The Friends of the Grand Rapids Public Library

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.

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

Annual Book Sale

Join us at our biggest book sale of the year! During this annual fundraiser, find bargains to help fill your home bookshelf, office, or classroom. Both cash and credit cards are accepted at this event.  All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library. Learn more.