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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library organization was formed in 1990 to bring together people in the community that share a passion for the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. Volunteers with the organization generously offer their skills and time to help the library with events, operate the Friends of the Library Bookstore, and encourage public awareness and appreciation of library services in the community.

Become a Friend
Anyone can purchase an annual membership to the Friends of the Library for $5 and receive a 10% discount on all purchases in the bookstore. Simply fill out the membership form and send it to the following address:

Friends of the Library Volunteer

Friends of the Library
c/o Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
50 East St.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6A 3C3


The Friends of the Library Bookstore
Friends volunteers also staff the Friends of the Library Bookstore located in the lower level of the Centennial Library. The store sells gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and other materials that have been donated to the Library or that are no longer a part of the Library’s collection. If you wish to volunteer at the Friends of the Library Bookstore, please fill out the volunteer application form.

The Friends of the Library also has items for sale online through Amazon. Check their online store regularly for great buys.

Bookstore Hours
Monday                         1:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday - Friday            1:00pm - 5:00pm

Donations can be dropped off in the donation bin during library operating hours at the north side of the building. in the parking lot.

Please note that there are capacity limits in place for the book store and masks are required to be worn by all customers.

​Phone: 705-759-5334

Donations are only accepted at the delivery door at the side of the building from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Friends of the Library Meetings
Informal Friends Board meetings are held in January, April, June, September, and November on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Centennial Library, starting at 7:00 p.m. An Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Library is held every February.

Friends of the Library Executives
President: Sue Hall
Vice President: Frank Gronskis
Treasurer: Caroline Pouw
​Secretary: Patti Jones

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