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Support the Library

The Library is a hub of knowledge, culture, and communication. Without your loyalty and support, this free and accessible public service simply would not survive. The ongoing support of patrons like you determines what the Library is today and what it will be in years to come.


Your donation has the power to continue to provide excellent services for the Chelsea community now and in the future. Choose the type of donation and amount that’s right for you and help us continue to make a difference in the lives of our patrons.

General Donation

Because more than a quarter of U.S. households don’t have a computer with an internet connection.

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Program Donation

Because adding Minecraft to curriculum may inspire more future engineers than mathematics alone.

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Collection Donation

Because people need to see themselves in the books they read.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Because punctuation without imagination makes a sentence, not a story.

Sponsor Now!

Recognize or Remember Someone Special!

Let the memory of someone special live on through a donation to the Chelsea District Library.

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Provide a Permanent Source of Income

An endowment is the perfect way to make a difference during your lifetime and, at the same time, provide a gift that lasts forever.

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Create Your Community Legacy!

Impact your community with lasting gifts.

For more information contact Lori Coryell, CDL Director!

Support the Friends of the Library

Support those who support the library!

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Donors’ Privacy

The Chelsea District Library is committed to long term relationships with donors and handles donor information with care and confidentiality. Donors’ names and address information will be collected with each contribution but personal information will not be shared with third parties. Also, if you wish to have your contribution remain anonymous, your wishes will be respected.


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If you love the Library and aren’t yet part of the Friends group, now is a good time to consider joining. The Friends of the Library, made up of volunteers, raise money and increase public awareness  of the Library. The money raised supports important library services like summer reading programs, author events, special collections, and new technologies. Click here to find out how you can become a Friend of Chelsea District Library.

2017 Library Friend of the Year
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Each year, the Friends of CDL recognize a member who has gone above and beyond to support the Friends organization and the Chelsea District Library (CDL.) This year’s recipient, a long-time library user and community volunteer, is Michele Mullens. She is a self-proclaimed displaced city girl, who with her husband, Greg DeGraff and 4 sons, fell in love with Chelsea. Her love of Chelsea and CDL lead to her joining the Friends in 2012 as hospitality chair. She is perfectly placed in that role, bringing organizational skills and a positive outlook to each and every event that she plans for the group. Despite her busy schedule, teaching full-time and actively involved in her church and the Boy Scouts, as well as school activities for her children, Michele not only beautifully manages the events she is assigned, but also provides support and input for all aspects of the Friends – attending meetings and offering ideas consistently to keep the organization running smoothly.

It is always a treat to attend an event that Michele has coordinated — from the wonderful decorations to the delicious menus she plans — each and every gathering is a special occasion, reflecting her love of library and community!

Chelsea District Library will be closed at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and all day Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday