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. 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.

Smile Amazon Program


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


ASTOUNDING APRIL

Long-Sleeved T-Shirt Sale

During the month of April, the Friends' Bookstore is celebrating the end of winter (hopefully...). All of the long-sleeved tee shirts in the Bookstore have been marked down from $14.00 to only $8.00.  We have sizes small through extra large in a variety of colors, including red, royal blue, and dark green.  Stop in today while we still have the color and size that you need.

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, you will receive three 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 our over 300 punch cards, and we have redeemed several dozen.  Pick up your punch card the next time you are in the Friends' Bookstore.


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.

 


Bookstore Make-Over

           

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!

 


Donate to the Friends


 

Friends' Newsletters

 

Winter 2013

winter newsletter

Fall 2013

fall 2013 newsletter

 

 

Newsletter Archive.

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Get Social with your Friends: Friends Facebook page Friends Blog

 

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.