Kitchigami Regional Library System

Serving 5 Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena KRLS empowers libraries to enrich their communities.

Friends of the library

Bemidji Friends

Meeting Times:
The Friends Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10am.

Annual Events:
Used Book Sale held in July; Red Door Bookstore, open year round, various hours.

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 25¢ to $1.00.
Tuesday 10:00 – 4:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 4:00
Thursday 10:00 – 4:00
Friday 10:00 – 2:00
Saturday 12:00 – 2:00

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

Other Support Levels:
– $30
– $100
– Lifetime – $300 (one-time payment)

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 Library Meeting Room and is open to visitors.0

Blackduck Friends

Contact the Blackduck Community Library at to learn about the Blackduck friends of the library

Brainerd Friends

Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 10:00am.

Annual Events:
Wine & Words, Brown Bags Summer Author Series, Great Gatsby Gala – refer to the Friends’ website

Book Donations:
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 Friends

Please call the library at (218)-335-8865 for information about the Friends of the
Cass Lake Community Library.

Margaret Welch Memorial Library Friends

Active Chapter: Two meetings per year May 16 & Sep 19, 2018 at Longville Young at Heart Senior Club

Book donations are accepted and appreciated throughout the year for book sales.

Please drop off new or gently used book donations during library hours.

Saturday May 26           Book Sale 9-2

Saturday June 23          Book and Bake Sale 9-2

Thursday July 26           Fluff & Puff Pillow Cleaning 7-3 / Book Sale 9-2

Saturday Sept 15           Book Sale 9-2

Click here for a membership application!

Park Rapids Friends

Meet the first Thursday of the month in the library basement at 10:00 a.m.

2023 Book Sale Dates:
Thursday, Feb 9th    8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 11th   8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Jul 13th     8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 12th     8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Click here to view our Membership Application

Pine River Friends

Friends of the Pine River Library Foundation
Friends meet twice a year – Spring & Winter
Foundation email address:
Foundation website:

Wadena Friends

Click here for our membership application form. 

Contact Information:

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

Board Members:

Karen Wallgren, President
Julie Deiss, Secretary & Treasurer

Board Meetings: 

Board meetings: annually in March, dates to be determined.

Annual Events:

Friends Book Sale: On going in the basement of the new library location (once we move)

The Giving Tree donation drive, every December.

Friends of the Library book discussion group, every second Tuesday, St. Helen’s Episcopal Church.

Walker Friends

Please call the library at 218-547-1019 for information about the Friends of the Walker Library.