Friday, February 7, 5:30 - 8 PM
(Friends memberships are available for purchase at the door)
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM - 4 PM
Open to the Public
Sunday, February 9, 1 - 4 PM
Bag Day - Open to the Public
(Fill a bag of books for just $6)
Upcoming Used Book Sales in 2020:
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.
There is an ongoing used book sale on the main floor of the library in the Orchard Room.
Used Book Donations
Proceeds from the sales support Library projects and programs.
There are two places to bring your donations:
The small bin near Large Print.
The large drive-up bin outside the employee entrance to the library on Eastman Avenue
Please call the library at 989-837-3430 with questions about dropping off donations.
Friends of the Library Membership
Becoming a member is easy, simply print out the membership form (PDF) and return it to the library checkout desk or mail to:
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 2458
Midland, MI 48641
Friends volunteer opportunities include:
Book sale volunteers
Book donation sorting
If interested in volunteering please indicate on membership form or contact:
2019-2020 Friends of the Library Board
Kathy Rassette - President
Nathan Lafollette -Vice President
Anne Southworth - Secretary
Sandra Lehmann - Treasurer
Louwrens van der Leij
Projects & Programs 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
Friends Video Communications:
Kathy Rassette at the Library Board Meeting
September 18, 2019
Kathy Rassette for Community Focus
Follow the Friends on Facebook:
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 plans 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