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About Friends of the Library

The annual meeting of the membership of the Friends of the Minot Public Library will be held Friday, November 9th at 12:00 pm at Badlands. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Luncheon: Open Menu


Approval of Annual Meeting Minutes (below)

President’s Report: Annual Report of Activities & Accomplishments

Treasurer’s Report

Election of Board Members: Mary Heit, Kathy Borgen , Jack Watts, Deborah Dyste

Request for Funds

Approval of Mission Statement (below)



Friends of the Minot Public Library Annual Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2017-Seven’s Conference Room

Present:  Janet Anderson, Holly Hensley, Dave Leite, Miranda VanWinkle, Sharon Johnson, Martina Kranz, George Franklin, Theresa Nyre, Bob Ziegler, James Falcon, Leslie Regala, Jan Repnow, Joe King, Marsha King, Carol Stolt, Mary Heit, Dave Heit, Marion Askim, Maggie Mayer, Sue Taft, Anthony Anderson, Kathy Borgen, Jim Lein, Gail Lein, Susanne Hoskin.

The annual meeting was held at the Seven’s Restaurant Conference Room. President Dave Leite called the meeting to order at 12:40. Dave moved that the minutes from the last meeting be approved. The motion carried.

Marion Askim, Sharon Johnson, and Jenelle Krueger were re-elected unanimously to the Board. Anthony Anderson asked to fill the vacant board position.  This was approved unanimously.

Janet Anderson gave the financial report as Jerry Kaup was unable to attend. She also requested $1699.11 for prepaid gift cards, $460 for holiday programs. These requests were approved. Janet also  presented a proposal for a digital sign.

A special guest speaker from the Minot Story Hour gave a presentation. This is one of the programs the Friends of the Library are sponsoring.

Dave moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:30pm. Unanimously approved.

Friends of the Minot Public Library Mission Statement

(for approval at the 2018 annual meeting)

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

David Leite - President                     

Jenelle Krueger – Vice President

Anthony Anderson – Secretary

Jerry Kaup - Treasurer

Marion Askim   

Kathy Borgen

Mary Heit                  

Sharon Johnson                  

Carol Stolt                            

Susan Taft                            

Jack Watts                           

Tim Wood


Book Sales

Book Sale

Fall Book Sale!

FREE WILL OFFERING - NO ASSIGNED PRICES! Pay what you can and take what you want, all donations are much appreciated.

Thursday, October 25th 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 26th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 27th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

**Friends of the Library members are also welcome to attend the special pre-sale on Wednesday the 24th 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. BONUS: if you sign up now, your membership will go through the end of 2019!! 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!