Friends of Library

The Friends of the Gary Byker Memorial Library of Hudsonville is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of library service by:

  • intensifying community awareness and use of the library.
  • supplementing the library with equipment, materials, funds and services within our budget.
  • contributing volunteer help.

The funds we raise have gone to purchase the following items that make the library a better place:
Books, Computers, Shelving, Summer Reading Club Prizes, Artwork, Magazine Subscriptions, Furniture, etc

NEW! Fall/Winter 2016:

Friends of the Library Presents…
Join the library for a monthly Literary Program! There will be authors, special guests and more! Free. No registration required.

Oct. 13:
Journey back in time to the 1950’s with Wilma Quist, the Hat Lady, as she shares songs and stories of the “Rock Around the Clock” era.

Nov. 10:
Join Chef Terri Rees as she demonstrates using Michigan cranberries and the art of working with phyllo to make easy holiday appetizers to brighten your table!

Dec. 8:
Celebrate the Christmas season. Learn about the controversial history behind “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and enjoy other seasonal readings. 


Some of the things the Friends do:


  • Book Repair—Friends meet each Monday at 12:30 to mend and repair books.  This helps greatly in extending the life of the library’s books.
  • Used Book Sales—Not only do we maintain a table of used books for sale in the library at all times,  but we also host larger sales three times per year.  Friends come in weekly on Mondays to sort and price books and to keep the book sale table stocked.
  • Amazon Sales — We also sell books online!   If you wish to donate gently used books to our cause, please bring books into the library.  You may ask for a donation form to use for tax purposes, as this is a charitable donation.   If it is more convenient, we also have a Book Donation Box (the green, renovated mailbox) just outside the main entrance.  

Check out the Library Events Calendar for more information on upcoming Friends of the Library Used Book Sales.

Download this brochure telling you more about our great Friends of the Library group!