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Nov 25th - Everything on Sale at the Friends' Bookstore!Shop Local 2017


Friends of the Rochester Public Library

Phyllis Hodgson

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 2017

 Friends board 2017

Front row from L to R:  
Kim Keilholtz, Bessie Copple, Ann Griese, Karen Nath, Ann Jones, Joyce Wentz, Diane Edwards, Pat Stephenson, Unni Gopinathan

Back row from L to R
Pat Mann, Gen Theobald, Phillip Nordquist, John Hunziker, Madison Wurth

Missing from photo:
Louis Wagner, Phyllis Hambright, Lathika Nair


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