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About Friends of the Library

Friends of the Minot Public Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of the Minot Public Library is to maintain an association of persons interested in the library, 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               

Jenelle Krueger – President

Sharon Johnson  – Vice President

Paulette Nelson – Secretary

Jerry Kaup - Treasurer

Cleo Berven

Jo Boyko

James Falcon

Mary Heit   

Martina Kranz              

David Leite 

Leslie Regala


Book Sales

Book Sale

Get ready to head back to school with some great books for you AND your classroom! The Friends of the Library will be hosting a ONE DAY BOOK SALE on Wednesday, August 18th from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm. Everything is a free will donation so shoppers are welcome to take as much as they want and pay what they can.

Donate for a good cause!

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

**Effective 2/1/2020 the Library can no longer accept magazine donations. **

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, 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 with items located on the display shelf at the top of the stairs on the 2nd Floor of the Library. 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.

Volunteer training is offered and 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 to sign up for a volunteer training session. Download a volunteer application or pick up an application at the Minot Public Library 2nd floor service desk.

Volunteers contribute over 1200 hours of service to the Library each year. Thanks to all who volunteer!