Friends of the Library

There are Many Ways to Be a Library Friend!

Friends - Donate

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 via PayPal to

Your Time

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

I’m Interested in Volunteering

Your Talent

Serve on the Board and help plan sales and sort books each week.

Volunteer Form

friends book shelf

Friends Book Shelf is now the Friends Bookstore! 

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 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

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.

how to be a friend of the library

Join the Friends of MHPL Today!


Membership Form

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Friends Board

PresidentDeborah Shepherd
Vice PresidentKristina Mentzer
SecretaryLiz Wortham
TreasurerPaige Szymanski
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Friends Documents

Friends Constitution

Friends History

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.