Hello everyone, 

Trudy Amriault, President of NSLA and I are pleased to offer you an
opportunity to be involved in the first fundraiser in support of the
Grow a Library Project.   By ordering a selection of bulbs by September
6, 2005 you will be helping to Grow a Library in Africa while you 'Grow
your Garden' in the fall.   Check your NSLA conference package for a
Vesey's fundraising brochure and order form then read on to learn how
you can be part of this worthwhile initiative.

Where should I send my order?

Send orders to me at 

Jennifer Richard 

50 Acadia St. 

Vaughan Memorial Library 

Acadia University 

Wolfville, Nova Scotia 

B4P 2R6 


How can I pay?

We can only accept cheques at this time.  Please make cheques payable to
Atlantic Provinces Library Association. 


When will I receive my bulbs?

Bulbs will be available for pick up on the Saturday, October 1st, during
the NSLA/LBANS Conference in Amherst, September 30-October 2, 2005. 


What if I am not going to the NSLA/LBANS Conference?

If can't make it to the conference but would still like to place an
order, ask a colleague or friend who is attending to pick up your order
for you! 


How can I get another order form?

If you didn't receive a Vesey's brochure, it is available online at as is the order form 


What projects will be funded?

The Grow a Library Committee will be meeting at the Conference to decide
what project we will be supporting this year and will report back to the
membership very soon! 


What inspired this initiative?

The Grow a Library Project was inspired by Steven Lewis's Keynote
Presentation at the Ontario Library Association Conference in 2005. This
initiative is a means for APLA members to identify and fund a broad
range of projects related to improving library services around the
world. Projects may include building community libraries in conjunction
with international aid organizations, librarian training, buying books,
and research. With your help the possibilities are endless!