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A Good Library Needs Good Friends.

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.

Bemidji Public Library - Directions to Library

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
Business -$30
Supporting - $100
Lifetime - $300

For information on volunteer opportunities stop by the Red Door Bookstore or contact Sharon Geisen at
The Friends Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10am in the Red Door Bookstore and is open to visitors.

Blackduck Public Library - Directions to Library
No official Friends Group.

Brainerd Public Library - Directions to Library
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.

Friends of the Library Membership Application

Cass Lake Community Library - Directions to Library
No official Friends Group.

Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Directions to Library
Active Chapter: Two meetings per year May 20 & Sep 21, 2016 at Longville Senior Club
President: Rose Jorgenson
Book donations are accepted and appreciated throughout the year for book sales.
Please drop off new or gently used book donations during library hours.

2016 Friends Events:
Book & Plant sale May 28
Book & Bake sale Jun 25
Fluff & Puff Pillow Cleaning/Book & Bake sale Jul 28
Book sale Sep 17

Park Rapids Area Library - Directions to Library
Meet the first Thursday of the month in the library basement at 9:30 a.m.

2017 Book Sale Dates:
Thursday, Feb 9    8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, May 11   8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, Jul 13     8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday, Jul 14         10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 12     8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Pine River Public Library - Directions to Library
Friends of the Pine River Library Foundation
Friends meet twice a year - spring & winter
Foundation email address:
Foundation website:

Wadena City Library - Directions to Library
Friends of the Wadena City Library
304 1st Street SW
Wadena, MN 56482

Karen Wallgren, President; 218-631-1970
Marge Leslie, Vice President; 218-631-4005
Sharon Boline, Secretary; 218-631-2148
Sharon Squire, Treasurer; 218-631-5903

Walker Public Library - Directions to Library
Regular Meetings: May and November
Irregular meetings throughout the rest of year. Ask your librarian for more information.

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