Twice Told Tales – Friends of the Library Book Store
Stop by the Friends of the Library Book Store for great deals on gently and often new books! You can even find audiobooks, music CDs, and movies. The monies earned in the book store come back to the library to help fund library programming, specifically the Summer Reading Program. Prices on items range from 25¢ to $1. Click HERE for more information on the Friends of the Library.
Library Book Bags
Library book bags are available at the circulation desk. All profits from these bags go directly towards Library fundraisers. Reusable Library Bags are available at the circulation desk and come in various styles. Reusable bags are $2.50 each.
Paper Gator Recycling
Do you have a ton of old newspapers or shredded paper laying around your home or business? Bring any and all paper products including old books not suitable for our use book store (damaged, etc.) to our Paper Gator Recycling bin at no cost to you. The Paper Gator is a unique service where a non-profit organization can earn funds to benefit itself and its programming. Click HERE for more information on Paper Gator.
Irene Galloway Endowment Fund
The Otsego District Library Irene Galloway Fund was established in November 1999 in honor of longtime library user, supporter and board member Irene Galloway. A lifelong resident of the Otsego area, Irene and her family truly recognized the value of the public library within the Otsego community. Her public service for the library began in 1974 as an appointed board representative from Otsego Township. She retired from her board position in October 1999, after having served the library for more than 25 years.
The library honored Irene with the establishment of the endowment fund in her name in November 1999 at a special board meeting and the Otsego Friends of the Library made a special gift to initiate the fund. Her smile and warm appreciation for the honor let everyone know that evening of her satisfaction in receiving it. Irene sadly and suddenly passed away in January 2000. The library is proud of Irene’s longtime service and her dedication to the people of this community.
Annual proceeds from the endowment fund will eventually be used to support children’s and adult programs and events at the library. Please consider giving to the endowment in honor of all those who have ever had a love for their library and for the good that it can do. Your contribution is tax deductible and may also qualify for the Michigan Income Tax Credit.
Click HERE to make a donation.
Note: These donations are intended for the Irene Galloway Endowment Fund. To donate directly to the library please review Memorial and Honorary Gifts and Books and Materials below.
Memorial & Honorary Gifts
The library gladly accepts donations in honor or in memory of family, friends, organizations, or events. The gifts can be requested to be applied to programs, books, audio-video materials, or equipment. If applied to library materials such as books, a bookplate noting both the honoree and the donor is tastefully applied to the front piece of the item, and a letter is sent to the family/person being honored. Please call the library at (269) 694-9690 for more information on memorial and honorary gifts.
- Checks are payable to Otsego District Public Library – checks can be dropped off at the library or mail to: 401 Dix Street, Otsego, MI 49078
- Donations can be made by credit card over the phone OR you can donate online via PayPal.
Books & Materials
The library appreciates gifts of new, high quality, or useful book or audio-visual materials. However, there may be times when material gifts cannot be accepted due to the item already existing in the library, the condition of the item, or expected usefulness of the item. The library encourages donors to give monetary gifts rather than material gifts since the library can often purchase materials at a price lower than retail rates. The library does accept used materials on behalf of the Friends of the Library’s Bookstore. The library reserves the right to not accept material gifts, and when possible will request permission from the donor to direct materials to the Friends’ Bookstore.
Families can sponsor a VOX™ Book for a $40 donation and have their name added to the nameplate of the title they sponsor! You can pick a VOX ™Book from our wish-list or have the library pick a book for you. Ask a library staff member for more details on becoming a VOX ™ Book Sponsor!
What are VOX ™ Books?
Introducing VOX ™ Books, now available at the Otsego District Public Library. VOX ™Books enable children to listen to an audio recording directly from a printed book – no computer, no tablet, no phone. The books have an audio reader attached to the front cover of the book, controlled by a push button, which allows your child to listen and read along. VOX ™readers are a simple yet powerful literacy tool that children love. Just push a button and listen!
VOX ™ Books combine outstanding picture books and non-fiction with audio recordings that capture children’s attention and make learning and literacy development fun. Studies have shown that VOX ™Books users improve their reading comprehension by 75% and improve their reading accuracy by over 50%.
Search “VOX” in our online catalog to check out this awesome new collection!