Thank you for attending our spring 2021 book sale! Stay tuned for future book sale dates…
The Friends of the Minot Public Library host Free Will Donation Book Sales throughout the year to raise money. Donated items and items no longer in the Library collection are stocked in the “Hidden Treasures” Book Sale Room and the public is invited to take what they want and pay what they can.
Proceeds from used book sales go toward buying new books and materials, equipment, and Library programs.
The Minot Public Library is committed to being the center of information and exploration for the community. 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, 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.
The Friends of the Minot Public Library accepts books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVD donations in good condition year-round. You may deliver donations during Library hours to the garage door on the east side of the library. Call us at (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, used fill-in-the blank books, or tools. Refer to the Minot Public Library’s Collection Management Policy.
You can show your appreciation of Library efforts and honor loved ones by making gifts in honor or memory of someone special. Contributions to the Memorial Fund can be used to purchase collection materials in general subject areas as outlined below in section 1c.
Long-range estate and financial planning can also provide significant gifts to the Library, while benefiting your tax position. The Friends of 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 at 701-852-1045.
Checks for the Friends of the Library 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 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. Pricing is as follows:
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!
Sharon Johnson – President
Mary Heit– Vice President
Paulette Nelson – Secretary
Jerry Kaup – Treasurer
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 and training. In addition, volunteers are sometimes needed to help shelve books, help with special events and other misc. projects.
Currently MPL is looking for volunteers to help shelve books in the Adult Library. Download a volunteer application, or pick one up at the Minot Public Library 2nd floor service desk.
Volunteers contribute over 1,200 hours of service to the Library each year. Thanks to all who volunteer!