Friends of the Library

Helping the library become the place that you will want to be all year round!

The Otsego District Public Library is recognized as a valuable resource for the community. The library could not be able to run as smoothly without our amazing volunteers. Our "Friends" manage the Friends of the Library Book Store and Spring/Fall Book Sale, assist and help fund the Summer Reading Program, and donate funds for childrens and other library programing.
 
Mission Statement
The Friends of the Otsego Public Library consists of citizens who are interested in promoting and expanding the library's services to the community.
 
 
 
Friends of the Otsego Library Book Store
The Book Store is open any time that the Otsego Library is open. The Friends strive to highlight current and gently used books that have been donated to the store by local community patrons and the Otsego Library. Books of all kind range in price from 10¢ to $1.
 
Donations 
Donations to the store are welcome year round and are encouraged by all. The friends not only have books in the store but also a magazine exchange. Current magazines can also be
donated to the Friends Book Store at any time. We only request that all personal information
has been removed/blacked out for privacy reasons. 
 
Fall Book Sale (October)
Thursday, October 23, 9am - 8pm
Friday, October 24, 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 9am - 1pm (Saturday is $1/Bag Day!)
Take note of day of week changes. Book Sale is now Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
 
Friends of the Library Officers (Updated as of May 2014)
Lisa Schmitt, President
Carl Wood, Co-Vice President
Jay Miller, Co-Vice President
Connie Pearson, Treasurer
Nada Sweet, Secretary 
 
Membership
Becoming a member of the Friends of the Library is easy. Just volunteer for at least one event at the library per year and you're in. There are no membership dues and the group meets four times a year to conduct needed business. Volunteering at the library is a great way to become involved within a great environment that is dedicated to serving the library needs of the Alamo and Otsego communities and helping foster an appreciation for reading. If you are interested in becoming a part of the 'Friends' then please contact the library by phone or stop by at talk to a 'Friend' in person.
 
Current opportunities include:
 - Working in the Friends' Bookstore
 ​- Assisting with the semi-annual book sales
 ​- Indexing the Historic Otsego Union Newspaper
 ​- Volunteering during the Summer Reading Program 
 
Friends Meeting Dates
Monday, March 24, 6:30pm
Monday, May 19, 6:30pm (Annual Meeting)
Monday, August 25, 6:30pm
Monday, November 24, 6:30pm 
 
Friends of the Library College Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a local Otsego High School Senior who has demonstrated an appreciation for public libraries. Applications are available in March.
 
For more information about the Friends of Otsego Library, please call the library at 269-694-9690.