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. Click here to find out how you can become a Friend of Chelsea District Library.

2019 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 is Jo Ann Munce, who has a long commitment to libraries, beginning with her first library card while a first grader in Ann Arbor to some of her early jobs at the Ann Arbor Public Library and UM’s Graduate Library.

Jo Ann and her husband, Gary, moved to Chelsea nearly 25 years ago. In 1998, she participated in the effort to establish a library millage and bond for a new facility. This successful campaign set in place the building blocks for the district library we know today and ensured that there would be resources to provide library service to all residents of the district.

More recently, Jo Ann co-chaired the Yes! Committee, whose efforts helped to ensure passage of the August millage renewal. Her organizational skills, keen insights, and passion for libraries were instrumental in the successful campaign. Currently you may find her tending the Friendly Book Store shelves in the library lobby, or attending to the “care and feeding” of the Little Free Libraries in Pierce Park and Timbertown. Among Jo Ann’s other volunteer activities are Stockbridge Community Outreach and 5 Healthy Towns Foundation. Jo Ann loves country living, exploring bike trails around the country with Gary, and caring for her two dogs.