Friends of the Library

We need more Friends like you!

Quite simply, the Friends of the SSLDL is a group of people who love the library, and want to help support it and protect it. In 2013 the Friends contributed over $20,000 in gifts to the Library, which purchased exciting new materials, technologies and programs. Friends volunteers maintain the beautiful gardens, staff the Book Room, help organize fundraisers, and advocate for the Library in countless other valuable ways.

Joining the Friends is both a wonderful and effective way to support your Library. Membership is inexpensive, easy and truly makes a difference. And in Michigan’s difficult economic climate, libraries need their Friends now more than ever.

Please join us!

  • Click here to print out a membership form application.

Friends of the Library Board

The Friends Board meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in Study Room 4 at the SSLDLdrop us a note or leave us a message at the Library (we have mailboxes behind the desk), contact us via email (see below) or send us a letter in care of the Library. We really want to hear from you!

Friends of the Library

Contact Information

Upcoming Friends of the Library Meeting Dates:

  • January 9, 2014
  • February 13, 2014
  • March 13, 2014
  • April 10, 2014
  • May 8, 2014
  • June 12, 2014
  • No July Meeting
  • August 14, 2014


To learn more about how the Friends Board operates, we invite you to view our most recent annual report and bylaws:

Upcoming Book Room Sale Dates

The Friends Book Room, located just inside the library entrance to the left, is a place where you can find terrific deals on all kinds of books, music and movies—and each purchase you make goes toward supporting the library! Below is a list of special sales dates where you can be sure to pick up fantastic deals. We hope to see you there!

2014 Book Sale Schedule

  • February 18th - 22nd  (Half-off)
  • March 17th - 22nd (Half-off)
  • April 21st - 26th (Half-off)
  • May 12th - 17th (Half-off)
  • June 16th - 21st (Half-off)
  • July 14th - 19th (Half-off)
  • August 19th - 23rd - Annual Gigantic Book Sale
  • September 15th - 20th (Half-off)
  • October 6th - 11th (Half-off)
  • November 3rd - 8th (Half-off)
  • November 12th - December 23rd - Holiday Sale
  • December 26th - 30th (Half-off)