Get Involved


Individual Volunteers 

Volunteering at the library is a fun and fulfilling way to give back to your community, and complete service requirements for such organizations as National Honors Society, Technical National Honor Society, BSA Scouts, or Girl Scouts.  We also work with some individuals to help fulllfill court mandated service hours.

What does volunteering at the library involve?

  • Assisting with event set up and clean up
  • Preparing materials for programs or Take Home activities
  • Taking pictures at library events (camera provided)
  • Count participants
  • Help with demonstrations 
  • Engage patrons during game programs
  • Monitor and restock refreshments as needed
  • Collection inventory and maintenance 

Any Michigan resident above the age of 13 (or entering 7th grade) is welcome to contact us about volunteering. Those above the age of 18 are required to submit to a background check. We take the safety of our staff and patrons seriously and will exercise judgement regarding which volunteers we accept to ensure that the library remains a safe space for the whole community. Please refer to our Volunteers Policy for complete details.

To begin volunteering, please print off our Volunteer Information Form and return it to the library or email it to

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at


Membership – Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a paid membership that offers exclusive benefits and occasional volunteer opportunities; perfect for those who are eager to advocate on behalf of the library. More information can be found at on our Friends page.

Monetary Contributions


Thinking of making a donation to help improve the library? We would be happy to receive your gift! Every donation enables our staff to provide the best possible programming, community support, and catalog of materials. By donating to the library you make us an even better community hub where you and your friends, family, and neighbors can access the information and support that they need. Bring in cash or a check to the library.

For extra convenience, you can also give to the Friends of the Library via PayPal — the Friends are a 501(c)3 organization and all donations to the Friends are used to support the Library.

Click the button below to donate via PayPal.


Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. We are honored to receive remembrance donations, library staff can work with you to find a mutually agreeable use of the donation.  The Library will send an acknowledgment to the family of the individual you are honoring.

Additionally we offer a remembrance book plate placed in the front cover of any new material purchased with the donation. Please keep in mind that our catalog changes based on community needs, and as such we cannot guarantee that materials purchased via memorial donation will be kept by the library indefinitely. 

For more informaton, please contact or call 517-627-7014 and ask for Lise Mitchell or Ann Burch to discuss your memorial.