Pump up the Volumes!

Thanks to everyone that has helped us move the needle forward.
We’ve raised $70,000 towards our $100,000 goal!


You voted for the new Powell River Library at the Crossroads Mall.
Now we’re inviting you to help us fill it.

Your support will enrich the library experience for everyone in Powell River.


The Library needs our help. When the doors open, our new building will be triple the size of the current space! We want to see it packed with innovative, informative, up-to-date and entertaining things for all to enjoy. Our library will be the place to learn, connect and play, for all ages, from the moment we open the doors. The Friends of the Library has pledged to raise $100,000 to purchase 4,000 new items: books, DVDs, CDs, electronic resources, talking books, ebooks, magazines and more. Think 3-D printer, animation station, and maker-space technology (a place for creative types to access tools and media and each other).


Thanks to everyone who has donated so far – we’re almost three-quarters of the way there!
Please donate today.

How to donate

There are several ways to do it:

  • Simply click on the “Make My Donation” button on this page.
  • Make a donation at the Friends of the Library Book Cart in the Library.
  • Put money in the Friends of the Library account at the Credit Union.

Charitable receipts will be issued for gifts of $25 or more. Each and every amount helps move us towards our goal of $100,000. Make cheques out to Powell River Library-memo Friends or Bookplates.

Buy a bookplate

For every $25 donation to Pump Up The Volumes!, the Library can place a bookplate in one item of the Opening Day collection. Make it a family affair, celebrate community spirit, and build a better collection together. Watch the meter rise by:

  • Give a gift to honour a friend, colleague or favourite teacher
  • Remember a loved one
  • Honour your own love of reading

You can give us your Bookplate wishes when you click on the donate button on this page — or pick up and fill in one of our Pump Up The Volumes! bookmarks. Bookplates will be placed in books in the new Collection; we do not have the resources to enable you to choose a specific title.

If you would like to donate, perhaps as a group or organization, in an amount of $500 or more your generous gift will be recognized in a permanent Friends of the Library display at the new Library.


Donate to the Pump Up The Volumes! campaign


It’s so easy! Just fill in the level of donation you wish to give, along with the name(s) you wish to honour on the bookplate(s) in the items we will purchase in your name.

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Name(s) to honour on bookplate