Friends of the Library

Author Luncheon

The Friends of the Novi Public Library, in conjunction with the Friends of the Plymouth, Canton and Northville Libraries, will hold their 28th Annual Book & Author Luncheon at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center on Thursday, 5/8 at 11:30am. Special guest and Michigan true crime author Mardi Jo Link will be this year’s speaker. Books written by Mardi Jo Link are Bootstrapper, Isadore's Secret, and When Evil Came to Good Hart. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.  Luncheon Reservation Form

Contact the Friends

Do you have questions, comments, or ideas for the Friends? We'd love to hear from you! Let us know what's on your mind by sending us an email at


Dates to Remember

2014 Meeting Schedule

Friends Board Meetings are held from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Board Room, on the second Wednesday of each month.

January 8
February 12 - cancelled
March 12 - cancelled
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10


Kaleidoscope Lecture Series

The Wonderful World Of Parrots

 Tammy Carol of the Rainbow Feathers Bird Rescue Club will present.

Date/Program Day Time Age
Apr 22 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec1: Contact
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled


Charles Hyde, WSU author/historian will share stories of amazing lesser known products created during World War II and the auto makers who made them.

Date Day Time Age
May 29 Thu 7-8:30pm 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1: Contact
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled
New Members Welcome


Friends of the Library logoThe Friends of the Novi Public Library is a dynamic group of individuals dedicated to supporting the Novi Public Library. Almost 575 members strong, the Friends assist the library through fundraising activities, volunteer work, and public presentations.


Join the Friends

Do you know that the Friends of the Library are one of the biggest supporters of the library and that they provide funds for special programs, as well as other library needs that your tax dollars do not cover? Find out today how you can become an individual Friends of the Library member for just $10 or include your whole family for just $15. For more information, stop by the Book Nook or contact printer-friendly Friends Membership Form

Membership Categories

Friends Memberships Corporate Memberships
Teen $5/year Friend $50/year
Individual $10/year Contributing $100/year
Family $15/year Sustaining $150/year
Contribution $30/year Patron $200/year
Sustaining $50/year    
Benefactor $100/year    


Recent Friends Publications

"Among Friends" is a quarterly publication of the Friends of the Novi Public Library.

printer-friendly Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2014
printer-friendly Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2013
printer-friendly Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2013
printer-friendly Among Friends Newsletter - Fall 2012
printer-friendly Friend's By-Laws
printer-friendly 2013-14 Budget
printer-friendly Friends of the Library Welcome Brochure


Friends Leadership

  • Patrick Brunett, President
  • Sue Johnson, Vice-President
  • Julie Abrams, Secretary
  • Marilyn Amberger, Treasurer
  • Carol Bauer
  • Barbara Brunett
  • Evelyn Cadicamo
  • Bob Cutler
  • Gale Ford
  • Carol Hoffman
  • Jim McLean
  • Evelyn Young

Friends of the Library posed group


Book Sale Fundraisers

Book Nook Hours

Mon 12-6pm
Wed 12-6pm
Thu 11-8pm
Sat 12-4pm

Volunteers Needed to Sort!

Volunteers are needed to help sort through donated books that are given to the Novi Library for the Friends’ Book Nook. Please call Sue at 248-349-3549, if you can help us in any way.

Book Nook Book Sales

In the past two years the Friends have raised for the Library more than $52,000 mainly from the sale of used books. The Friends' major fundraiser is the library's ongoing used book sale. Proceeds from Friends' fundraising events have been used to purchase furniture and computer equipment, as well as to support our summer reading program for children. The Friends also sponsor a scholarship for graduating seniors at Novi High School.

Book Nook Price List

Merchandise Price
Recent Hardcover $3.00
Hardcover $1.00
Large Softcover $1.00
Softcover $0.50
Softcover Romance $0.50 or 3/$1.00
Children's Hardcover $1.00
Children's Softcover $0.50
Children's in Tub $0.10 or $0.25
VHS $0.25
DVD $2.00
Book-On-Tape $1.00
Compact Disc $1.00
Book-on-Disc $1.00 disc or price as marked

Specially Priced Books

Newer Fiction and Non-Fiction, Specialty and Gift Quality Books - price as marked in glass cases.


Listen @ the Library event Listen @ the Library event
The Friends of the Novi Library are partial sponsors to the Listen at the Library Series.