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.

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Marsha's Friendshop Re-Opens August 9!

It's happening, finally! We've all been waiting! You have been so patient! Marsha's Friendshop will open on August 9 at 10am!
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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

Limited Donations Will Be Accepted After Labor Day 2021

Starting September 7 the Friends can accept donations of materials.
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They're Back! Friends Sell T-Shirts With New Designs!

Our crafty designers have been hard at work creating new t-shirt designs that truly showcase the awesomeness of the Friends of the Library!
Book carts of used books for sale at the library

Used Book Sales Are Coming Back...Slowly

A limited number of used books are now on sale. No donations of materials are being accepted at this time.


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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