Friends of the Library

Contact the Friends

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Keep an eye out for this image. Programs with this icon are sponsored by the Friends of the Novi Public Library.  Raised Hands 


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
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

Please note that the January, February and March 2015 meetings have been cancelled.



Date Day Time Age
Feb 10 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
Program: Forensic Art: Capturing the Living, Identifying the Dead
Mar 24 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
Program: Explaining the Mysteries of Bird Migration
Apr 22 Wed 7-8:30pm 18+
Program: Detroit River: A Dynamic Maritime Highway

Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled


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?  

Join or Renew Your Membership Online

The Novi Friends have met another milestone toward our goal of going “Green”. We now have added the ability to join or renew your membership online if you have a PayPal account. Note we cannot take credit cards directly. A PayPal account is required to make an on-line payment. Just go to the following link and enter your information. You will receive a receipt and we will get a copy to update our information. 

Our thanks to Willy Mena. He provided us with the program necessary to offer this capability.

In the News ...

The Friends of the Novi Library were awarded a $1,000 grant at the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society event.

Julie Farkas holding grant check

The Friends of the Novi Public Library donated $25,000 to the Novi Library at their annual meeting on June 11.

Julie Farkas holding donation check 

Interns holding donation checks

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

 Friends Newsletter - November 2014
 Friends Newsletter - October 2014
 Friends Newsletter - September 2014
 Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2014
 Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2014
 Among Friends Newsletter - Spring 2013
 Among Friends Newsletter - Winter 2013
 Among Friends Newsletter - Fall 2012
 Friend's By-Laws
 2014-15 Budget
 Friends of the Library Welcome Brochure


Friends Leadership

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

Friends of the Library posed group

Friends of the Library Scholarship

Each year the Friends award a scholarship, based on scholastic achievement and community service, to a high school senior who is planning on studying library science or a related field. The 2014 scholarship was awarded to Rachel Hansen, a graduate of Novi High School.

Friends of the Library Presenting Scholarship Award to Rachel Hansen

Book Nook Hours

Mon 12pm-6pm
Wed 12pm-4pm
Thu 12pm-6pm
Fri 10am-4pm
Sat 12pm-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.