Friends of the Library

In 1988, a group of library lovers and supporters joined together to establish the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library. With a dedicated board and countless volunteers, the Friends provide support to the Library in a number of ways. Through contributions from the public in the form of memorial and commemorative gifts, the Friends supplement the Library’s regular budget with the purchase of books and special supplies.

Additionally, the Friends operate a used book sale room in the library. Donated and withdrawn materials from the library are for sale. All proceeds are put back into the library’s collection.


The library has developed a handout with donation guidelines and helpful resources for other donation and recycling sites in the community.

Download: Donations Guidelines Brochure (PDF)

For more information on the Friends or to make a contribution, please see the Ways to Give section of the Gifts and Donations page, or contact the Friends by email at

How do the Friends support the library?
  • The Friends sponsor a standing order for best-selling fiction, ensuring that the library receives the newest and most popular books automatically
  • The Memorial Garden on the north side of the library was established and is maintained by the Friends
  • The Summer Reading Club and other special children’s activities are sponsored by the Friends

The Friends’ Board meets in the Library at 6:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May.

For more information on the Friends or to make a contribution, please contact the Friends via

Membership information is also available at the Library or you can download the membership form (PDF) online.

If you are interested in making a memorial gift to the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library you can download the memorial gift form (PDF) which can be printed and mailed.

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