Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library (FOL) is an organization that supports the library, its mission, and its programs. We do this through raising funds, encouraging use of the library, advocating for the library, organizing programs for the library, and assisting the library staff with library events. Membership is open to all individuals.


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People join FOL to support the library and to have fun with people of similar interests. The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is an award-winning institution, and it is the hub for cultural activities in Alpena. The Friends offer members many different ways to participate and many levels of participation. In fact, it is not necessary to volunteer at all; your membership funds will be used wisely to keep the library a vibrant place.


For those with more time, it is an opportunity to participate in activities that interest you—with a group of Friends. So, do you : Like discussing books?... there’s Books & Brown Bag ; Like parties? ...there’s the summer carnival.  FOL is all about how you can help keep your library a vibrant place for the community while having fun with a “society of friends in support of the arts and humanities.”


Who are Friends? It can be you! JOIN and make a positive impact on your community.



You are invited to join.....


In addition to the knowledge that you are supporting a worthwhile cause, your membership in the Friends of the Library provides the following benefits:


- Work with Friends who share your interests to help bring cultural and educational activities to the community.

- Chance to make a positive impact on the community.

- Become a Friend today & Come join the fun!

Download Membership Application Form


Friends of the Library Board Members


MaryAnn Crawford- President
Judy Reimann- Vice President
Patty Lance- Treasurer
Karen Grochowski- Secretary

Lois Gibbs, Kingsli Kraft, Debbie Ludwiczak, Christa Misiak

Contact the Friends


The Friends of the Library organization uses the library as a base of operations, but does not maintain a permanent space there. However, members would be pleased to discuss any questions you may have. Also, the library staff is very helpful.


To join the Friends of the Library, please print out the membership application form or pick up a brochure at the Circulation Desk. Then submit the completed application form at the Circulation Desk.


MaryAnn Crawford, President


Library Staff Member Brenda Stevens
Work Phone: 989-356-6188, ext. 12.