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New Drive-up Book Return Installed in October 2022

Thank you for supporting the Brighton District Library.

There are many ways to give.  Each donation button on this page takes you to a form to fill out designating your gift, and then to a secure PayPal checkout.  If you prefer to support the Library by check, please mail or deliver your donation to the Library at:

Brighton District Library
100 Library Drive

Brighton, MI 48116

Contact Diana Dart, Community Relations Coordinator, at
(810) 229-6571, ext. 211 for further information.

2023 Annual Appeal - Naming Rights Opportunities

In the spring of 2023, the Library will begin the second phase of our outdoor projects. We will complete the “learning experiences” on the walkway that connects a new patio and program pavilion adjacent to the teen area on the north lawn. We will also make significant improvements to Millie’s Garden outside the Youth Department. It is our goal to include a variety of enhancements to make the outdoor spaces more inviting, including outdoor musical instruments, seating, semi-permanent yard games, and more.

This year, there are several options for designating your Annual Appeal gift:

  • Contact us about our naming opportunities. A plaque with your name will be installed on or near your selection. (See image to the right.)
  • Join others in contributing to one of the outdoor items. Gifts of $100.00 or more will be recognized with your name on a plaque on or near the item.
  • Donate to our General Fund and your gift will be used where it is most needed. With your permission, your name will appear in our monthly eNewsletter and on our website.

Contact Director Cindy Mack for more information on naming rights opportunities.

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General Library Donation

Donate to the Brighton District Library General Fund.

Honorary or Memorial Donation

Designate gifts to honor or memorialize a special person or occasion.

Library Enhancement Fund

Support the acquisition of public art, special art and cultural projects, exhibits, and programs.

Annual Appeal Donation

Make an Annual Appeal Donation to the Brighton District Library below.

Endowment Fund

Receive tax advantages during your lifetime by making gifts of cash, appreciated stock or real estate to the Brighton District Library Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

2022 Donors to Date

September/October 2022 Donors

Memorial Gift:

Faye M. Zimmerman, in memory of Judy Zimmerman: 

Just Fake the Reading Log: Tales of a Self-Righteous Housewife and Stranger Angels: More Tales from a Self-Righteous Housewife, both books by author Judy Zimmerman.


Katrina Bray

2022 Donors

William and Robin Erickson

Marsha Lesley, in honor of the Ukrainian people – The Orphanage: A Novel by Serhiy Zhadan, Along Ukraine’s River by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky, Epic Journey by Andrei Kushnir, The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy, and Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World by Andrew L. Urban and Chris McLeod.

Douglas H. Wallace, Ph.D.

Clara Jockmann

In honor of Pauline Druschel’s birthday, a generous gift from her husband Richard Drushel. 

In memory of Joan Jazanoski, A Man of Honor, by Barbara Taylor Bradford, from her family.

In memory of Donna Alexander, children’s read-aloud picture books, from her children and grandchildren.

In memory of Eva Rushlow, from Beverly Rayner.

Commemorative brick in memory of Vicki Connor, from the Brighton Bookies

Commemorative brick in memory of Cindy Duby, from her husband Mike

Culver’s of Brighton
Dairy Queen – Brighton
Great Harvest Bread Company – Brighton
MOD Pizza West Grand River
Sea Life Michigan Aquarium
Taco Bell – Brighton
Beauchamp Water Treatment – Brighton
2 Dandelions Bookshop – Brighton

2022 Annual Appeal Donors

as of January 31, 2022

The Library would like to acknowledge the following families for their Leadership Gift:

Betsy and Bob Herbst

Pauline & Richard Druschel, in honor of Diana Dart

Holly & Bryndon Skelton

Anonymous Donor (1)
Margaret (Peggy) Dixon
Jane & Mike McManus, Micro Works Computing
Arla McPeek
Jennifer & Michael Morley
Morley Family Foundation,
in support of children’s literacy
Craig Trojan
David Tyrpak
Wagner Poppy Family

