Friends of the Library

Who the Friends of the Library Are

The Friends of the Mason County District Library was organized in 1977 by interested citizens who wished to create public interest in the Ludington Public Library, and to promote increased public support for the necessary development of the library so that it may adequately serve the needs of the local population.

As with other public institutions, the library is supported by public funds administered by a library board appointed by city and county commissioners. The Friends do not try to run the library. They do help the staff realize some of their ambitions sooner than would be possible if only public funds were available.

What We Do

The most important work of The Friends is raising funds which are turned over to the library for various uses. The Friends have provided funds for new books and videos, bookshelves, book carts, storage cabinets, paperback racks, and new furniture in the Reading Area. The Friends offer funds which are used for the library’s many children’s programs, from providing paperback books to give as prizes for the Summer Reading Program, to paying for performers and events such as the summer magic show.

Dues are Modest

The dues for membership in The Friends are $5.00 per person or $10.00 per couple. Dues for a family or contributing membership are $25.00, and sustaining membership dues are $50.00. Whether or not you participate actively, we hope you will join and look upon your dues as a contribution to our very excellent library.

Friends Support Literacy

The Friends administer the volunteer literacy program for adults who wish to improve their skills. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adults seeking assistance. Tutors and materials are provided at no charge to the student.

Friends Raise Money

Money is raised through membership dues and contributions. Our Annual Used Book Sale is our best fundraiser. The book sale is usually held in July, outside of the Ludington Library.

Join the Friends

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Ludington Library and mail to:

Mason County District Library
P.O. Box 549
Ludington MI 49431

One Person-$5/Each Couple-$10/Family

or: Contributing-$25/Sustaining-$50

Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale

Now taking donations for the next book sale. We accepting gently read books – hard cover and paperback. Please – no encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, Harlequin Romance, or Reader’s Digest books.

The summer 2023 book sale was very successful! Thank you, all for donating during the year and purchasing books at the sale.