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What do the Friends do?

The Friends are a group of people who help our library by volunteering, fundraising, and trying to make a difference. We use the money that we raise to purchase extra things for the library that are not included in the library's budget.  

SMS/CIDL Battle of the Books 2019

It's here!  The books have been announced and are available for checkout by Battle participants. 

Below you will find a list of the titles. Ask at the Circulation Desk.

The Battle will take place at Sashabaw Middle School (SMS) on March 1st at 6 pm.

Information about the Elementary School Battles will be coming soon!

Link to SMS Battle Page

SMS/CIDL 2019 Book Titles

  • Posted by John David Anderson

  • First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz

  • Compass South by Hope Larson

  • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart

  • Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson

Book Sales

We hold 3 book sale fundraising events per year: Spring Book Sale, Fall Book Sale, Holiday Book Sale. See our Calendar for dates and times. 

Support your Library:

Join the Friends Link
Newsletter link
Book Donations Link
Online Memorial Downloadable Memorial Form
Amazon smile link
Kroger link

It's Battle of the Books time!  Sashabaw Middle School and the ClDL are happy to present to you the titles for the SMS/CIDL

2018 Battle of the Books!

Awkward by Svetlana Chmkova

The Fog Diver by Joel Ross

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Sachiko by Caren Stelson

Unbound by Ann E. Burg

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Copies of these books are available to participants in the Battle and can be located behind the Circulation desk at the library.  

The Battle will take place on March 2nd at 6pm in the Middle School Gym.

More information can be found here.

Coming soon . . . .

Clarkston Community Schools/CIDL's First Ever Complete District Wide Elementary School Battle of the Books!  

Look for titles here in January

Friends and Friends' Sponsored Events

Upcoming Events:

How the Friends Help

We try to purchase "extras" for our library that aren't in the budget. The library staff prepares a wishlist twice a year for the Friends to consider. The Friends have recently provided:


  • Children, Teen, and Adult programs
  • Battle of the Books and Teen Art Show
  • Children's Literacy Education Computers
  • Display Cases
  • Bike Racks
  • Wireless Hotspots
  • Computers and Mobile Computer Cart
  • Summer Reading Program

Who are the Friends?

Anyone that wants to join and support our library! We're really just a fun group that's always looking for new volunteers. We currently have over 250 members. Our board meets monthly on the second Thursday. 

  • President - Marion Barran
  • President Elect - Julie Scislowicz
  • Secretary - Janet Coffing
  • Treasurer - Jan Rimar
  • Membership Chairperson - Carol McNally
  • Library Liaison - Nancy Moon
  • Member-At-Large - JoAnne Broda
  • Public Relations Chairperson - Julie Meyer
  • Library Director - Julie Meredith


Volunteers are always needed to sort donated books or work at events. Call (248)625-2212 or email for more information


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