Friends of the Library

Each of our 13 branches is supported by a Friends of the Library group, made up of volunteers who work tirelessly to fundraise and advocate. They maintain used book collections, run book sales, plan fundraisers, contribute refreshments for special events, and support library endeavors in dozens of other ways.

Friends members also serve as advocates and ambassadors. They share the message with fellow citizens that libraries play a vital role, and that access to information and lifelong learning are at the heart of a community's success.

A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.
 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Below are links to more information regarding each CADL Friends group:

Upcoming Events

Haslett Friends of the Library Art Show

Thursday Jun 1, 2023 12:00am - 12:00am Haslett Visit The Bookend Used Bookstore each month during open hours to see artwork from our monthly featured artists. From June 1-30, see paints and collages by Angela DeVries. Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 12-4 p.m.; Thursday from 12-6 p.m.; and Saturday from 12-2 p.m. Read More

Friends of the Okemos Library Book Sales

Saturday Jun 3, 2023 9:00am - 5:00pm Okemos Books range from $.25 paperback to $1.00 hardback. Special editions are individually priced. On Sunday, we will hold our "bag sale," with a full bag of books for only $5! This event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 3-4 at the Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road. Read More
All Friends Events