Letter from President

Hello and welcome, Friends!

I am Pat Orr, and it is my pleasure to introduce myself as President of the Friends of Michigan Libraries, 2021.

As public libraries continue to navigate the challenge of serving our communities through the COVID 19 Pandemic, FOML is actively planning how to assist our members reimagine ways to restore and increase support of libraries.

The Mission of FOML is to help members support their libraries by:

  • sharing information,
  • supporting efforts, and
  • advocating for members at the local, state, and national levels.

FOML continues to reimagine how we fulfill our Mission Statement in the age of Zoom and social media opportunities. Until we can safely meet in-person, online workshops, our Focus on Friends Bulletin and access to online resources on this website and through additional social media opportunities will help us keep in touch with you and offer you the means to keep in touch with FOML.

We invite you to share your experiences, challenges and successes for working through limited conditions. Let us know how you helped your libraries through this transition period. Check this site regularly to see what your fellow Friends groups have done.

We are here for you. Email your questions, suggestions and concerns to president@foml.org

Pat Orr
Friends of Michigan Libraries