About Us

Biblio Wakefield Library is a service provided under the auspices of the Municipality of La Pêche. The library is a member of the Réseau BIBLIO de l’Outaouais. The library is managed by a Volunteer Working Committee. Operations are entirely performed by volunteers. Learn more about volunteering at the library. 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 members are:

  • Ilse Turnsen, Chair
  • Sue Graham, Finance and Biblio Liaison
  • Hilliard Dunn, Member at Large
  • Janet Christiansen, Centre Wakefield La Peche Liaison
  • Claus Jobes, Computer and Internet Support
  • Amy Carver, Coordinator of Volunteers

Desk attendants and other volunteers are invited to contact the committee with problems and ideas, or to attend a meeting and address the committee if that seems more appropriate.

Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL)

FoWL

The Friends of the Wakefield Library (FoWL) was set up in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization, separate from library operations.

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 which sells used books; special events, such as garden tourss; and the sale of items such as commemorative plaques on library bookshelves, book plates in library books, greeting cards, etc.

To fulfil 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 in FoWL please email Eileen Davelaar, Chair, at contact@wakefieldlibrary.ca