Friends of the Library

We need more Friends like you!

Quite simply, the Friends of the SSLDL is a group of community-minded volunteers who love the library! The Friends contribute over $15,000 annually in gifts to the Library to purchase the extras which help make our library special. Our Friends maintain the beautiful gardens, staff the Book Room,  organize fundraisers, and advocate for the Library in countless valuable ways. Click here for the history of the library gardens. Joining the Friends is both a wonderful and effective way to meet and work alongside great individuals and support your Library!

Visit the Friends of the Salem-South Lyon District Library Website!

Click here to "Like" us on Facebook! 

  • Click here to print out a membership form application.
  • Click here to print out a renewal form for an existing membership.
  • Click here to pay for a membership online.
Friends of the Library Board

The Friends Board meets the second Thursday of every other month at 7 PM in Study Room 4 at the SSLDL.  These months include:

        January                March               May                July               September               November

Contact us at

Board of Trustees

Amber King, President (2020)
Mary Podsiad, Secretary (2020) 
Karen Weber, Treasurer (2022)
Janet Kaiser, Trustee, Membership Chair (2022)
Rachael Perry, Secretary (2020) 
Abby Consiglio, Trustee (2021)

Friends Club for Kids!

Group Photo

Friends Club (for Kids!) Contact:  Rachael Perry -
Click here for an application to join the Friends Club (for Kids!)

Visit our Little Free Library at McHattie Park!

  • Click here to follow their progress on their Facebook page.
  • Click here to follow their Instagram page.
Little Free Library 2016

group photo next to bulldozer


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! Revenue from book sales is the Friends main source of funding. The proceeds from these sales fund our gifting to our wonderful Library. When it is safe to open the Book Room, we will offer gently used items that are donated to us for sale. Below is a list of special sales dates where you can be sure to pick up fantastic deals. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view our Donation Policy.