Rochester Hills Public Library receives $185,000 Gift


(ROCHESTER HILLS- Nov. 20, 2019) At a recent board meeting, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (FRHPL) presented the library with a check for $185,000. The Friends group, formed in 1961, is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money to support the library. Monies raised help to fund the library's programs, newsletter, maintenance of its freshwater aquarium, as well as several other resources used by the public at the library. 

“We raise the money through our quarterly book sales, fundraisers like the Holiday Home Tour, “Wine, Wit, and Wisdom,” revenue from the Friends’ library store, and membership dues,” said Friends Board President Ron Meegan. “With over 900 members, the Friends has many hands helping to earn money and to communicate the library’s story to the community.”

“Our Friends group’s annual contribution is instrumental in making RHPL the wonderful library it is,” said new RHPL Director Juliane Morian. “We use the money to provide resources and services that would not be possible within the library’s regular budget.”

In addition to fundraising, FRHPL shares information about library services to the community.

“The Friends volunteer in the library,” said former RHPL Director Christine Lind Hage, “and are aware of how hard the staff works and the variety of services available through the library. They share that information with their friends, families, and neighbors.”

For more information on Friends’ membership and activities, visit