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  • To maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries
  • To assist in promoting knowledge of and participation in library needs
  • To aid in providing funds to meet special library needs
  • To support and cooperate with the library in developing services and facilities for the community
  • To stimulate the gift of books, magazines, periodicals, desirable collections endowments and bequests
  • To provide a channel for individuals and organizations to express ideas and make suggestions for library use and service
  • To do all things to promote and foster the betterment of library services to all the Plymouth community

The vibrant furnishing in the lower-level youth area were provided by the Friends.

To keep them affordable, the Friends underwrite the purchase of these library totebags - sturdy and environmentally friendly. They're available for $2 apiece at the library's checkout desk.

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The Friends sponsor a variety of adult programs covering topics such as: collage2

art history
health & wellness
World War history
Annual spring Book & Author Luncheon
Family Activities


Friends of the Plymouth District Library generously support many programs for the children of the community. These activities include:

puzzle tableRecord-breaking summer reading program for over 1250 children and 300 teens

Born to Read book bags full of pre-reading goodies for parents & grandparents of new babies

Kid's Book Week program and prizes

Programs for homeschool families








As a commitment to the entire Library community, the Friends also provide these services on an on-juggling girlsgoing basis:

Various volunteer work assignments in the library
Used Book Sale all year round
Special Book Sales throughout the year
Sale of Old and Rare Used Books via the Internet
Seasonal floral displays and statues for the Library
Special event sponsorship and assistance, like the Renovation Celebration in October 2007.

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For further information about Friends of the Library, 
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Pulitzer prize winning author Bryan Gruley to speak at annual luncheon

Bryan Gruley

This annual Friends event will welcome award-winning author Bryan Gruley on Friday, May 6, 2016, 11 :30 a.m. at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center. Mr. Gruley’s work includesStarvation Lake: A Mystery, The Hanging Tree and The Skeleton Box. He shared in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks in his time on staff with TheWall Street Journal. 

Cost per person is $30 – reservations will be accepted until April 22 at 12 noon. Download a reservation form here.




Noted judge of the Detroit Bankruptcy is guest speakerJudgeRhodes

On May 12, 2016 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Plymouth District Library will welcome Judge Steven Rhodes from Eastern District of Michigan Courts, noted judge of the Detroit bankruptcy.

Judge Rhodes will provide a one-year update on the City following this historic event. This program is open to everyone! Visit the Meetings page for more details.