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Relish in a night of spellbinding entertainment and join the Friends of the Ferndale Library Saturday, July 30 from 7-10 pm for a whimsical Southern Soiree in the Garden of Good & Evil Soiree. The library invites current and future “Friends” to mingle and dance under the stars at the magical, courtyard event. Entertainment, southern cuisine provided by Howe’s Bayou and delectable drinks will transport guests to a sultry and enchanting Savannah garden. Cost is free for current members and only $20 to become a member by joining here. The bewitching benefit is a chance for the Friends of the Ferndale Library to thank current members for their support as well as an opportunity to invite new members to join the “Friends.”

If you’re currently a member of the Friends, get your tickets here.

Renew your annual membership here.

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It’s that time of year again for Pig & Whiskey Festival and we need your help! Once again the Friends of the Ferndale Library will be pouring beer at the event, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Ferndale Area District Library!
Sign up for a shift today here!

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Feel the Fern and Show Some Library Love

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The Friends of the Ferndale Library kicks off their 2016 Feel the Fern Membership Drive on April 10, in conjunction with National Library Week.  To reach their goal of 200 new members, the Friends will be asking the community to show some library love.

Ferndale residents are known for enthusiastically supporting their community. In February, over 500 people showed their love at the Friends of the Ferndale Library sponsored indoor mini golf event, CaddyStacks. Friends board member, Katherine Siebenaler, says,  “This membership drive is a great opportunity for community members to go one step further and either become a member for the first time or renew a membership that was forgotten in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

An annual Friends membership is only $20 ($10 for seniors and students), and a great value considering the perks members receive in return.  The Friends use those membership dollars to support the library by funding the purchase of books, media, and supplies and by sponsoring popular library programs, including youth and adult reading challenges and other events.

In 2015 the Friends purchased the new interactive early learning materials in the Children’s Learning Center, $2000 in popular books and DVDs, and shelving for the library’s CD collection, as well as sponsoring the Summer Reading Celebration picnic.  Friends of Ferndale Library chair, Janelle Rogers, says, “We’re hopeful with a strong response to this membership drive, we’ll be able to do even more to assist the library in 2016.”

Find out all the ways the Friends of the Ferndale Library supported the library in 2015: Local.org Love: Are You a Friend of the Ferndale Library?

Sign up at one of the links below to be a Friends of the Ferndale Library member in 2016!

Friends member $20

Senior/student Friends member $10

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Caddy Stacks is coming to the Ferndale Area District Library on February 28 from 1-4pm as the main attraction for the Friends of the Ferndale Library Leap into Summer event! Take a break from the winter doldrums with nine holes of miniature golf throughout the library in addition to food and other fun summer games.  Cost is $5 per person. Kids 12 and under are free. Ferndale Area District Library is located at 222 E 9 Mile Rd (ph 248-546-2504).

Performances include The Luddites and Ben Moy. At 1pm The Luddites will transport the audience to summer festival fun followed by Ben Moy at 2pm, who will play ukulele around the campfire for a sing-a-long good time. Ben Moy (Director of Orchestras) is in his 10th year of teaching orchestra at Ferndale Public Schools and Assistant Director for the Ferndale High School Marching Band. The Luddites come equipped with guitars, accordion, plenty of vocal harmonies, and a sassy horn section, that blends rock and jazz, with hints of eastern European folk and Bourbon Street swing.

Proceeds from the event provide additional funding to the Library and support cultural, artistic, and educational programs, including specialized book groups, children’s programming, senior outreach, and collection development.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:

Early “Birdie” rates of sponsorship before February 5, 2016

  • Bushwood Country Club: Event sponsorship level $250
    • Dancing Gopher level: $40 to sponsor a green
    • Judge Smails level: $40 to sponsor a hole

Not So Early Birdie rates of sponsorship after February 4, 


  • Bushwood Country Club event sponsorship level: $300
    • Dancing Gopher level: $50 to sponsor a green
    • Judge Smails level: $50 to sponsor a hole.

About Friends of Ferndale Library

Friends of the Ferndale Library is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the community and raise funds to support the library.

Additional information about Friends of Ferndale Library can be found at  http://www.ferndalefriends.org

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