Whistler Public library fund
The Whistler Public Library Fund was established in 2008 by the Library Trustees. The purpose of the fund is to support the ongoing costs of operating the Whistler Public Library.
The fund consists of principal that is invested over the long term. The interest earned on the fund each year goes to support the library.
Gifts to the fund are placed into the investment, creating a permanent source of support for the library, helping them do good work forever. It's a simple way to build income for Whistler Public Library.
The fund is professionally managed and overseen by the Community Foundation of Whistler.
Donors can leave a bequest to the library through the Community Foundation of Whistler, creating a personal legacy that will benefit the library for all the years to come.
Founded in 1986, the Whistler Public Library, also known as Whistler's Living Room, is housed in an environmentally efficient, award-winning building in the heart of Whistler Village. The library provides access to a collection of over 47,000 items, including a hand-picked selection of best-selling and classic fiction, current and diverse non-fiction materials and a robust movie collection. The library also offers audiobooks, video games, and a newstand quality selection of magazines. For the curious life-long learner or media aficionado, the library has over 19 online resources accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a library card.
The library also hosts weekly programming for patrons from birth to adulthood and provides 24-hour wireless access both inside and out of the library, computer access, printing, copying and scanning to email and rental space for individuals and organizations.
The library is governed by a Board of Trustees and funded primarily by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Public Libraries Branch of the provincial Ministry of Education.