The Friends of the Library groups within the VBDL system are member-supported nonprofit organizations that advocate, fund raise, and provide critical support for the library systems and related literary and community enrichment programs. Pricing and membership periods for each group vary. For more information or to join your local Friends group, please visit or call your community branch.
Friends of the Van Buren District Library
This main group provides support to all of our branches on a grant-based opportunity.
- Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 am
- President: Luanne Wright
- Vice President: Cindy Kusmack
- Secretary/Treasurer: Tracy Smola
- Trustees: Edna Ralston, Corinne Wade, Phyllis Graham
The Friends’ 2017 book sale is Thursday – Saturday, September 28-30.
All sales held in the Antwerp Township Meeting Room next to the library.
Lucinda Boven, President
Terra Klein, Vice President
Kelly O’Leary, Secretary
Brenda Decker, Treasurer
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- All meetings held within the Antwerp Sunshine Branch @ 5pm
The annual book sale is held each summer at the Covert Branch Library during regular hours.
- The Friends meet quarterly at the library. For specific dates, contact the library at 269.764.1298.
- President: Marilyn Rendell
- Secretary/Treasurer: Carolyn Stuckum
For information on the Friends of the Bloomingdale Branch, please contact the library at 269.521.7601.
2017 annual book sale September 3, 4pm-6pm & September 4, 10am-4pm at the Old Town Hall.
- Saturday, July 22, 2017
- Saturday, October 28, 2017
- Saturday, January 27, 2018
- All meetings are held at the Lawrence Community Branch @ 10am.
- President: Karen Jensen
- Vice-President: Linda Read
- Secretary: Bonita Suter
- Treasurer: Wendy Estrada
Annual book sale within the library during the Bangor Apple Festival.
- Monday, September 19, 2016 2:30pm
All meetings are held within the Bangor Branch
- President: Kim Ingells
- Vice President: Carol Nelson
Junior Friends of the Antwerp Sunshine Library is open to students in grades 6 and above.
Lily Rozeveld, President
Malana Chan, Vice President
Madison Pratt, Secretary/Treasurer
VDBL Advisor: Jeffrey Babbitt
The group meets quarterly.