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About the Friends

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that raises money to contribute to library needs and promotes community awareness of the library. They advocate for robust funding of the library, and support the freedom of individuals to read what they wish.

Frozen image - license for Movies in the ParkThe Friends sponsor the library’s annual Writing Out Loud series and Movies in the Park series. They pay for the library’s annual film licenseĀ and support a variety of programs for children and adults.

Friends work with the library staff to help provide electronic resources, books, and media for library patrons. They directly contribute to the children, youth, and adults attending its programs by acting as ambassadors and advocates with elected officials.

friends_carpetThe Friends have purchased many enhancements for the library, including:

    • Story Hour rug in the Youth Services department
    • Butterfly chair
    • Courtyard water feature

Support from the Friends provides funding for staff continuing education and professional development, volunteer recognition, and other needs that can’t be met in the library’s operating budget.

Friends Fundraisers

butterfly chairThe Friends raise funds for the library through many avenues, including:

  • Membership dues and donations
  • Ongoing book and magazine sale
  • Refreshment sales at Movies at the Park
  • Annual Collector’s Corner Breakfast

The Friends of the Library need items for their ongoing book sale. You can drop off your paperbacks, hardbacks and magazines at the Circulation Department, or please call 219-873-3066 to arrange for drop-off at the library’s loading dock.

Become a Member

Sign up now to become a member of the Friends of the Library! There are three levels of membership:

Individual - $10 a year
Business - $50 a year
Patron - $100 a year

You can sign up to become a Friend of the Library at the Circulation Desk. Join us in helping the library provide education and entertainment to our residents!

If you have any questions about the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library, please contact Robin Kohn, Public Relations Department, at rkohn@mclib.org or by phone at (219) 873-3049.

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