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
Friends Board Meetings
Friends Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday, of every month at the
Everyone is welcome to the meetings and we cordially invite you to attend and
become our friend. Age: 18+.
Location: Board Room
Kaleidoscope Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Interurban Street Rail: Serving Farmington, Novi, and
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Will Win and What Matters Most?
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Your Keel: Researching the Great Lakes
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Discovering and Sharing Detroit’s History, Mysteries and
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
and History of Bagpipers, Bagpipes and Bagpipes Music
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
For more information, stop by the Book Nook or contact
Authors Live Luncheon
If you want to enjoy a lunch experience that brings people
together to talk about great books and hear from the authors who
created them then don’t miss the Authors Live Luncheon taking
place on Wednesday, October 12 from 12-2pm at Fox Run!
$18 per person. Event is located at Fox Run Belmont Clubhouse
41200 Fox Run Rd. Novi, MI. To register contact the
Administration Office at 248-869-7204.
This year’s authors are:
Kelly Fordon - Garden for the
Peter Leonard - Unknown Remains
Rouse (Under the pen name Viola Shipman) - The Charm Bracelet
Authors Live Luncheon Flyer
Thank you to the Friends of the Novi Library and Fox Run Y.O.U.
for making this program possible!
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 Library staff selects two interns to support the Summer Reading
program. They are responsible for training and scheduling the
volunteers. Pictured above are Eunjeong (Sheri) Lee and Meera
Shivakumar who each received $500 from the Friends for their
Part of the Summer of Sharing Grant, Community Financial Credit
Union awarded the Friends of the Novi Library a check for 1,000 to
be used towards the purchase of Steam (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art & Math) Kits for the Library. Thank you to
At our May Board Meeting we presented our 2016 scholarship
winner, Catherine Boileau with a check for $1000. She will
attend Northern Michigan University in the fall, studying
Catherine Boileau is presented with a check from Denise
Sinkovich, a member of the Friends Scholarship Committee.
Thank you to the Friends of the Novi Library for their financial
contributions to purchase the 3D Printer! The purpose of the 3D
printer is to provide the community with access to emerging
technology that encourages the design and creation of innovative
E-Letter - May 2016
E-Letter - April 2016
E-Letter - February 2016
Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2016
Among Friends Newsletter -
Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2015
the Library Welcome Brochure
Sue Johnson, President
Carol Hoffman, Vice-President
Barbara Brunett, Secretary
Carol Bauer, Treasurer
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.
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.