Support Your Library

The Prince George Public Library is home to 50,000 cardholders and serves over 1,100 people each day between two branches: the Bob Harkins Branch, downtown, and the Nechako Branch, in the Hart.

Your support helps PGPL connect people and ideas, inspiring the community to read, learn and discover.

Ways to Give

Give a Financial Gift

Your financial gift helps to enhance the library’s programs, collections and spaces. You may choose to direct your donation to one of the following areas.

  • Current Campaign: Library Outreach Vehicle! The Prince George Public Library Board is currently focusing its fundraising efforts on a library outreach vehicle. The vehicle will be used in the community on an almost daily basis to transport collections and program materials to festivals, preschools and daycares, cultural days, schools, community celebrations and other outreach events.
  • Innovative & Engaging Programs for All Ages
  • Physical & Digital Collections
  • Welcoming Physical Spaces
  • Area of Greatest Need

For further details on the library’s policies regarding fund development, please visit our Policy Manual

Give in Honour of Someone

Your ‘In Honour’ donation is a heartfelt way to acknowledge or remember someone special. Give to the library’s area of greatest need, or choose to ‘Honour with Books’. With either option, a letter acknowledging your donation will be mailed to the individual or the family of the individual being honoured.

Honour with Books with a minimum donation of $25. A distinctive bookplate with the name of the person being honoured will be placed in a new book for every $25 donated. Unfortunately, we will not be able to place your bookplate in a specific book, but you may recommend a particular branch or area of the collection.

For more information contact Jody Tindill at jtindill@pgpl.ca.

Give Your Time

Friends Of The Library

The Friends of the Library fundraise and advocate for the Prince George Public Library. The Friends host a semi-annual Book Sale, raising valuable funds to support library projects. For more information call Margaret Johnston at 250-561-2310 or m.johnston@telus.net. Accepting new members.

Home Service

Deliver library materials to people who cannot visit our branches on a regular basis. Regular volunteers deliver materials for two hours every Thursday beginning at 10:00 am. Alternate volunteers fill in whenever a regular volunteer is unavailable. For more information contact the Community Outreach Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext. 123 or outreach@pgpl.ca.

Tech Tutors

Are you a technology expert with a passion for teaching others? Tech Tutors assist our Instructional Librarian with delivering technology-focused instruction to the public. For more information, please contact our Digital Literacy & Instructional Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext. 125 or jkozoris@pgpl.ca.

Teen Summer Volunteers

Teen Summer Volunteers assist library staff with PGPL’s popular Summer Reading Program. Teen Volunteers must enjoy working with children, and helping them with crafts and games! Intake of new volunteers takes place each May. Please contact our Children’s Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext. 105 or hgloster@pgpl.ca for details.

Youth Advisory Board

If you have opinions on how to make PGPL more friendly and welcoming to teens, and if you'd like to help us host teen events, this is the place you need to be. No vacancies. Recruitment will take place in August of each year. For details visit: http://www.pgpl.ca/yab.

Give Books

The Prince George Public Library accepts donations of good-quality, used books that meet the following criteria:

  • Books that are in good condition and free of underlining or highlighting
  • Hardcover or soft cover books that are not spiral bound
  • Paperback books less than 5 years old
  • Medical books less than 5 years old
  • Textbooks less than 5 years old
  • Computer books less than 2 years old

Please note that the library does not accept the donations of magazines, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, workbooks, or other libraries’ discards.

For detailed information regarding the library's charitable status and lists of Registered Charity Information Returns, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.