Be a Friend

A passion for the Library

The Friends of the Library is a group of dedicated volunteers who recognize the vital importance of libraries in our community. Their efforts support the Library and its programs – both financially and with time spent volunteering.

Community Supporters

The Friends organize and run the Friends Book Store located on Level 3 of the Main Library. The proceeds from the sales in the shop benefit the library and fund needs that might not be covered in the budget.

Become a Friend of the Library Today

The Friends of the Library welcome volunteers to help run their book store and work at their book sales. Becoming a Friend is easy.

  1. Fill out the volunteer application.
  2. Mail the volunteer application to:

Grand Rapids Public Library
Attn: Friends
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503