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Friends of the Library

About Friends of the Library

Our Mission

The Friends of the Minot Public Library mission is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries, to focus public attention on the library, to stimulate use of the library's resources, to encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library and to support the freedom to read.

You are invited to participate in the Friends program. The Friends of the Library sponsors and participates in various types of activities including: three used book sales annually, funding library programs, volunteering for library activities, purchasing needed items for the library.

Download a membership brochure here or call 852-1045 for more information!

Board Members

David Leite - President                     

Jenelle Krueger – Vice President

Kathy Borgen – Secretary

Jerry Kaup - Treasurer

Marion Askim   

Mary Heit                  

Sharon Johnson

Theresa Nyre                       

Carol Stolt                            

Susan Taft                            

Jack Watts                           

Tim Wood


Book Sales

Book Sale

Spring Book Sale!

Thursday, April 19th 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, April 20th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 21st 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (BONUS: from 1:00-4:00 on Saturday you can fill a bag with anything you can find at the Book Sale and pay only $3 for everything in the bag!)

**Friends of the Library members are also welcome to attend the special pre-sale on Wednesday the 18th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Not a Friend of the Library member, but want to attend the pre-sale? It's not too late!! Membership forms are available at the Library and at the sale so you can sign up anytime. Membership levels begin as low as $10 and all proceeds from dues and sales go directly to the Friends of the Library. For more information call 852-1045.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is held in the "Hidden Treasures" room of the Minot Public Library at 516 2nd Ave SW. ALL proceeds from this book sale go to the Friends of the Library group. For more information on the Friends of the Library visit the Friends of the Library page on the MPL website. For details about the sale please call 701-852-1045

Great libraries need great Friends—find out more about becoming a member here.

Donate for a good cause!

The Friends of the Minot Public Library accepts books, audiobooks, CD's, DVD's and magazine donations in good condition year-round.

Proceeds from used book sales go toward buying new books and materials, equipment and children's and other library programs. Your donations are tax-deductible.

You may deliver donations during Library hours to the garage door on the east side of the library. Call us on your cell phone (701-852-1045) as you arrive and we will open the door.

The Friends does not accept: damaged or musty books, magazines older than two years, Readers Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or used fill-in-the blank books.

Friends' Corner

Friends' Corner

The Friends’ Corner is an ongoing book sale located in the New Books Area on the Main Floor to the left of the elevator. Gently used books that have been donated to the library are sold with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Library. Hardcover books are $1.00 and Paperback books are $0.50.


Donate to the Minot Public Library

The Minot Public Library is committed to enhancing Library Service. Charitable contributions from individuals, families, businesses and community organizations are necessary to ensure Library collections, services and programs remain viable and vibrant, reflecting and responding to our community's needs.

The Friends of the Minot Public Library has established an Endowment which accept gifts on behalf of the Library. Donations to the non-profit, IRS designated 501(c)3 organization are tax-deductible. Gifts to the Friends Endowment generate income to supplement funding from the City of Minot with income for the principle donated.

In cooperation with the Friends of the Library, the Minot Public Library fundraises through donations, mailings, The Great Tomato Festival and book sales. Private contributions expand and replace materials in the varied Library collections (books, magazines, DVDs, CDs), enhance technology, provide educational programs and encourage literacy.

You can show your appreciation of Library efforts by making gifts in honor or memory of someone special, contributing to the Memorial Fund to purchase collection materials, and donating items.

Long-range estate and financial planning can provide significant gifts to the Library, while benefiting your tax position. The Minot Public Library may be designated as beneficiary of an entire estate, a specific bequest, a living trust or a charitable remainder trust. Other planned giving options include gifts of stocks, securities or properties.


If you have a question, please contact the Library Director Janet Anderson or 701-852-1045.

Checks for the Friends Endowment may be written and mailed to:

MPL Friends Endowment
516 2nd Ave, SW
Minot, ND 58701

Gifts in memory or in honor of someone or to purchase collection materials may be written and mailed to:

Minot Public Library Memorial Fund
516 2nd Ave, SW
Minot, ND 58701



The Minot Public Library often needs outreach volunteers to deliver books and materials to individuals who are unable to come to the library. All volunteers accepted for outreach service will receive orientation, training and support. In addition, volunteers are sometimes needed to help shelve books, help with special events and other misc. projects.

If you would like to find out about becoming an outreach volunteer or any other volunteer opportunities, please contact us by e-mail or at 852-1045. Download a volunteer application or pick up an application at the Minot Public Library 2nd floor service desk.

In 2012 volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service to the Library. Thanks to all who volunteer!