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.

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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.

2016 Library Friend of the Year
 2016 Marks the 25th anniversary of recognizing a “Friend of the Year” and there is no one better to represent this 25-year milestone than this year’s recipient – Mary Budzinski. Mary has served on the library board of trustees as a representative from Lyndon Township, and worked tirelessly in helping the library achieve “District” status. She was also involved in the capital campaign for millage to build the new library.

She is invaluable when it comes to managing all the donations for the Friends’ monthly book sales. With Mary’s help, no donation goes unused! She coordinates all the groups who “glean” from the culled books donations for schools, non-profits, and prisons. On a weekly basis, sometime more often, she then boxes the remaining culled books for Goodwill and Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority, and coordinates the pickup of these books.

Mary is dedicated, talented, and generous. But even more, she truly has a heart of gold. Without a doubt, she places the needs and welfare of others above her own. She always has time to listen. She is always prepared to help and she will do it all with a smile on her face.