Everything starts with a strong Foundation

About the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation

We believe that strong libraries build strong communities

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How We Got Started

The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation was established in 2004 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the services and ensuring the financial stability of the Grosse Pointe Public Library System.

Key Characteristics

  • Effective advocacy for support of the Grosse Pointe Libraries
  • Dedicated commitment to raising private donor funding
  • Rigorous transparency, stewardship, and growth of all monies raised
  • Outstanding public accountability and transparency with sustained public trust

Our Accomplishments

Gifts made to the Foundation have supported many programs, enhancements, and additions to the Grosse Pointe Public Library over the past 17 years.

Capital Projects

  • Creation of the Ewald Branch
  • Preservation of the Marcel Breuer designed Central Branch
  • Preservation of the world class art housed at the Central Branch
  • Purchase of a van to deliver books between branches and schools
  • Construction of ADA compliant ramp at the Central Branch
  • Creation of Central Plaza- an inviting and accessible open-air space at the Central Branch


  • Books on the Lake
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Mini Libraries in all five Pointes

Staff Appreciation

  • Holiday Celebrations
  • PPE Purchase for Staff

“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.”

- Linton Weeks

Staff and Leadership

Our Team

Beth VernonExecutive Director

Paige DomzalskiProject Coordinator

Board of Directors

Andrea Abram, President 
Paige Niehaus, Vice President 
Annette Cataldi, Secretary 
Chris Meyer, Treasurer 

Mindy Barry
Greg Bowens
Prudence Cole*
Gary Colett
Roger Hull
Sandy MacMechan
John Minnis
Paige Peabody
Megan Conrad Sczygielski*
Andrew Spearman

*also serves as Trustee to the Library Board

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”

– R. David Lankes

Reports and Financials

Here you can find a selection of the Foundation’s latest documents in PDF format.  Please click the button to download the document. For more information, please contact us.

Foundation Newsletter

Contact Us

10 Kercheval Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

We are happy to answer any of your questions.  Email us with any inquiries, or call 313-640-4683 for time sensitive matters.

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