Friends of ICL


The Friends of the Library (FOTL) are people who share a passion for reading, a love for their community, and a strong appreciation of libraries. They are interested in fundraising and promoting awareness of the library within their communities.


FOTL show their support by:

  • Holding fundraising events such as book sales

  • Sponsoring library events

  • Helping to recruit volunteers


The Friends are self-supporting non-profit entities. Membership is open to anyone interested in helping to enhance ICL's services.

To become a Friend, contact one of the officers.

David Cook



Norma Kilpatrick

Vice President

Karen Merchant 


Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
October 23, 2021 

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A Note from Karen Merchant

The Friends of the Ionia Community Library are thinking of all of you during this unprecedented time in our history. Our hope is that you are all safe and healthy. 

What’s Happening Now

After a long hiatus, the Friends have resumed fundraising activities, starting with the Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser being held 5:30 PM Saturday, October 23 at the Steele Street Hall.  Tickets are available at the library but are limited to 100; see the ICL staff for tickets.

To all of you who have attended this event in the past, thanks so much!  You have made this a fun and profitable evening for the Friends, which in turn supports more community library events.

The Future

Watch for more announcements on fundraising events that will be held around Ionia through the rest of the year and on into 2022!