212 West Cady St, Northville, MI 48167
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About Us

The Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Northville District Library.   The Friends assist the library through fundraising efforts, volunteer work, and act as advocates for the library. The Friends’ biggest fundraising efforts center around the used book operations. With a dedicated group of volunteers we process all donated used books, sell them in the Used Book Cellar and used book carts, as well as through an outside vendor. Additional funds are raised through the Friends Gift Store that sells unique and quality gifts for babies, kids and adults. Funds are also raised via the annual Friends membership dues. Membership is over 295 members.

How We Help the Library

Annual financial support of Library programs:

  • $12,000 – Youth, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs & the Community Reads Program
  • $  2,500 – Battle of the Books
  • $ 2,080 – Miscellaneous budgeted items in support of programs, collections and facility

Amounts shown below include annual donations plus these special projects/items as noted:

2016    $39, 175.00   New meeting Room Chairs, Microfilm Printer

2015    $27, 506.00   Stack lights, diaper changing stations, Wayne/Oakland City Plat Books, Book Club Kit bags

2014   $25, 559.00    New chairs for public computers and new Youth Area chairs

2013    $34,449.00    New computer workstations for Youth Area

2012    $47,500.00    Northville Record digitization

2011    $62,150.00    Teen Area renovation

2010    $35,000.00   Meeting Room updates

2009    $37,300.00    Youth Area renovation

1997 – 2008    $253,341.00

1996    $48,223.00    New Library built

1969 – 1996    $65,550.63

TOTAL TO DATE: $675,803.63

Information derived from meeting minutes and Annual Reports.