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Meet the Friends of the Romeo District Library

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The Friends of the Romeo District Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 7pm at the Graubner Branch, 65821 Van Dyke in Washington. The agenda will include installation of new Board members and election of officers, as well as a review of the past year’s accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. Everyone is welcome.

The slate for the 2022 Board of Directors:

  • Marcie Cornett – President
  • Al Kresse – Vice President
  • Joyce Hennessee – Secretary
  • Sandy Pelfrey – Treasurer
  • Carole Sutherland – Director
  • Jo Juengel – Director
  • Ann Kresse – Director
  • Linda Luther – Director
  • Beth Vollbach – Director
  • Susan Wetter – Director (new 2022)
  • Judy Most – Director (new 2022)
  • Janelle Danyko (new 2022)   

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The Friends of the Romeo District Library is a non-profit organization that stimulates community appreciation of the library’s resources and services; encourages gifts and bequests in support of the library and sponsors special programs in cooperation with the library staff. The Friends have been in operation since 1987.

The support of the Friends helps the Library to offer services above and beyond those services funded by tax support. Recent projects have included the support for summer reading programs and Battle of the Books. We hosted an author event with local author, Karen Dionne, provided a donation to the Romeo Community Archives and provided funding toward the new Bookmobile for the library. The Friends is an all-volunteer organization. Community members and Library patrons who volunteer and donate can see their support going directly to the Library.

Friends’ events not only raise funds, but raise public awareness for the excellent programs and services offered by the Romeo District Library.

The Friends Used Book Stores are located at the Graubner Library at 65821 Van Dyke in Washington and the Kezar Branch Library at 107 Church Street in Romeo and operate during library hours. We have a large selection of books, DVDs, and music CDs. available for sale. The selection changes on a weekly basis – so it makes sense to visit often!  Saturdays at Kezar everything is half off!  Visit the book store page for our standard price list.

2021 Art Contest winners from Romeo High School. Michael Gleason and Jenna Knepper

Board of Directors – 2021

  • Marcie Cornett – President
  • Al Kress – Vice President
  • Joyce Hennessee – Co Secretary
  • Carol Sutherland – Co Secretary
  • Sandy Pelfrey – Treasurer
  • Mercedes Godin – Director
  • Jo Juengel – Director
  • Ann Kresse – Director
  • Linda Luther – Director
  • Beth Vollbach – Director
  • Claire Lopiccolo –  Library Director (non-voting member of the Board of Directors)

Liaisons to Friends Board

  • Claire Lopiccolo – Romeo District Library Director
  • Bill Grandstaff – Romeo District Library Board
  • Stacie Guzzo – Kezar Branch Library
  • Grace Venet – Starkweather Arts Center

Board Manual

Board Resources

Friends of the Romeo District Library provides support by funding projects that enhance literacy in our communities of Bruce Township, Washington Township, Village of Romeo, and beyond. Some of the projects are renewed annually and others are one-time events or purchases by the Romeo District Library. Projects are generally initiated by the staff of the Romeo District Library.

An application is provided HERE for Library staff who would like the Friends to consider funding for a project.