Become part of the Library family! West Vancouver Memorial Library is a much-beloved cornerstone of the community that achieves excellence due to the support and generosity of the many who contribute.
The Friends is a group of some 170 devoted residents—some actively involved, others quietly supportive—who care deeply about our West Vancouver Memorial Library and the enrichment it offers our community.
The Friends raise funds through book sales, sidewalk sales, and the Book Cart. They host many popular events such as the annual Remembrance Day tea and the Summer Reading Club Ceremony.
Library Board Trustees are dedicated to upholding the ideals of a free, democratic society by promoting intellectual freedom and providing free, equitable access to knowledge and ideas. The Trustees are instrumental in ensuring that the leadership, policies, relationships, financial resources, and infrastructure are in place to support the success of the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
The Foundation raises funds for enhancements to the Library, including facility improvements, equipment, furnishings, materials, and programs and services. The Foundation manages over $4M in donations, bequests, and fundraised proceeds. In the past five years, $1.75M has been transferred to the Library.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Need service hours for school? Volunteering at the Library is a great way to give back to the community and to learn how the Library works. We have several options for teens interested in giving their time. Please note that we can only accept teen volunteers in Grades 8–12.
Adult Volunteer Program
Adult volunteers donate hundreds of hours each year to shelve paperbacks, shelf-read specific sections of the collection, and process discarded materials. Our adult volunteer program is currently full and we are not taking applications at this time. The Library works with the District of West Vancouver volunteer program should an opportunity arise, so if you are interested in the Library or other District volunteer positions, you can register through their portal.
The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a three-month volunteer program for new immigrants. During the project, Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. The LCP’s four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation, and outreach skills and on gaining an understanding of the range of programs, services, and resources that are provided by libraries and immigrant and community service agencies.