Join the Friends

Friends volunteer

Join the Friends!
Photo: Kristin Beadle

Why Join?

Joining the Friends says to everyone that you care about your library and value its resources. Each new member makes us stronger. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission.

Download the Membership Form PDF

Member Benefits

  • Annual Friends newsletter
  • 20% discount coupon for one Bookstore purchase
  • Early admittance to our popular Holiday Book Sale
  • Email notices of upcoming sales and promotions 
  • Participate in the Friends annual meeting in May

Membership Options

Friends of the Kalamazoo Public Library offer a variety of membership options. You decide which one works for you. Your dues are tax deductible and (except for mailing costs) benefit the library. They fund many things like new puppets for the Children’s Room, or special book holders, or layman-friendly books for the Law Library. These “extras” help to make your library the special place it is. The membership year runs from April 1 to March 31, but you may join at any time.

Membership Levels

  • Student $5.00
  • Individual $10.00
  • Family $15.00
  • Supporter $25.00
  • Patron $50.00
  • Benefactor $100.00

Call 269-553-7821 or Contact Friends for more information.

Upgrade Your Membership

It’s true that most of our members sign-up at either the $10 or $15 levels. But there are a few who feel passionately enough about our mission of assisting the KPL and in encouraging reading and literacy that they want to do more. Others wish they could help as volunteers but just don’t have the time to get heavily involved. One easy way to do a “bit more” for the Friends is to become a Supporter, Patron or Benefactor. Your larger gift makes you a very special member and we are most appreciative.