Supporting the Mott Library

The Friends continue to do “good works” for the Mott Library. They help meet the needs of the students at Mott Community College. An opportunity to share a love of libraries reflects in the commitment of the Friends of the Mott Library. Many items have been purchased using funds from the Friends. These include detection systems, artwork, leased book collection, preservation materials for archives, and much more.

Library Collections

Best Sellers

The Friends of Mott Library help fund a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction books through the Baker & Taylor’s book leasing program.

Retiree Honorary

The Friends of the Mott Library honor MCC retirees by purchasing a book for the library collection. College retirees are asked to select a book that has special meaning or interest to them. This benefits the students of MCC by adding to the library collection.

Purchases to Date

  • 2-Way Radios
  • Archive Equipment
  • Art Work
  • Bookcases
  • Brody Work Desks (3)
  • Building Intercom
  • Circulation Safe
  • Computer Workstations (2)
  • Credenza
  • Detection System
  • Digital Camera
  • Display Stanchions
  • Drive-Up Book Return
  • Family Study Room Furniture
  • Fax Machines
  • Garden Signs
  • Globe
  • Laminator
  • Lamps
  • Laptop
  • Memorial Garden Foliage
  • Periodical File Boxes
  • Photo Scanner
  • Privacy Phone Booth
  • Recognition Display
  • Zenbooth
Drive-Up Book Return
Detection System at front door
Art Work
Recognition Display
Brody Chair

Author Visits

Shira Boss
Shira Boss
Green with Envy
Shira Boss Biography

Doc & Maggie Fletcher
Doc & Maggie Fletcher
Canoeing and Kayaking Wisconsin: The Rivers, the Towns, the Taverns

Weekend Canoeing in Michigan: The Rivers, The Towns, the Taverns

Bill Broder
Bill Broder
Taking Care of Cleo
Bill Broder Biography

Caitlin Rollins
Kathleen Rollins
Misfits and Heros

Grayce Scholt
Grayce Scholt
Bang! Go All the Porch Swings


The Friends of the Mott Library have held a variety of fundraising activities. In addition to the annual membership drive, other fundraising activities have included book sales, murder mystery dinners, a fashion show, art auctions, silent auctions, bag bingo and other various events--with a percentage of the sales being returned to the Friends.

Fundraising Gallery

art auction patrons viewing available art
patrons enjoying buffet dinner at the art auction
coffee and biscotti for sale at the tea party

August Auction Items

April Auction Items

Fall Rally

Items that are up for silent auction

one of the many purses that are available to win

everything is set to call the first game in bag bingo

Denise Hooks as Mary Poppins
Librians dressing up as favorite book characters - wicked witch, camelot queen and lion
tea table from Novel with Tea event
fundraising at the Flint Farmer's Market
fundraising at the Bistro
Young patron painting a rock for the MCC Centennial
painting Centennial rocks at the library


FRIENDraising events are hosted to raise interest in and obtain Friends members. It is an opportunity for us to get-to-know students, staff, and community patrons and for them to learn more about The Friends of the Mott Library.

Friendship Donuts and Cider

Donuts and Cider Table

BookFace Friday Campaign

Dawn covering face with face on a book
Jess and Tess covering face with faces on books
Kori covering face with face on a magazine
Megan covering face with face on a book
Sidd covering legs with legs on a book
Stevie covering lower half of face with face on book
Jill covering face with face on a book
Margaret showing a book
Kori February

Scavenger Hunt Gallery

portrait of Charles Stewart Mott
Staff member taking selfie as part of scavenger hunt on library computer looking up a book
Staff member taking selfie as part of scavenger hunt at library exit

Current Friendraising

Hot Cocoa in the RTC
Bag of Jellybeans with text Become a Library Friend
Passing out ice cream