A Friends of the Library group is made up of community members to promote and encourage their local library. This is done through a number of activities that include: Fundraisers - like book sales; Advocacy - both on the local and state level; and Raising Community Awareness - by sponsoring special programming.
Contact your branch for more information on how to become involved.
Friends of the Bemidji Public Library operate the Red Door Bookstore in the Bemidji Public Library at 509 America Avenue, Bemidji. It is open to the public and staffed by Friends volunteers. Merchandise includes quality used books, sound recordings, and videos at prices from 10¢ to $6.00.
Tuesday 10:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 12:30 - 4:30
Thursday 10:30 - 4:30
Friday 12:30 - 4:30
Saturday 10:30 - 3:00
To join the Friends, fill out an application, make your check payable to the Friends of the Library and mail to: PO Box 1151, Bemidji, MN 56619. Annual dues support library programs and help to purchase books for the library. Membership levels are:
Student/Senior - $5
Individual - $8
Family - $15
Supporting - $100
Lifetime - $300
For information on volunteer opportunities stop by the Red Door Bookstore or contact Sharon Geisen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10am in the Red Door Bookstore and is open to visitors.
Brainerd Public Library - Directions to Library Friends:
Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 10:30am.
In June & July, meets at 11am during the Brown Bag Lunch series.
Used book donations accepted and appreciated throughout the year and used for the Friends Biannual Book Sale. Events and various materials provided by the Friends are free and open to the public. Visit the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library's website by clicking here.
Please consider a Friends membership - your membership will help us help to strengthen the library's collection and bring new programming and resources to the library.
Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Directions to Library Friends:
Active Chapter: Two meetings per year May 15 & Sep 16, 2015 at Longville Senior Club
President: Denny Ploeger
Book donations are accepted and appreciated throughout the year for book sales.
Please drop off new or gently used book donations during library hours.
2015 Friends Events:
Fundraisers: Book & Plant sale May 23, Book & Bake sale Jun 27, Fluff & Puff/Book & Bake sale Jul 23, Book sale Sep 19