Shop with Amazon Smile - Shop at smile.amazon.com 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
The store will still be open during all regular hours, and you still find great reads, but with more to choose from. Books will be updated throughout the month, and you'll continue to pay by PayPal or use cash at the Library's circulation desk. Thank you for your patronage!
Guidelines for Donating Books & Other Materials
Please Do Not Donate
Books in like-new or good condition
Stained, dirty, or damaged books
Hardcover fiction or non-fiction
Text books older than 2 years
Reader's Digest or National Geographic
DVD movies and TV series
Books with a noticeable odor
Books on CD
VHS or cassette tapes
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.
The Friends have been helping to build support for the library since 1957. They have provided financial support from membership fees and volunteer support at the Friends of the Library Used Book Sales. 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, a disc repair machine to help prolong the life of book-on-CD and DVD collections, an HD Flat panel TV screen that displays a slide show of upcoming library events, and the annual Book Page subscription. Since November 2022, they have been sponsoring a virtual author speaker series.