Friends of the East Tawas Library 
The City is very fortunate to have an active Friends group which helped fund our library expansion.  The Friends of the East Tawas Library is a non profit organization of volunteers committed to support the East Tawas Library.  More information about the Friends, can be found on their Facebook: Friends of the East Tawas Library.
 
JOIN US as a Friend and share your talents and enthusiasm for the library to ensure we have a local library that benefits our local community! Click Here for a membership application.

      Some of our activities include:  

  • Book for a baby- Every baby born at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital receives a book from us to take home to start their love of reading. 
  • Bookmark contest-  is for 4th grade students and is held each spring so the kids can share their talents and show why reading is fun.  We award prizes from our local bookstore and treats to all students who participate. 
  • Booked 4 Lunch- is a program we partner with the Tawas City Friends on Thursdays at noon in the summer.  Children of all ages bring a sack lunch, and different storytellers read books to them.  All who attend receive a new book. 
  • Big Truck Day- at our last Booked 4 Lunch of the summer we celebrate with books about Big Trucks and a parking lot full of all types of trucks for the kids to explore including: fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, school bus, semi trucks, tractors.  It's a thrill for all the kids. 
  • Cabin Fever Series- is held in the winter and into spring (February, March and April). We bring Michigan authors to town to share their stories and experiences so local residents can learn more about the talented authors we have here in the state and learn about their books. 
We work with the library staff and City Council for the needs of the library.  Most recently we worked together to provide a handicap accessible automatic door into the Library.  We are currently developing a 5 year plan to base our fundraising needs and goals. 

The Libraries major fundraiser is the Annual Uncork'd Wine, Ale and Food Festival which is held the first Saturday in August.  The Friends group works with the wine festival committee and handles the raffle, helps by supporting, volunteering and working the event.