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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