Friends of Hackley Public Library

Our missionWe provide $20,000 each year to support hundreds of free programs for children and adults, including programs that focus on early literacy, history, and music, as well as technology classes and author visits. Friends also supports cultural enrichment in Muskegon through the annual Charles H. Hackley Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities.
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Ways to help

Annual Book Sale and Bling Thing event

- Help with pre-sale sorting - fall through spring - Be a member of the Book Sale and/or Bling Thing event planning committees - Help staff either or both sales events: set-up, customer help, bagging, checkout, take down, etc.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Event support, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Membership Outreach/Marketing

Staff a Friends membership table at library or Friends events, help prepare quarterly newsletters, assist with mailings, distribute event posters to community businesses, etc.
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Technology/Social Media

Act as Event photographer, become an administrator or editor for our Website or Facebook and other social media page updates, assist with posters, graphics and printing needs, help with newsletter layout preparation, assist with email announcements to members.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Office work, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Fundraising or Social Events

The Friends continually look for new and creative ways to raise funds to support Hackley Public Library. We welcome your ideas and your help on planning committees and during events. Examples might be a downtown Happy Hour, Ice Cream Social, etc.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Fundraising

- Help recruit Corporate Members and Event Sponsors - Research and/or write grants
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Office work, Indoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpThe Friends Hackley Public Library enlists the help of many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to meet our goals. Volunteers bring a variety of skills, background and experience that help us plan and present numerous events and activities each year. We also have fun and this is an opportunity to make new friends!
About usFriends of Hackley Public Library is a nonprofit organization established in 1973 to support Hackley Public Library, stimulate interest in reading and literacy, help promote the Library's services, and enhance the cultural life of the Muskegon, Michigan, area community. We are an active group of community volunteers with a strong 40-plus year history of successful fund raising for library projects and programs.
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