Meet the Friends of the Romeo District Library!
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 purchase of puppets, new furniture, and software for the children’s library and support for special reading programs and other events. 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.
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.
Board of Directors – 2018-19
- Marcie Cornett – President
- Carol Sutherland – Vice President
- Joyce Hennessee – Secretary
- Sandy Pelfrey – Treasurer
- Mercedes Godin
- Cathy King – Director
- Al Kresse – Director
- Ann Kresse – Director
- Linda Luther – Director
- Beth Vollbach – Director
- The Library Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors
Liaisons to Friends Board
- Library Director – Romeo District Library and Graubner Library
- Bill Grandstaff – Romeo District Library Board
- Stacie Guzzo – Kezar Branch Library
- Grace Venet – Starkweather Arts Center
- Friends of Michigan Libraries
- American Library Association Resources for Friends
- ALA Publication: Libraries Need Friends
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.