The Friends of the Mississauga Library System was established in 1989. It is a volunteer, non-profit organization, registered as a charitable corporation with CRA. Its mission is to support and augment the services of the Mississauga Library System and to promote literacy in the community through the following activities:

  • Funding to support and supplement Library services and programs.
  • Volunteer labour to support fundraising.
  • Fundraising from private sources.
  • Support for literacy and library-related education.

Since its inception, the FOL has donated over $3.2 million in funds and volunteer hours to support the programs and services of the Mississauga Library System. FOL raise money through the sale of donated/withdrawn new and used books, membership fees and generous financial donations from individuals and businesses.


Here are a few of the many programs and services that the Friends have funded:

  • funded many school bus trips to local libraries
  • sponsored over 700 author visits to all library branches
  • supplied furniture and equipment to all branches
  • awarded the annual Jim Wilde Library Education Awards
  • donated books around the province and the world
  • “Our Heritage Series” by local author and historian Kathleen Hicks
  • Expanded Assistive Services and Adaptive Technology
  • Reach Out and Read Peel
  • Maker Fest Event
  • Grade 4 Read to Succeed Books
  • Summer Reading Club Recognition
  • Woodlands Community Garden
  • Mississauga Comic Expo
  • Spelling Bee of Canada, Mississauga Chapter
  • Light Therapy Lamps in Library


President – Michael Jones 

Treasurer – Shanaz Fancy

Secretary – Accepting applications

Book Sales – Margo Harvie , Ashok Sagar

Online Book Sales & Acting Secretary  – Rabia Fatima

Events & Fundraising – Accepting applications

Membership Development – Accepting applications

Director At Large – Caroline Derouet