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.

Membership Perks

For a minimum donation of $5.00 per year, you can be a member of Friends of the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Join Today

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. Fill out the volunteer application.
  3. Mail the form, volunteer application, and the $5 membership fee to:

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