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Mission Statement
Join the Friends
What Do the Friends Do?
Contribute
Important Information About The Friends





Mission Statement

The Mission of The Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library is to support the Library , its services and programs through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteers. The Friends are dedicated to the goal of making our library the best through community awareness and involvement.





The Friends Welcome You!

And we ask you to please join us!! Your dues and support will accomplish much for the Library and the community.

How do you join the Friends?
Simply print and fill in the membership form, or pick up a membership envelope at the Library.
Make a check payable to...
"Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library."

Drop off or mail to:
The Benzie Shores District Library
630 Main Street
P.O.Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635


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What Do the Friends Do?

The Friends provide financial support for various programs, projects, and equipment purchases that make the Library a more complete community resource.

The Friends support a variety of projects, including:

*Miscellaneous equipment purchases
*Book sale
*Ground maintenance and gardens
*District library development
*Newsletter
*Planned giving project
*Book bags
*Children's tent
*Great books
*Board books for babies
*Various periodicals subscriptions
*Financial support for: the: "Reflections by the Bay" program series, Summer Story Hours, and Summer Reading Programs. 


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How Can the Friends Do What They Do?

The Friends ability to support the Library is based on our membership dues, donations, and fundraising projects.

The Friends hold an annual used book sale on the third Saturday in August. It is a major fundraiser. Book donations are appreciated at any time. Please bring them to the Library or call for pick up.

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Contribute to the Endowment Fund

Contributions to the Endowment Fund help to insure the continued viability of the Friends and the Library.

There are three ways to contribute to the Endowment Fund:
Click here to contribute online with a credit card via a secure connection. (Once that page loads, click on "Make a Donation to the Friends of the Benzie Shores Library Endowment Fund" link.)
Make a check payable to GTRCF (which is the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation). Please write "Friends of the Benzie Shores Library Endowment Fund" in the memo line of the check. Please drop it off or mail it to:
The Benzie Shores District Library
630 Main Street
P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635

Planned Giving – click on this link for more information.

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Important Information About The Friends Organization

The Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library is a 501(c)(3) organization.
The Friends membership year and fiscal year are the calendar year January to December.
The Friends Annual Meeting and election of officers is held in the month of June, the actual date will be posted in advance.
The Friends Board, when business requires, will meet on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 A.M. in the Library.
The Friends membership is comprised of all those who are current with their dues.
The Friends Board is made up of four officers and two or more trustees, each elected for a one year term.
Members of the current Friends Board are:


President: Joseph P. Hommel
Vice President: Mary Lou Wichert
Treasurer: Gloria Boyd
Secretary: Carol Edmonds
Trustee: Donald Ruff
Trustee: James Mackenzie
Trustee: Janet Robb
Trustee: Jane Comings

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Location:
630 Main Street
P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635
(231) 352-4671

Frankfort Area Map

Hours:
Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.










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Benzie Shores District Library