Friends of the Library

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@novilibrary.org.

Friends Board Meetings

Friends Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday, of every month at the Novi Library.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
So Who Will Win and What Matters Most?
(Register)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Under Your Keel: Researching the Great Lakes
(Register)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Michigan Literary Luminaries
(Register)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Discovering and Sharing Detroit’s History, Mysteries and Surprises
(Register)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Performance and History of Bagpipers, Bagpipes and Bagpipes Music
(Register)

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 375 members strong, the Friends assist the library through fundraising activities, volunteer work, and public presentations.

 Why be a Friend?  

 Friends Welcome Brochure

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 $15. 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 information.

For more information, stop by the Book Nook or contact friends@novilibrary.org .

Teen Book Club

Community Financial LogoLindsay 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.

Teen Book Club group posed with donation check

In the News ...

Eunjeong (Sheri) Lee and Meera Shivakumar
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 excellent work!

Community Financial donating check to the Friends
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 Community Financial!

Catherine Boileau is presented with a check from Denise Sinkovich, a member of the Friends Scholarship Committee.
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 Secondary Education.  Catherine Boileau is presented with a check from Denise Sinkovich, a member of the Friends Scholarship Committee.

Donated by the Friends

Apple TV in Youth Story Time RoomApple TV

The Friends recently purchased an Apple TV and iPad for the Story Time Room with interactive elements to enhance the written word and target the five practices of pre-/early-literacy of reading, writing, singing, talking and playing.

 

Youth Activity Room Laptop

A state-of-the-art laptop was also purchased by the Friends for use in the Youth Activity Room.

 

Teen Stop KioskNew Kiosk in the Teen Stop

Thank you to the Friends for purchasing the brand new kiosk located in the Teen Stop!

 

Raising a Reader in Novi

This year the Novi Public Library and the Novi Community School District are partnering to launch a preschool reading initiative that will encourage parents to work with their young child (ages 3-5) with early learning and literacy. Reading is critical to a young person's development and school achievements and the Novi Library wants to be an important part of that development. We would like you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they begin kindergarten!

Thank you to the Friends of the Novi Library, Vibe Credit Union, Novi Rotary and Novi Community School District for sponsoring this program. Your support of reading, education and growth to the community is priceless!

 

3D Printer

3D printer objectsThank 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 projects.

 

Recent Friends Publications

 Friends E-Letter - September 2016
 Friends E-Letter - May 2016
 Friends E-Letter - April 2016
 Friends E-Letter - February 2016

 Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2016
 Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2016
 Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2015

 Friend's By-Laws
 2015-16 Budget
 Friends of the Library Welcome Brochure

 

Friends Leadership

Sue Johnson, President
Carol Hoffman, Vice-President
Barbara Brunett, Secretary
Carol Bauer, Treasurer
Marilyn Amberger
Pat Brunett
Sandy Butler
Evelyn Cadicamo
Vicky Mclean
Carol Neumann
Evelyn Young

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

Merchandise Price
Newer Fiction & Nonfiction $2 and up
Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction $1
Oversized Softcover Fiction & Nonfiction $1
Standard Paperbacks $0.50
Large Children & Youth Hardcover $1
Children's Golden Books $0.50
Children and Youth Softcover $0.50
Books on CD $1 and up
Music CDs $1
DVDs $2

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