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Friends Fundraisers

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

  • Membership dues and donations
  • Book and magazine sales
  • Refreshment sales at Movies at the Park
  • Annual Collector’s Corner Breakfast
Galveston Give-Back Night for the Friends of the Library

Galveston Give-Back Night for the Friends of the Library

Thursday, May 12
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Galveston Steakhouse
10 Commerce Square, Michigan City

Enjoy a delicious meal at Galveston on Thursday, May 12, and help the Friends of the Library at the same time! No coupon is necessary! Just tell your server you are supporting the Friends of the Library Give Back. The Friends appreciate your support!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marquette Mall
4073 S. Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Stop by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to visit the Friends’ ongoing book sale!

Hardback books: $1
Paperback books: $.50
Children’s books: $.25
Magazines: $.25
DVDs: $.50

All proceeds support the Friends of the Michigan City Public Library and are used to benefit the library.

Books, magazines, and DVDs can be donated at the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please do not bring donations to the library – the library cannot accept donated materials.

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 license 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.

 

Dremel Digilab 3D printer in Makerspace. Photo by: Paul Kemiel Photographics.

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

    • 3-D printers for the Makerspace
    • 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.

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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