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.

Friends Board Meetings

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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

National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23-2021. Friend Your Library. United for Libraries, Association of Library Trustees, Advocated, Friends and Foundations: A division of the American Library Association.

Friend Your Library

October 17-23rd is National Friends of Libraries Week. Join us in thanking our Friends of ELPL!

Limited Donations Will Be Accepted By Friendshop

Starting September 7 the Friends can accept donations of materials, 2 boxes or bags per donor can be accepted.
Books arranged in a heart shape with text reading A Massive Thank You from the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library

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:


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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