EST. 1918

Friends of Boyne District Library

Who are the Friends?

“Friends of the BDL” support the idea that our library is a valuable community asset that needs nourishment to help foster the educational aspirations of young children, youth, and adults. Friends groups are citizens who use their collective powers to do everything from running book sales, assisting the library board and staff with special events, to purchasing special technology, promoting literacy, and much more!

Announcing a New Dues Schedule: To be more efficient, we are changing our membership mailing policy. Rather than mailing renewals monthly, we are now doing one mass mailing every May. If you have already paid your 2019 dues, please disregard this notice. You can renew your Friends’ membership in May 2020. To those who have yet to renew for 2019, please stop by the library and come to the circulation desk upstairs.

Thank You for Giving: Friends of the Boyne District Library Fundraiser a Success 
Brunch and Books was the name of the successful fundraiser held at Santé in Boyne City on Sunday, Nov. 3.  Santé donated 10% of all the event’s food receipts to the Friends of the Boyne District Library. A silent auction of books and book-related items generated sizeable bids. And, a number of brunch attendees gave generous cash donations, all contributing to the final amount. “We owe a sincere thanks to all the people who came out tosupport us, to those who donated auction items, and to the many individuals whogave us cash donations on their way out the door,” says Friends’ Board President Betsy Koss. “And, of course we thank Santé for staging the event, donating part of their profits, and creating beautiful advertising posters.”  The brunch was just one of many different fundraising events given throughout the year by the Friends of the Boyne District Library to support library programs and initiatives.

Membership Categories:

Membership contributions are tax deductible.

  • Student ($5)
  • Individual ($15)
  • Family ($30)
  • Business ($100)
  • Life ($500)

Payment:

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Boyne District Library. Include your name, address, telephone and email information and send to:

Friends of the Boyne District Library
201 E. Main Street, Boyne City, MI 49712

The Friends Board meets on the second Monday of every month and members are encouraged to attend! Ask a library staff member for more information, or email: friends@boynelibrary.org

Donate & Volunteer: Information on how YOU can support your library!

Friends of BDL Mission Statement

The Friends of the Boyne District Library advocates the use, understanding, and appreciation of the Library through service and fundraising.   

Become a member of the Friends of the Boyne District Library and you will receive patron reserved seating at authors’ events and an invitation to preview events at Friends Used Book Sales. 

Goals of the Friends

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit group responsible to the Library’s Board and to the director of the Library. The Friends of the Library strives:

  • To design and implement fundraising projects
  • To support the Library’s onsite programming
  • To support the Library’s outreach to the community
  • To provide staffing when requested for the Library’s programs
  • To purchase needed physical items that enrich the Library
  • To advertise the Library and its resources throughout the community

Friends of the Library Board Members: 2019-20

  • Betsy Koss (President)
  • Julie Hasse (Vice-President)
  • Linda McGeorge (Treasurer)
  • Geri Dietze (Secretary)
  • Nancy Epstein
  • Bill McMillian
  • Jordan Peck
  • Christine Redman