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

 

Click the links below to learn about some of our Friend groups:

Upcoming Events

Friends of the Okemos Library Book Sales

Saturday Jun 1, 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm Okemos Join us at the Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, for a Friends of the Okemos Library Book Sale. Books range from $.25 paperback to $1.00 hardback. Special editions are individually priced. On Sunday, June 2 we hold our "bag sale," with a full bag of books, only $5! Read More

Friends of the Okemos Library Book Sales

Sunday Jun 2, 2024 9:00am - 5:00pm Okemos Join us at the Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, for a Friends of the Okemos Library Book Sale. Books range from $.25 paperback to $1.00 hardback. Special editions are individually priced. On Sunday, June 2 we hold our "bag sale," with a full bag of books, only $5! Read More
All Friends Events