Elk Rapids District Library

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Friends of the Library



"In a spirit of collaboration and service, the dedicated volunteers of the Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library
      are committed to enhance and enrich the Elk Rapids District Library."


Friends of the Library General Meeting

 The 2017 general meetings for the Friends of the Library will be Tuesday, June 27th and Tuesday, October 24th at 10:15 a.m. in the Library meeting room.

Book Bags

Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library
have a new logo and new book bags! They are for sale at the circulation desk.
Each purchase contributes to the Friends' efforts to enhance our Library.

The Book Cellar


Books, DVDs, Puzzles & More!!
The FOL maintain an ongoing book sale in the basement of the library.
Browse the well stocked shelves of "The Book Cellar" for books of all genres; soft and
hard cover, audio books, puzzles, DVDs, and CDs.

Prices are by donation.

Join the Friends! 

By clicking on the above link and returning the form to the

Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library
PO Box 337
Elk Rapids, MI  49629

you will become an active 
member of  the FOERDL. Join today!


Baffling Bill!

There was magic in the air as Baffling Bill the magician amazed a sold-out audience at the HERTH on Thursday September 26th. The Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library hosted an outstanding Magic Show and dinner for the community. The Friends committee chair, Cathy Walle, with Mary Allender, Linda Bell Smith, and the help of Library staff and graphic designer Melanie Knight of MK Designs, carried out a wonderful, well planned evening of entertainment. Underwritten by the Friends, the ticketed event was free; however many guests made generous donations.

We are grateful to the many business and personal sponsors who joined the Friends with financial gifts to help defray the cost of the event: Alden State Bank, All Smiles Family Dentistry, Paul Brink, Cherry Suites Assisted Living, Cone Coral and Pizzeria, Covell Funeral Home, Edward Jones/Tom Shelder Financial Advisor, Elk Rapids District Library, Elk Rapids Golf Club, Elk Rapids News,  Elk Rapids Tire Alignment, Elk River Marina, Grace Lutheran Church of ER/Rev. James C. Redmann, Fitzpatrick Insurance, Harbor Antiques/Steve Mclain, Harbor Point Chiropractic, Pine Hill Nursery, Riverside Title, Rob Ford, Schumacher Dental Lab, TJ Charlie's, Vacation Village, Village Market, Norman Veliquette, and Write Now Editing and Copywriting.

The Baffling Bill Magic Show marked the final event in a very successful year for the Friends. Our spring and summer membership campaign garnered 75 new Friends. We were able to give financial support to the summer reading program and the Harbor Days Knights and Princesses Party. We held a very successful raffle of a John Goss fish sculpture. And donations to The Book Cellar broke new records.


                        Photos by SMW

                         National Friends of Libraries Week
                     October 15th-22nd

                Friends Bulletin Board