Hosting special events and fundraisers

Why should I become a Friend?

As a friend member, you are entitled to:

  • Attend the Members-Only Advance Book Sale Evening. Members get to shop at this event before the public to get the best books and items available!
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Provide input on society initiatives.
  • Serve on the Friends Board of Directors.
  • Receive the Friends newsletter.
  • Serve your community by helping raise awareness of the library in the community and raise funds for important library initiatives!
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Donations to The Friends of RDPL

The Friends gratefully accept public donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and magazines for resale, with all proceeds going towards library initiatives. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers Digests, and older magazines.

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Become a Friend of the Red Deer Public Library today!

The Friends' annual membership fee has been waived for 2021! (usually the fee is $15 for an individual or $20 for a family).

Contact Lesley Caddy, President of the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library, to become a Member! Email: friendsofrdpl@gmail.com, opens a new window

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