About Us

Biblio Wakefield Library is a service provided under the auspices of the Municipality of La Pêche and is a member of the Réseau BIBLIO de l’Outaouais. The library is managed by a Volunteer Working Committee and operations are entirely performed by volunteers. The library is supported by the Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL).

Volunteer Working Committee

The Volunteer Working Committee was formed when Glennis Cohen and Ruth Salmon retired from their administrative roles, which left Sue Graham as the last part of the Library triumvirate. The committee meets once a month in person, and frequently through the month by phone and email to coordinate the working whole of the Library. Each member acts as a department head and brings issues, problems, activities, plans, and successes to the discussion. The working committee members are: Ilse Turnsen, Hilliard Dunn, Janet Christiansen, Claus Jobes, Pamela Scobie, and Amy Carver.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL) was set up in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization, separate from library operations. The members are: Paul Brown, Heidi Honegger, Diane Carman, James Wearne and Brenda Whalen.

FoWL’s mandate is to support the Biblio Wakefield Library through fund-raising, advocacy, and outreach and communications. To that end, FoWL organizes and runs annual fund-raising activities such as books sales in May and November, the operation of the library’s Book Nook, and special events such as garden tours.

To fulfill its advocacy function, FoWL maintains working relationships with other organization such as the Municipality of La Pêche and the Réseau Biblio de L’Outaouais, advocating on behalf of Biblio Wakefield Library’s interests and concerns. FoWL also conducts communication and outreach activities with library patrons and volunteers, local businesses and organizations, as well as members of the communities served by the library.

If you’d like to get involved, please email Paul Brown at contact@wakefieldlibrary.ca