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Friends of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Lib
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

NEXT BOOK SALE: APRIL 12-14, 2024!


Through its members and volunteers, the FRIENDS:

  • Give significant financial support to library programs and services for the public.

  • Annually sponsor two large Used Book Sales in April and October 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.

Re-Tale Market

There is an ongoing used book sale on the main floor of the Library in the Orchard Room.
Book sale hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7:30pm | Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm


Used Book Donations
Proceeds from the sales support Library projects and programs. 




Friends volunteer opportunities include: 

  • Book sale volunteers

  • Board membership

  • Library program volunteers

If interested in volunteering please indicate on the membership form or contact us.

2024-2025 Friends of the Library Board

  • Nathan LaFollette - President

  • Mike Dizer -Vice President

  • Suzie Thomas - Secretary

  • Sandra Lehmann - Treasurer

  • Ron Parmele

  • Tina DeVine

  • Deb Morgenstern

  • Maureen Becker

Projects, programs, and equipment we help support

The Friends of the Library provided funding for the following library programs:

  •     Summer Reading programs for adults, teens, and children

  •     Battle of the Books

  •     Teen & Adult book discussions

  •     Third-Grade Library tours

  •     Community Read programs

  •     National Library Week

  •     Genealogy room technology - Microfilm Scanner and Book Binding Machine

  •     Laptop Computers for Computer Classes

  •     Literacy Kits

  •     Indoor Play Equipment

  •     PBS Top 100 Books (Digital)

  •     Vada Dow Writing Workshop


  • The Library will be taking donations during Library hours only! 

    Please bring all materials to the Library's garage located in the staff parking lot off Eastman
    Ave. There is a gray bin located near the garage where donations can be placed. (Please do not put bags or boxes in the bin.) 

    If you need assistance with a large donation when the Library is open, please call 989-837-3457 for help.

Friends Video Communications:

Kathy Rassette at the Library Board Meeting

September 18, 2019

Kathy Rassette for Community Focus
May 2017

"Friends of the Library donations are invaluable to the Library. Friends donations allow the Library to continue providing amazing services while also providing a financial safety net for innovating new ideas. When the Library staff plan new programs, we know that the Friends of the Library are available should we develop a new service in which there are no funds. Having the Friends of the Library at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library allows staff to think of new programs in a way many Libraries around the state are unable to do so."
- Miriam Andrus, Director of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library



Friends of the Library 

P.O. Box 2458 

Midland, MI 48641


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