Anonymous Donors (2)
Janice Altermatt
Cheryl Blaszkiewicz
Julie & John Harris
Marja & Janaka Jayasuriya
James A. Meier
Debra Oberpeul
Mary Rose Orczyk

Anonymous Donora (9)
Dorothy Baldori, in memory of
Peter Baldori
Chris Bastian, in honor of
Reading Tutors
Hilary Feister Bell & Arnold Bell, in honor of BHS Class of 2021
Jeffrey Berner
Teresa & Peter Beyer
James Blair
Margaret Bowers
Lola & Frank Castle
Lois & Charles Cheney
Cheryl Colloton
Katherine Lawrence-Copp
Leanne & Randy Czanecki
Diana Dart, in memory of Elizabeth Diana
Nicholas Deychakiwski & C.S. Mott Foundation
Caitlyn Perry Dial
Colleen & Joseph Donehue,
in memory of Jean Fitzpatrick
Mary Alice Fischer
Tina & Rod Fleischmann
Michelle Ford
Cheryl Gawne, MI Court of NSWDAHAC,
in memory of Eva Mae Lomerson Collins
Diane Gasior
Carol Godwin
Carol & Charles Groves
Larry Herzinger
Jeannette & Robert Hill
Patricia Hill
Sandy & Michael Holper
Mary Janke
Nancy B. Johnson, in honor of
Jane Reed
Donna & Daniel Kashian
Nancy Kerin, BDL Enhancement Fund
Mary & Sanjay Khunger, children’s literature on LBGTQ, diversity, equity and inclusion
Claude O. Lanciano III,
Computer Lab
Mary Ann Lazzari
Sandra Legacy
Kathleen & Burghard Linn
Cindy & Kevin Mack
Judy Mackey, in memory of
Jim Mackey
Bonnie Marttila
James Muzzin
Mary Anita Naab
Sarah Neidert
Terry Pfaff
Diana & Steve Pierce
Leith Pingle
Leslie & Ed Rutkowski
Pamela & James Sandelin
Sharon & Joseph Shevock
Kathy & Ralph Tredway
Susan Urban
Elizabeth & David Walker, Materials & Collections
in memory of Virginia & Richard Williams
Harriet West
Margaret White
Eileen Yanik
Linda & David Yanochko
Karen Zentgraf
Faye & Frank Zimmerman

Anonymous Donor (6)
Sheryl Allor
Sonja Amos
Peggy & James Anthony
George & Macky Bachelor
Eileen & John Becker
Sally & Gerald Belian
Pamela Bell, Brighton Room
Anna Biliti
Robin Biondi
Maureen & Thomas Booth
Alma Burwell & Matt Dilsaver, Commemorative Brick
Bernadine Byk
Janet Carpenter
Stacy Carroll, Commemorative Brick
Kathleen & Keith Collins
Nicholas Deychakiwsky
Jennifer & Bill Drabbing
Chris Frey
Jordan Genso
Christine & Terrence Graham
Linda & Jim Gutting
David Horton
Javit Family
Karin Klein
Cynthia & Randy Kniebes
Christine Lee
Debra Leicht
Jean Makela
Rick Markham
Shirley & William Maxwell
Cecelia McClure
Anne & Mark Michaels
Mary & Jack Morgan
Shannon & Victor Pereira
George Piner
Joyce Powers, in memory of
Ronni Powers
Ashley & Greg Rohrs
Randee Rossmann
Elaine Samson
Scott Selesky, Brighton Room
Peg Siford
Rebecca Smith
Sally & Bob Springstead
Jackie Stravos
Theresa Rose Swiecicki
Sandra Weston
Kathleen Zaenger

Commemorative Brick

Due to the anticipated renovation of Millie’s Garden and of the Commemorative Pathway, the purchase of engraved bricks has been temporarily halted.
Please contact Diana Dart at if you would like to be notified when the moratorium has been lifted.​