Friends of the Library
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Fundraising - Years in Review

"Helping make a great library even better - for 26 years"!  The Friends of the Mississauga Library System has sponsored, over the past 16 years, the following:

  • annual Summer Reading Club and Winter Reading Club
  • annual Read To Succeed, Grade 4 Read to Succeed Program and Grade 8 Reference Skills Program
  • display cases in Heritage Hallway, Central Library
  • meeting room plaques and signage for Heritage Hallway in the Central Library
  • printing services for Library brochures and flyers
  • wheeled walkers and wheelchair
  • wall mural, semaphore flags and signage for Central Library, Children's Department
  • computer and monitor for public use in Central Library, History Department
  • Library Gold Card Program
  • Annual Staff Conference refreshments
  • children's history book about Mississauga, "Mississauga Where the River Speaks" and video "Mississauga Our Saga"
  • "Top 25" best sellers list
  • Library campaign "How the library changed my life"
  • Annual Puppetry Festivals
  • Reading For Life Author Program
  • Annual Mississauga International Children's Festival
  • Year of Heritage events and projects
  • piano for the Noel Ryan Auditorium
  • Annual Writing Contest
  • costumes: Little Bo Peep, Little Red Riding Hood, Biblio the Bookworm and Anne of Green Gables
  • shopping baskets for all branches
  • Year of Diversity projects and events
  • over 375 author visits to all branches and Central
  • $21,000 for the purchase of picture books
  • computer, monitor and printer for public use at Malton Branch and Burnhamthorpe Branch
  • canvas bags for library customers
  • neon sign for Youth Section at Meadowvale Branch
  • $14,600 for new South Common Community Centre and Library
  • listening station, fireplace and lamp for the Canadiana Room, Central Library
  • rolling book sale shelves to all branches
  • public lockers for Central Library and South Common Branch
  • Year of the Reader events and projects
  • Story Teller conference
  • sculpture "The Bearded Ones
  • tape recorders for Library's shut-in program
  • Chinese books for Central Branch
  • rugs and lamps for the Canadiana Room, Central Library
  • sculpture, fireplace, listening station and VCR/monitor unit to Frank McKechnie Community Centre and Library
  • Canada Book Day events and Local Authors' Nite
  • mobile magazine display for Central Library, Business Department
  • annual subscriptions of multilingual magazines for Central Library, Readers Den
  • Millennium Video Project for Central Library, History Department
  • 2000 Year of Community Involvement projects and events
  • sofa for Malton Branch staff room
  • 5 wall mounted display units for meeting rooms on 2nd floor at Central Library
  • Year of the Family events and programs
  • staff room furniture for Central Library
  • Canada Day - Library performers
  • art work for branches, including 3 Alan Skeoch quilts
  • prizes for page and part-timer recognition events
  • Central Library's 5th anniversary celebrations
  • annual Literacy radio spot
  • booth at trade shows for Central Library, Business Department
  • promotional campaigns including library cards for Welcome Wagon. Mattamy Homes new buyers kits, ad space in Mississauga Business Directory, and hydro bill mail out
  • support the activities of the Children's Laureate
  • $50,000 of capital funds for Central Library 3rd floor expansion, Meadowvale Branch renovation, Streetsville Branch renovation, new Cooksville Branch, Malton Branch and Mississauga Valley Branch redevelopment



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