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Friends of the Prescott Library

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Friends of the Prescott Library

The Friends of the Prescott Library is a not-for-profit voluntary organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the services of the Prescott Public Library. This includes programs and activities for members of all ages.

We aim to enrich the cultural environment of the community by sponsoring special events, arranging book and poetry readings, fostering book clubs, enhancing story writing skills, promoting reading programs for young people and adolescents and arranging events that encourage everyone to read.

Our activities will be directed to strengthening all aspects of our Library as an essential economic and social resource of our community.


  • Promote goodwill and support for the Prescott Public Library

  • Stimulate public awareness of Library needs

  • Seek out sources of cultural and educational programs for the Library and to occasionally sponsor such programs

  • Promote a library system second to none through its advocacy role

  • Ensure, through fundraising, that the Library is able to offer to patrons enhanced services and resources beyond the basic offerings

  • Promote love of reading and love of learning

  • Provide for all interested persons an active forum for the discussion of books and ideas

  • Assist in the promotion of literacy in the community

The Government of Ontario's Seniors Community Grant Program "Ontario 150" gave the Friends of the Prescott Library a unique and special opportunity to make a significant gift to our Library, its patrons and our community. Our Library received additional assistance for this story sharing project in 2018 through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.