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Friends Board Meetings
Apr 13, 2016
(no meetings in Feb or Mar)
Everyone is welcome to the meetings and we cordially invite you to attend and
become our friend. Age: 18+.
Location: Board Room
|Keep an eye out for this image. Programs with this icon are sponsored by the Friends of the Novi Public Library.
Kaleidoscope Lecture Series
Michigan’s Heritage Trail on Route US-12
Apr 20 (Register)
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled
Floating Palaces of the
May 17 (Register)
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Upcoming Friends Programs
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing
Thursday, April 21, 7-8:15pm (Register)
Come and enjoy selections from "The Great American
Song Book" presented by Sheila Landis, a true jazz
singer who's not afraid to scat-sing or bend a blue
note, recalling the sheer joy of the vocal art in the
freewheeling style of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.
The Friends of the Novi Public Library is a dynamic group of
individuals dedicated to supporting the Novi Public Library. Almost
375 members strong, the Friends assist the library through
fundraising activities, volunteer work, and public presentations.
Why be a Friend?
Join the Friends or Renew your Membership
You can become a member of the Friends for as little as $10 for
an individual membership or include your whole family for just
print and fill out this form. Send it and your check
to Friends of the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. Ten Mile Road,
Novi, Mi 48375.
If you have a PayPal account, you can
join or renew at Friends
PayPal Membership. Click on the link and enter your information.
You will receive a receipt and we will get a copy to update our
As a member, you can get active in our fundraising or just be
content to know that your membership fee is going to support
library programs. Last year we made $27,000 from used book sales
and membership after expenses. We gave $19,000 directly to the
Library and spent $2000 for scholarships, $1000 on other Friends
programs and had a surplus of $5000 to carry forward.
For more information, stop by the Book Nook or contact
Teen Book Club
Fricke, Information Services Librarian, partnered with Sue
Johnson, President of the Friends of the Novi Library, in
applying for Community Financials Summer of Sharing grant. The
Friends of the Novi Library were awarded $1,000 to be used
towards the startup of a teen book club. Teens will have input
on the book choice and select participants will receive a free
copy of the book. We
hope to engage the members with inspiring activities to enhance
the book choice.
In the News ...
The Friends of the Novi Library we awarded the Elaine R. Irvin
Grant from the Detroit Metro Book and Author Society for $1000
allowing us to participate in “Students for Success” and team
with the Novi School District and the Novi Library to bring Dr.
John Ratey author of Spark to speak to the community.
The Friends of the Novi Public Library donated $25,000 to the
Novi Library for the 2015/2016 operating year at their annual
meeting on July 8, 2015.
E-Letter - January 2016
E-Letter - November 2015 (Gala)
E-Letter - October 2015
E-Letter - September 2015
E-Letter - August 2015
E-Letter - July 2015
Among Friends Newsletter -
Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2015
Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2015
the Library Welcome Brochure
Sue Johnson, President
Carol Hoffman, Vice-President
Barbara Brunett, Secretary
Carol Bauer, Treasurer
Volunteers Needed to Sort and Shelve!
Volunteers are needed to help sort through donated books that are
given to the Novi Library for the Friends’ Book Nook. Volunteers are
also needed on Thursday to help put the new books on the appropriate
shelves in the Book Nook. Please call Carol at 248-348-6473, if you can help us in any way.
Book Nook Book Sales
The Friends operate a used book store called The Book Nook which
is just off to the right of the Main Library Entrance across
from the stairs. It is open anytime the Library is open. It is
staffed with a volunteer several hours most days. When a
volunteer is working, they can make change for you and you can
purchase items from the glass cases. Otherwise you can pay for
your book purchases by dropping cash or a check into the Honor
Box. The Honor Box is attached to the wall adjacent to the
entrance of the Book Nook.
In 2014 sales from the Book Nook and our special events
including the Vintage Book sales were almost $22,000. These
funds along with the dues from our memberships are used to
support a variety of programs including:
Summer Reading Program
Battle of the
Listen @ The Library
Book Nook Price List
|Newer Fiction & Nonfiction
||$2 and up
|Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction
|Oversized Softcover Fiction & Nonfiction
|Large Children & Youth Hardcover
|Children's Golden Books
|Children and Youth Softcover
|Books on CD
||$1 and up
Newer Fiction and Non-Fiction, Specialty and Gift Quality
Books - price as marked.
The Friends of the Novi Library are partial sponsors
to the Listen at the Library Series.