Northville District Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays for Summer
Phone: 248-349-3020
Good Libraries Need Good Friends!

Join the Friends

The Friends of the Library would like YOU to join them! This is an active, supportive group that helps the Library in many ways. Your membership dues, along with other fund-raising efforts such as Used Book Sales and Friends Gift Store sales, support Library projects and events. Funds raised by the Friends go toward annual support for the Summer Reading programs, Battle of the Books, and most recently, the newly digitized Northville Record, which allows for online searching for newspaper articles. Be as active as you wish, volunteer to help with Summer Reading sign up, used book sales and much more.

The role of the Friends of the Library is to advocate for the Library and help raise funds to enhance the Library.  There are many different ways to get involved, including volunteering for various Library activities such as the Summer Reading Program, Battle of the Books, and Used Book sales.  Please consider joining this active support group!  Download Membership Application (PDF)


Ways to Volunteer

Friends also provide critical volunteer help for special events and fund-raising activities.  It’s a great way to meet others with similar interests!

  • Assist in the Friends Gift Store or the Book Cellar
  • Help register youth for Summer Reading Program in June
  • Help with Used Book Sales
  • Be part of Bakers on Call to provide refreshments
  • Serve as a Director on the Friends Board


Friends Funding Support for the Library

Funds are raised through Friends membership dues, proceeds from the Book Cellar and the Friends Gift Store, our annual Used Book Sale, and other special projects.  The Friends have donated more than $350,000 to the Library since 1992.  Examples of what the Friends funding has provided include:

  • Annual support for programs and supplies for the Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens, and Adults.
  • Portable cart of wireless laptops for Computer Classes
  • Digital Microfilm Reader in Local History Room
  • Computers for Local History use
  • New Library signage
  • Seed money for new collections, such as Books on CD and Music CDs
  • Fiber art sculpture in the Library’s Clerestory by renowned artist Gerhardt Knodel


To learn more, please read the By-Laws.

You may contact Carol Oldenburg with questions.

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