Friends of the Library

FRIENDS OF THE CENTER LINE LIBRARY

 In 1992, at the invitation of the late Anne Cross, Library Director at that time, interested residents of Center Line and Warren held several meetings planning the formation of the Friends of the Library. We were chartered in April of 1993 as a non-profit organization and have continued to support the Library with funds not available in the budget for almost 30 years.

 Our goal has always been to promote the library as one of the city’s best assets. Through community support with membership dues, we have been able to sponsor programs for children and adults, raising funds with book sales and bake sales, presenting guest speakers and authors, the most famous of whom was Elmore Leonard, and producing two cookbooks. Our most profitable fundraiser is the annual Cookie Walk held at the Recreation Dept. during the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME. BE AN ACTIVE PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY.

THIRTY YEARS OF HISTORY   Message from the Friends of the Center Line Library Anniversary Tea   April 22, 2023

Here is a message from the Friends of the Center Line Library.

ANNUAL DUES

  • ADULTS $10
  • STAFF-SENIORS-STUDENTS $5
  • KIDS (14 and under) $1
  • BUSINESS $50
  • LIFETIME $125 - once

  

 

 Currently our best source of income is the newly renovated and updated BOOK STORE, located inside the library, which is open during library hours once again. It has been upgraded with books in very good condition by the Friends Board members. We favor a ‘Good will offering’ instead of individual pricing at this time. Just place your donation in the box on the wall.

NOW ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS ONCE AGAIN DURING LIBRARY HOURS

2023 Friends of the Library scholarship photo cropped2023 Winners of the Paul and Marjorie Murray Library Scholarship

THE PAUL AND MARJORIE MURRAY LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIP

 This June we awarded our second annual $500 scholarships to two Center Line High School students entering college in the fall. This year’s deserving winners were Hannah Haire and Syeda Shahriah Akther. Even small donations from patrons and members add up to hundreds to support Center Line students who apply for the scholarship. 

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2022 Winners of the Paul and Marjorie Murray Library Scholarship

A photo of the winners of the 2021 Friends of the Library Scholarship2021 Winners of the Paul and Marjorie Murray Library Scholarship


DONATIONS TO THE FRIENDS MAY BE SPECIFIC: 
GENERAL FUND OR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

 Other ways to support your library:

  • Buy books from our Book Store
  • Donate books in good condition to the Book Store
  • Bake for fundraisers