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  • WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

    Friends believe in the value of literacy and learning and are committed to supporting all twenty Winnipeg Public Library branches in their service to the community. We are a volunteer charitable organization and an important partner of the Winnipeg Public Library.

    We raise funds through member fees, donations and corporate support. In addition, we organize two annual events and operate a gift shop.  All net proceeds go to support library projects and programs.

    Books & Brunch. Spring 2015 will be our 10th annual – a lovely event featuring interesting local personalities speaking on Books I have known and loved.

    Used Book Sale. Since 2004 we have held a fall book sale. Thousands of quality books, hundreds of buyers – this sale has become one of the city’s finest.

    Best of Friends Gift Shop. nine years in business and going strong.  Located at the Millennium Library and operated mostly by volunteers, this busy little shop offers an amazing variety of stationery and giftware. In addition, we feature the work of many local artisans.

    Notes. Our quarterly newsletter is widely distributed to members and supporters.