Friends of the Library
The Friends of the North Miami Public Library group was incorporated under the laws of Florida as a not-for-profit organization in 1983. The founders and members are everyday users of the Library, your neighbors.
The Friends have helped the Library add needed items such as a podium and microphone, motion picture projector, copier, magazine subscriptions and puppets. The Friends play an important advocacy role especially as regards funding issues.
The Annual Book Sale at the Library is an example of a Friends project. All purchases, donations and membership fees are tax deductible.
In recent years the Friends have secured substantial grants from various organizations. The grant money has been used for all kinds of exciting programs: three computers with educational software (math, science, language, grammar, etc.) have been added; a storyteller and crafts teacher have been giving children’s programs on Saturdays afternoons a science teacher has offered popular science classes once a month; all kinds of beautiful new children’s books have been added; a spectacular “Once Upon a Time” mural was commissioned by the Friends for the Children’s Room.
In April 2003, the Friends of the Library won Florida Library Association’s Friends and Trustees Outstanding Special Project Award for the “Once Upon a Time” mural.
We urge you to ask the Library staff or a Friends member about how you can become a Friend of the Library and lend your energies to help further improve your community Library.