Friends of the Big Rapids Library

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Friends of the Library Board

Lynn Anderson - President

Suzanne Finney - Vice President

Jerena Keys - Treasurer

Ena Dakkuri/Karen Motawi - Secretary

 

 

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Our Mission
If you have any questions or are interested in joining our organization, please fill out the contact form below!

The Friends of the Big Rapids Community Library exists to  promote knowledge of our library and to enhance its value to the community. In an effort to support the development of library services and facilities, the Friends work to purchase materials and equipment with money raised, continue programs that promote literacy and a love of reading, and develop new programs that will advance the goals of the Big Rapids Community Library.

We support programs such as:

  • Summer Reading Programs & Activities

  • Catch 'em in the Cradle (books for newborns)

  • Expansion of eBook delivery & devices

  • Preschool Story Times

  • Homebound Delivery (for homebound & elderly patrons)

  • Book Discussion Groups

  • Adult Literacy Tutor Training

  • Continued enhancements to indoor & outdoor spaces at the Library

Fundraisers include:

  • Annual Used Book Sale (Labor Day Weekend)

  • Chicken BBQ at the Sawmill Saloon (June)

  • Character Breakfasts (Spring and Fall)

  • Endowment Fund

General membership meetings are held each April and November, while board meetings are held at 4:00 PM on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings!

We are always accepting new members and volunteers! If you are interested in joining our organization as a donating member, you may mail or deliver a check in person to:

Friends of the Big Rapids Community Library

426 S. Michigan Avenue

Big Rapids, MI 49307

Annual membership fees are as follows:

  • Individual - $15

  • Family - $30

  • Book Lover - $50

  • Corporate - $100

  • Benefactor - $150

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming an active member, there are many areas where we can have you help. These areas include:

  • Volunteer hours to assist the Library Staff

  • Fundraising events

  • Used Book Sales

  • Summer Reading Program & Activities

  • Catch 'em in the Cradle

  • Preschool Story Time

  • Endowment Fund

  • Newsletters, Facebook, and/or website

  • Outdoor spaces and landscaping

The Friends of the Big Rapids Community Library is a 501(C)3 organization. Your donations are tax deductible.

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BIG RAPIDS COMMUNITY LIBRARY

426 S. MICHIGAN AVE.

BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307

PHONE (231) 796-5234

FAX (231) 796-1078

WWW.BIGRAPIDSLIBRARY.ORG

LIBRARIAN@BIGRAPIDSLIBRARY.ORG

Library Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri.,        10am-5pm 
Tues., Thurs.,               11am-7pm
Saturday                      9am-12pm
Sunday                         Closed