WHO ARE THE FRIENDS?
The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library are a committed group of volunteers who operate the Friends Book Shop in the lower level of the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library.
TO HELP US SUPPORT CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING, WE NEED:
- Volunteers who staff the Book Shop, serve on the Board and sort donations.
- Donations of books, CDs and DVDs
- Members who provide ongoing and sustaining support to the Friends and the Book Shop.
We’re moving up in the world! The Book Shop is moving to the first floor of the Downtown Library, in the former Teen Room. Plans are now under way for an opening in early November, so stay tuned.
Now that the elevator repairs are completed our volunteers are busy sorting all of the hundreds of boxes of books that were donated during the summer. Soon stocking of the new space will begin. When we open, the Book Shop will be open many more hours than before. All of the sorting and planning is taking time, so please be patient. Plans will be announced as soon as they are available.
Meanwhile, we are still selling a good selection of books on the first floor of the downtown library, during regular library hours. New books are added daily.
HOW TO CHOOSE A BOOK:
32 “Expert” Reviewers give the low-down on how to choose a good book by answering 5 simple questions. Babies & Books: a tongue-in-cheek look at a serious issue. Click here for a video about babies and books. It shows the importance of physical interactions with books via a number of candid photos by parents and caregivers of young children. This project was developed by Shutta Crum, award winning author of children’s books, who also happens to be one of our volunteers. It is not a commercial venture, and does not advertise Shutta’s books.
We welcome your questions and comments. Just click the “Contact Us” link.