Friends of the Library


Phyllis HodgsonFriends of the Rochester Public Library

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library raise funds to expand the library’s collections and programs, support special projects, and promote awareness through community involvement.

Funds come mainly from membership contributions, special events, and the sale of donated books at the Friends' Book Store, the sale of books online, sales of "special and unusual" books and through four large auditorium Book Sales held throughout the year.

We help keep the library strong by being an active part of the community!

Support the Library by using Amazon Smile

If you are shopping at, a percentage of your purchase may be directed to the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.  You simply need to enter the Amazon website here, set up a Smile account, and use that account each time you make a purchase.


Recycle to Support the Friends

Bring these item to the library to recycle to help fund the library:

Cell Phones, Inkjet Cartridges, Laser Printer Cartridges Small Electronics - MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, GPS units, Headphones.  Drop them off in the bin just to the right of the sliding glass door as you walk into the library.

We cannot accept the following:  Toner Bottles, Ink Tanks, Phone Chargers



Friends' Board Officers 2016

 Friends of the Library 2016

Back Row:  Pat Mann, Phillip Nordquist, Pat Stephenson, Megan Holahan, Ann Jones, Lathika Nair, Phyllis Hambright, Diane Edwards
Front Row: Bessie Copple, Joyce Wenz, Karen Nath

Not present:  Ann Farnell, Julie Niven, Bruce Witts

Donate to the Friends