Friends of the Library

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Friends Book Shelf

Open During Regular Library Hours

You'll find some great reads on this little bookstore shelf - books are updated throughout the month. Pay by PayPal or pay cash at the Library's circulation desk. Thank you for your patronage!

Guidelines for Donating Books                     & Other Materials

Please DonatePlease Do Not Donate
Books in like-new or good conditionStained, dirty, or damaged books
Hardcover fiction or non-fictionText books older than 2 years
Children's booksReader's Digest or National Geographic
DVD movies and TV seriesBooks with a noticeable odor
Books on CDEncyclopedia sets

VHS or cassette tapes

Have Books to Donate?

Small Batch Donations 24/7

Thank you for thinking of our library! If you have just a few bags, you can now drop them off in the Friends Donation Bin 24/7. (Brush St. side)

Larger Batch Donations Donate on Saturdays

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm. 

For several boxes (or anything more than you can easily carry), please bring to our loading dock on the side of the building off Brush St., and ring the doorbell. We will help you unload. Thank you!!

Friends donation bin

What do we do with your donations?

Librarians will evaluate any donated materials for possible addition to the collection, however not every item is suitable or needed. Items that are not needed for the library collection are donated to the Friends of the Madison Heights Public Library.

Consider recycling books that fall into the 'Please do not donate' category, or turn them into crafts. Ask our librarians for more details.

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Friends Board

PresidentDeborah Shepherd
Vice PresidentKristina Mentzer
SecretaryLiz Wortham
TreasurerPaige Szymanski

There are Many Ways to Be a Library Friend!

Your Time

The Friends are currently looking for volunteers to help coordinate the book donation program! 

I’m Interested in Volunteering

Your Talent

The Friends currently has 1 board position open:


Volunteer Form

Your Wallet

Shop with Amazon Smile - Shop at and select Friends of the Madison Heights Public Library as your charity, then Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Friends at no extra cost to you!

Purchase Used Books - Our Annual Book Sale is held in October each year, and we have a bookshelf inside the library, available any time the library is open.

Make a Donation - The Friends are a Tax Exempt group so your donation is tax deductible. Mail a check made out to the Friends of the Madison Heights Public Library to: Attn: MHPL Friends, 240 W. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071 or send through PayPal to

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Join the Friends of MHPL Today!


Membership Form

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Friends History

The Friends have been helping to build support for the library since 1957. Their labors encouraged Library growth from the basement of the original City Hall to our present facility. They have provided financial support from membership fees and volunteer support at the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale. Funds raised enable the library to stretch budget dollars and improve services.

Some of the services the Friends of the Madison Heights Public Library have provided include: Youth programs, Prizes for the Summer Reading Programs, Computers for Internet access, A disc repair machine to help prolong the life of our book-on-CD and DVD collections, and a HD Flat panel TV screen for displaying the City information channel.

Friends Documents

Friends Constitution