Celebrating 75 Years of Supporting the Grosse Pointe Public Library

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.  They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.

~ Sidney Sheldon

The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library is a member-supported organization that encourages literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading which stimulates interest in the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Established and active since 1948, we are dedicated to supporting and expanding the educational, cultural, and outreach programs of the library.   The Friends sponsor activities that align with our mission to encourage learning and reading and support the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

Our mission is achieved through a strong membership base and volunteer group that generously supports Friends' activities such as the Friends Down Under Book Store, Used Book Sales and The Books, Bags, and Bagels event.   Funds from these events go directly to the library to support their wide variety of programming.

Friends of the GPPL support library programs such as:

And conduct impactful Friends activities such as:

Current Board of Directors

Tracy Magee, President

Vicki Granger, Vice President

Susan Vethacke, Treasurer

Gina Tecos, Secretary

Donna Abdoo, Corresponding Secretary

Shail Arora, Martina Burke, Susan Christensen, John Minnis, Pat Nicholl, Amy Sherry and Andrea Symbal