Friends 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 Book Store, the sale of books online, and through four large auditorium Book Sales held throughout the year.
Friends' Board Officers 2013
Front Row: Harriet Hodgson (Secretary), Barbara Eakins (President), Dave Anderson (Treasurer)
Left to right: Elizabeth Ritman, Eugenia Dragomar-Daescu, Carol Mikesh, Twila Winter, Phyllis Hambright, Shirley Edmonson, Julie Taylor, Delip Cotter, Iries Freid, Lathika Nair, Bruce Witts, Pat Mann, Pat Siljinberg, Mary Barrett, and Cathie Armstrong.
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 27, in the Library Auditorium. All members are welcome to participate in the election of new officers, to stay for lunch, and to enjoy the speaker.
December 14 - 2nd Saturday Sale
From 10 AM to 1 PM, the Friends' Bookstore will be selling gift-quality books in the library foyer on Saturday, December 14. In addition to wonderful books at awesome prices, the Bookstore will offer free gift wrapping for all purchases.
Bookmobile Garage Door
Peter Lex has finished painting the Library garage door where the Bookmobile is parked when not in use. The automotive paint has deep colors and a wonderful gloss guaranteed to give us years of pleasure. If you have not yet seen the mural, stop by on the west side of the Library near the book return and see this terrific piece of art. The door was designed by Nicole Henry and Ally Addison.
The Friends' Bookstore has had a make-over. In addition to new paint, the Friends have also installed new track lighting to brighten the shelves near mystery and science fiction as well as cooking. Most recently, we put up our new signs to help you navigate the store more easily. Stop in today to see our new look!
Acrobat Reader required.
Paige Turner is dressed in a traditional Somali outfit.
The display next to the elevator currently contains banned books. You can purchase them in the Friends' Bookstore.
Come into the Friends' Bookstore to see our Halloween book displa y.
The Friends' Bookstore has many gift-quality books.Here is a collection of cookbooks we recently displayed.