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Program: Friends of the East Lansing Public Library

Love Marsha's Friendshop?  More Great Selections Available Online!

In addition to Marsha's Friendshop in the library the Friends also have stores on Ebay and Etsy with tons of great deals, rare titles, and unique gifts.

Buy a Friends T-Shirt!

You can buy one of our t-shirts and know that a portion comes to the Friends! Pick a lovely color! (or two).
Friends of the East Lansing Public Library logo

Mission Statement:

To stimulate the use and development of the East Lansing Pubic Library's resources and services; to encourage gifts and to focus attention on the East Lansing Public Library.

Friends News

No Donations of Materials Accepted During Library Closure

During the library's closure the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library will not be accepting donations of used books.

A Massive Thank You From the Friends

In a time when so many causes are struggling, the library will benefit greatly from the generosity of the following donors:

Thank You to Blaze Pizza and Noodles & Co. For Fundraisers!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent restaurant sponsored fundraisers! We are grateful to Blaze Pizza and Nooles & Co. for…


The Friends of the East Lansing Public Library have won several awards celebrating their dedication and hard work on behalf of the library.

In May 2003 the Friends won the Crystal Award presented by the City of East Lansing to the city's most outstanding volunteers.

On May 20 2006 the Friends proudly accepted the Keep Michigan Beautiful Distinguished Service Plaque for their commission and installation of a sculpture in remembrance of the life of Cheryl Spears, a beloved member of the East Lansing community and dedicated Friends Board member.


Cheryl Spears Sculpture - "Who's Watching Whom?"
Cheryl Spears memorial sculpture - "Who's Watching Whom?"
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