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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