Friends of the Archibald
We invite you to join the Friends of the Archibald Library
Promote the library as a place that fosters learning community through the sharing of literary and academic works created within the BCS learning community. We have a particular interest in seeing students have the opportunity to share creative work.
Support fundraising efforts to benefit the library endowment or other special projects of benefit to the Archibald Library.
Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the goals of the FAL. Membership fees are $15 per year (July-June). Charter members (signing up before June 2014) will have their first membership run until June 2015.
Members can participate in planning/organizing events or volunteer bees open to the public if they wish, or simply signal support of the FAL goals by buying a membership. It's a great way for alumni to stay connected to the learning community here at BCS, so consider a membership even if you are an alumnus and/or living off-campus.
Early access to library used book sales.
Input into and advance information about FAL initiatives.
A copy of any FAL publications (such as Archibald Review); the nature of which are in development and can be influenced by members if they wish.
The first official FAL event will happen on the evening of Feb 21, where we will have a number of folks from within our learning community read some of their creative work.
Where does my $15 go?
Fees collected are used to support FAL initiatives, such are covering any costs associated with our reading nights, and the production of Archibald Review. Funds remaining at the end of the year will be used to purchase learning resources for the library collection in the name of the friends. Typically the library would produce a list of potential items the library would otherwise be unable to purchase and each friends member would vote for the item(s) they wish to see the FAL purchase for the library.
Contact Brad Doerksen or Matt Vanderkwaak if you would like to join or have any questions. Membership is