Rethink book club this summer – no assigned reading, no required questions, an introvert’s delight!

The Friends are bringing a quiet book club to our parks. Bring a book, a seat if you’d like, and read in quiet camaraderie with like minded book lovers.

We will be popping up at the parks listed on alternating dates bi-weekly and hope to see you there!

Friends of the Ferndale Library is a nonprofit organization with 501c3 tax-deductible status. We help support the Ferndale Area District Library’s mission of strengthening the community by providing access to materials and services that inform, enrich, entertain, and empower.

Friends Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Ferndale Area District Library and on Zoom. The public is always welcome.

What we do:

  • Sponsor cultural, artistic and educational programs, and special events at the library
  • Sell donated books and DVDs, as well as our own swag in the Friends Bookstore
  • Provide funds for special collections and library services

What did in 2023!

Theatre Bizarre
Sponsored First Stop Fridays and Summer Concert Series,
like Theatre Bizarre Orchestra.

Sponsored the Summer Reading Kickoff. Which included a Beatles cover singer,
and taco and ice cream trucks with free food for the attendees.

Did community outreach by participating in the Ferndale
Fall Festival, where we gave free books, crafts and toys
to over 170 kids

Sorted and sold many hundreds of donated
books and DVDs in the Friends Bookstore.

Paid for BookPage subscription,
which the library gives free to

While we typically celebrate the 12 Days of Friendsmas, in 2023 we decided to celebrate the 12 Days of GIFTSmas!

Check out the video here to hear Friends president Ed Burns talk through our excitement to give back to the library, and the community, as we rounded out the year! Then scroll through this page to see what we bought.

Awhile back, we thought we’d put together a cookbook of Friends’ favorite recipes. We asked for contributions, and got a lot of good ones. Alas, we didn’t end up with enough to meet the minimum recommendation of our cookbook publisher. We do still want to share the recipes we got, and acknowledge the kind folks who sent them in. So we’ve created a web page. We hope you’ll try some of the recipes, and let us know how they came out. Friends Recipes

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