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Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library


Volunteers are the key to our success!  The Book Shop is staffed by a large group of volunteers who perform a variety of functions, from sorting the over 200,000 books we receive each year to writing Facebook and Twitter posts.  Volunteers stock the shelves, price the books, cashier when the Book Shop is open, and serve on the Board of Directors.  We could not be as successful as we are without the dedicated volunteer staff we have, and have had since opening in 1980.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please go to the Contact Us page and let us know that you’re interested.  The Book Shop Director will contact you. You may also visit our page at for more information on volunteer opportunities.


The Friends are supported by their volunteer Board of Directors.IMG_0118a


2019-2020 Friends Board of Directors:

Pat McDonald, President

Peter Sandretto, Vice President

Anita Sandretto, Secretary

Griff McDonald, Treasurer

Marionette Cano, Membership Chair

Susan Livingston, Marketing Chair

Janice Kielb

Gail Lift

Clare Canham-Eaton

Sally Freeman


    Ex-offico members:

Rachel Pastiva, Book Shop Director
Josie Parker, Director, AADL









Book Shop Hours:
M 10-9    T-F  12-6  Sa 9-6     Su 12-6
Books - Most $2
        or less
CDs - $2
DVDs - Most $2

Location: First Floor
Downtown Library
 343 South Fifth Av Ann Arbor, MI 48104 [Map/Directions]

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