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.
Amazon Smile program - Support the Friends with your Amazon.com purchases
You can support the Friends of the Rochester Public Library through your amazon.com purchases. Change your bookmark for Amazon.com to www.smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon account name and password, then sign up to support the Friends of the Rochester Minnesota Public Library. (When you create an account, Amazon will ask you to identify the program you want to support. Type in "Friends of the Rochester Public Library".) Then Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Library. No extra charges for you, just extra money for the library! Learn more about smile.amazon.com.
Friends' Board Officers 2014
Back Row: Delip Cotter, Eugenia Dragomir, Cathy Amstrong, Pat Siljenberg, Bruce Witts, Dave Anderson, Iris Freid, Pat Mann, Phyllis Hambright, Lathika Nair, and Barbara Eakins.
Front Row: Kay Eberman, Twila Winter, Harriet Hodgson, and Kay Aune.
Not pictured: Shirley Edmonson, Elizabeth Ritman, and Mary Barrett
Punch Cards for Free Books
Begining at mid-February, the Bookstore began handing out punch cards with purchases. For each purchase that you make, you will receive one punch. For example, if during one visit, you purchase three books and one magazine, you will receive four punches. Once you have a total of 9 punches, your 10th book is free - with a value of up to $3.00. To date, we have give out over $1,000 worth of free books as Friends' customers have redeemed their punch cards. Pick up your punch card the next time you are in the Friends' Bookstore.
New T-Shirts at the Friends' Bookstore
Stop in today to see the Bookstore's new tees. These 90% cotton/10% polyester tees are pre-shrunk and seem to last forever. This is the fourth style of t-shirt that the Bookstore has designed and offered; customer rave about the quality. This image at the left is the back of the tee; the front has the logo shown to the right. All of the tees are gray; we ordered more of the larger sizes for those of you who requested those! The short-sleeved tees are priced at $10.00.
The Friends' Bookstore also has long-sleeved tees available in royal blue, cardinal red, and forest green. On the front of the tees, you'll see the Friends of the Library; on the back you'll see the "Got Books" logo. The long-sleeved tees are 100 %. All of the tees were printed at Superior Screeners here in Rochester. The long-sleeved tees are priced at $14.00.
Stop in the Bookstore today and pick out the tee shirt that best fits your style!
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.