What do the Friends do?

The Friends are a group of people who help our library by volunteering, fundraising, and trying to make a difference. We use the money that we raise to purchase extra things for the library that are not included in the library's budget.  

Book Sales

We hold 3 book sale fundraising events per year: Spring Book Sale, Fall Book Sale, Holiday Book Sale. See our Calendar for dates and times. 

Join the Friends

Become a member to enjoy early admission to book sales, the latest news about library events, and have a voice in how we support the library


Memorial Books

Honor someone with a donation for new books for the library's collection. Honoree will be recognized on book plates in books, purchased with each donation.


Donations of used books are always accepted for our book sales - anytime the library is open. Monetary donations accepted through PayPal.

Kroger Community Rewards

Support the Friends by selecting us as a beneficiary of your Kroger shopping with Kroger's Community Rewards donation. Our ID Number is 91730 or search for Friends of the Independence Township Library.

It's Battle of the Books time!  Sashabaw Middle School and the ClDL are happy to present to you the titles for the SMS/CIDL

2018 Battle of the Books!

Awkward by Svetlana Chmkova

The Fog Diver by Joel Ross

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Sachiko by Caren Stelson

Unbound by Ann E. Burg

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Copies of these books are available to participants in the Battle and can be located behind the Circulation desk at the library.  

The Battle will take place on March 2nd at 6pm in the Middle School Gym.

More information can be found here.

Coming soon . . . .

Clarkston Community Schools/CIDL's First Ever Complete District Wide Elementary School Battle of the Books!  

Look for titles here in January

Friends and Friends' Sponsored Events

Upcoming Events:

How the Friends Help

We try to purchase "extras" for our library that aren't in the budget. The library staff prepares a wishlist twice a year for the Friends to consider. The Friends have recently provided:


  • Children, Teen, and Adult programs
  • Battle of the Books and Teen Art Show
  • Children's Literacy Education Computers
  • Display Cases
  • Bike Racks
  • Wireless Hotspots
  • Computers and Mobile Computer Cart
  • Summer Reading Program

Who are the Friends?

Anyone that wants to join and support our library! We're really just a fun group that's always looking for new volunteers. We currently have over 250 members. Our board meets monthly on the second Wednesday. 

  • President - Marion Barran
  • President Elect - Julie Scislowicz
  • Secretary - Janet Coffing
  • Treasurer - Jan Rimar
  • Membership Chairperson - Carol McNally
  • Library Liaison - Julie Scislowicz
  • Newsletter Editor - Don Nisbett
  • Public Relations Chairperson - Julie Meyer
  • Library Director - Julie Meredith


Volunteers are always needed to sort donated books or work at events. Call (248)625-2212 or email friends@cidlibrary.org for more information


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