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.
2017 Library Friend of the Year
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!