Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library is a non profit organization started by a group of local volunteers. Membership is open to all supporters of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.

The Friends group aims to increase awareness and use of the Library, help ensure the quality of the Library programs and raise funds for the Library. Special projects such as the purchase of French books, book club sets, archival materials, e-readers, IPads and support of children’s programming would all benefit from the Friends fundraising.

Meet the Friends

The Friends lend a helping hand to programs at the Library.
Shown here (L to R) Friends Moira Bell and Dianne Shannon deliver
a donation to Vicki Stevenson and Laura Lee Davies, Rideau Lakes
Public Library in November 2020.

Current Friends Executive

Dianne Shannon (Chair), Lorie Truemner (Secretary), Moira Bell (Treasurer), Hua Franks, and Mary Haskins.

The Friends welcome new volunteers willing to share their talents and skills.

We thank our Friends for their help at our golf tournament, September 17 2021.

 Opportunities to get involved might include:

  • Help at a fundraiser or special event
  • Help to produce promotional materials
  • Help in a library branch
  • Volunteer for an outreach program
  • Volunteer at a library workshop

For further information on becoming a Friend of the Rideau Lakes Public Library, sign up at your local library branch or contact us at

Friends of the Library Activities

Upcoming Events

Please stay tuned for future events.

Greeting Cards Fundraiser. Check them out at the Elgin and South Elmsley branch.

$5 each or 5 for $20

Past Events

Read up on all the latest happenings

Please note that newsletters and reports are in PDF format.

Archived Newsletters

In memory of Sheilagh Dubois, a steadfast Friend of the Library.