Friends of the Library

Mission 

The Friends of Anoka County Library raises funds and awareness of library services, programs, and materials.

Meeting Schedule 

The Friends meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please check the calendar for location information.

Activities 

The Friends are involved in a number of activities, including:

  • Hosting annual fundraisers
  • Hosting library programs and events
  • Supporting the Summer Reading Program for youth
  • Funding Books-in-a-Bag kits for reading and discussion groups
  • Donating annually to the library system
  • Promoting the Anoka County libraries - some of the county’s most popular assets!

Why Join the Friends?

Your member dues and volunteerism help assure the library’s continued ability to offer special events and programs which enhance the library experience and enrich the lives of library users. Your active involvement will help the Anoka County Library system stimulate and inspire library patrons for many years to come.

Become a Board Member

Becoming a Friends’ board member is a great way to become a leader within the local community!  You can have an active part in organizing public support for the Library by developing services, activities, and programs. For more information on becoming a Friends’ board member, please email Erin Straszewski.

History of the Friends

In April 2003, local book enthusiasts joined together to create Friends of the Anoka County Library. The Friends are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting library programs and services.