Cape Breton Regional Library

Friends of McConnell Library

What is the Friends of the McConnell Library Society?

The Friends of the McConnell Library Society is a volunteer group of interested citizens, representing the community, whose purpose is to recognize and support the work of the Library and to help with raising the profile of the library in the community and raising funds to support the work of the Library.

Purpose and Roles of the Society

Publicity and advocacy – raise public and government awareness of issues facing the library. Advocate on the Library’s behalf and disseminate Library news to community members.
Library Promotion – help promote library programs, materials, upcoming events, and campaigns to local residents through word of mouth.
Fundraising – help raise funds to enhance the materials and services available at the library, by promoting Library-sponsored or Friends-sponsored campaigns and events. The Friends will periodically receive a Library “wish list” suggested by Library management to guide the use of the funds toward the areas of greatest need.

Library Board – charged with legal and financial responsibility for the Library.

Library Staff – carry out the policies of the Library Board, which is their employer.

Friends of the Library – exists as an entity separate from the Library, although its activities are devoted to assisting and supporting the Library.

Membership

Membership for the Friends is available at $5/person and $10/family for a year. A lifetime membership is available for $25.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the McConnell Library, email rgillis@nssc.library.ns.ca, call 902-562-3279, or drop by the McConnell Library and ask for details.