Friends of the Library

Name that Book Sale Contest 
It was a very difficult decision but the Friends of the Library Board of Directors chose:

     Friends Re-Tale Market

Congratulations to Debra Harlow for submitting the winning name!
Thank you to everyone who entered our recent contest to name our ongoing book sale. We received over 150 name ideas!
The Re-Tale Market is located on the main level of the library in the AV room. You can find a great selection of used books and magazines available for purchase!

Friday, October 14 5:30-8pm
Friends members only.
Memberships and renewals will be available at the door

Saturday, October 15 10 am-4 pm
Open to the public

Sunday, October 16 1 pm-3:30 pm
Bag day! Fill a grocery sized bag for $6

Cash or check only please.
Sale will be held in the library auditorium and mezzanine.

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MCTV Community Focus on the Friends of the Library

Mission & Service
The mission of the Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is to support, strengthen and enlarge the scope of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library's services and facilities for the enrichment of the entire community.

Through its members and volunteers, the friends:
  • Give significant financial support to library programs and services for the public.
  • Annually sponsor three large Used Book Sales at the library.
  • Are invited to Friday night Friends Only book sale previews.
  • Have the opportunity to share an enthusiasm for books and concern for the library's welfare.
Ongoing Used Book Sales
There is an Ongoing Used Book Sale on the main floor in the Cup & Chaucer.

​Used Book Donations
Donated materials become the property of the Library.  Materials may be added to the collection or given to the Friends of the Library to be sold at their used book sales.  Proceeds from the sales support Library projects and programs.  A receipt for donated material is available for tax purposes at the reference desk.

​Bringing Your Donations to the Library
There are two places to bring your donations:
  • The small bin near the reference desk.
  • The large drive-up bin outside the employee entrance to the library on Eastman Ave.
Please call the library at 989-837-3430 with questions about dropping off donations.  

Projects and Programs we help support
The Friends of the Library provided funding for the following library programs:
  • Summer Reading programs for adults, teens and children
  • First grade tours
  • Battle of the Books
  • Happenings and National Library Week
  • Expansion of eBook collection
  • Auditorium carpeting and new seating
  • Plots & Pizza Teen Book Discussions
  • Netbooks for students
  • Community Read Programs
  • Computer Lab
  • The friends also provide the recycled bags that are being sold at the Library for $1 each