Join the Friends' of the Royal Oak Public Library

Pay for your Banned Books or Read with Pride T-shirts here:

Friends Store Hours
Monday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm
Saturday10am - 3pm

The Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library supports the Royal Oak Public Library. They sponsor and assist raise funds for programs and materials, and encourage gifts, memorials and endowments to the library. Friends volunteers serve as board members, help with sorting and scanning donated materials, work at the book store and at book sales and assist with other special projects as needed.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter, early access to the Friends' annual used book sale, the satisfaction of helping in a worthy cause and tax advantages associated with your contributions. The annual membership fee is $10 for a single membership, $20 for family, $50 for a business or organization, and $100 for patron. 

Board Members plan fundraisers and other activities to support the library programs and services. Meetings take place monthly on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30pm.

The life membership fee is $200. To join, send the fee with your name and address to Friends' of the Royal Oak Public Library, P.O. Box 494, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0494, or leave at the Circulation Desk.

ROPL Friends' Member Application Form (PDF)

Support library programming by making a donation to the Friends:

Board Members
Mitzi Hoffman, President (9/2024)
Larry Baker, Treasurer (9/2025)
Open Position - (9/2024)
Open Position - (9/2023)
Debra Ballard, Member-at-Large (9/2025)
Mary Beer, Member-at-Large/Interclub Council (9/2023)
Ken Hebenstreit
Emily Swierenga, Member-at-Large (9/2023)

Joyce Ann Maierle Award

The Joyce Ann Maierle Award was created by the Friends of the Royal Oak Library to recognize the exceptional contributions of Joyce Ann Maierle, a long-time supporter of the Royal Oak Public Library and the Friends. During her long tenure as a volunteer, Joyce contributed countless volunteer hours, recruiting and scheduling volunteers for the summer reading program and the book sales, finding volunteers to serve as Board members for the Friends, and promoting the welfare and success of the Library through many other activities. 

Past recipients are recognized on a plaque in the Friends’ auditorium. Friends Members, Volunteers, Board Members, Library Staff, and Library Patrons can nominate volunteers to receive the award. The deadline for nominations is June 1. Nominate a volunteer today!

Joyce Ann Maierle Award Nomination Form (PDF)

Friends' Newsletters