Presenting Sponsor

Thursday, September 12, 2019

VPL Central Branch

350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC

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Vancouver Public Library Foundation will be hosting its second annual Library Gala event on VPL’s levels 8 & 9 and in the rooftop garden.

Thanks to the generosity of library supporters, the sold-out 2018 gala raised over $585,000 for the Vancouver Public Library in its inaugural year! We are ready to continue in the spirit of giving with another exciting gala program for 2019.

This year’s Gala will celebrate the crucial role that early literacy plays in enabling young people to reach their full potential. The Gala will raise funds to expand and enhance the spaces and programs for children and teens at Vancouver Public Library which serves hundreds of thousands of young people each year. These funds will help ensure that all children have access to spaces, programming and tools to support their lifelong learning and literacy needs. The Vancouver Public Library system welcomes over 6.3 million visitors each year, with nearly two million people using the facilities at Central Library. In 2018, 70% of Vancouver residents accessed VPL collections, services and spaces. Our library is Canada’s most-visited major urban library on a per capita basis.

We look forward to having you become a part of our story

Our Sponsors



2019 Beyond the Book Library Committee

The Beyond the Book Library Gala Committee is a passionate group of library supporters who have generously volunteered their time and talents to create an unforgettable evening at VPL.

The Vancouver Public Library Foundation extends our sincerest gratitude to this special group for their efforts to put on an impactful fundraising event for our community.

Jennifer Clarke
Chair, Vancouver Public Library Foundation

Priscilla Lam
Lulu Leathley
Barb Lindsay
Angie MacDougall
Kerry McKeen
Neal McLennan
Valerie Rogers
Ava Vorwaller

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years, and is the most-visited major urban library per capita in Canada. Millions of children, families and adults have benefited from VPL services, resources and programs, and the demand continues to grow. Vancouver Public Library unleashes our city’s potential to grow, advance, innovate, and improve. It is the only place in our community where every person – regardless of their life circumstances – has the opportunity to learn, participate, connect, and contribute.

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