If you value your library and want to volunteer in the community, then you are a natural for membership in the Friends of the Roseville Public Library. Friends help support and enhance the library through programs, gifts, advocacy and fundraising.
Click here to see the Friends bylaws.
Click here to see the most recent meeting minutes.
Click here to see the agenda for the meeting on November 27.
Become a Member
The Friends have the following categories of members:
- $100 – Patron
- $50 – Sponsor
- $20 – Organization
- $15 – Family
- $10 – Student, Senior(60+) or Individual
Applications for membership are located at the library or click here to download an application.
Friends Program Meetings and Activities
A Visit to the Owl Wineries
Saturday, January 26 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Tickets available at the Circulation Desk starting January 5
Join us at the Winter Fundraiser of the Friends! We will taste different varieties of fruit wines at our local Owl Winery, have appetizers and a door prize raffle. Tickets are limited and will be available at the Circulation desk starting January 5.
If you can’t make it at 3:30 PM for the main fundraiser, you can drop in at the winery anytime from 11:00 to 3:00 PM or 5:30 to 9:00 PM. The cost is $10.00 and you pay at the winery. Be sure to mention the fundraiser when you arrive!
Chocolate Friendzy and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 per person or FREE to Friends members
Join us for a Chocolate Friendzy at the library! We will have chocolate stations and many kinds of chocolate to eat! Friends members are free. If you are not a Friends member, the cost is $10.00, which includes a one year Friends membership. At this program we will have the Annual Friends Meeting and Election of Officers along with the chocolate goodies.
Spring Book Sale!
Thursday, April 25 from 12:00 to 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Friends have two large used book sales each year in the spring and autumn. The revenue from the used book sales is their primary source of income each year and they make generous donations to the Library for materials, equipment and programs. This year the Friends paid for half of the new document/book/photo scanner, multiple copies of book discussion titles, the newsletter and programs.
The Friends need assistance setting up and breaking down the book sale area. On Tuesday, April 23 they need help bringing boxes of books up from the basement using carts and the elevator and sorting books onto tables. On Monday, April 29 they will need help taking unsold books back to the basement. They also need help putting some lawn signs around the City Hall campus advertising the sale. You don’t have to be a member to assist with the sale. Please contact the Library if you have a couple of hours to help. The Friends also need paper grocery bags for their used book sale. They can be dropped off at the library anytime before the sale. Thank you!
Kroger Rewards Program
Friends of the Roseville Public Library
Here is a way to help raise money for your library just by signing up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program! If you have a Kroger Plus card, you can register that card and every time you shop at Kroger, a portion of your purchase is donated to The Friends of the Roseville Public Library.
It only takes about 5 minutes of your time to register and all you need is your KROGER PLUS CARD.
- Go to: www.kroger.com
- Click SIGN IN if you already have both a Kroger Plus Card and account and follow the prompts. You will need your email address and password.
- If you have a Kroger Plus Card but do not have an account, click on REGISTER and follow the prompts. You will need an email address and password.
- Select your organization: The Friends of the Roseville Public Library – Organization #DW068.
Used Book Donations
The library is pleased to accept clean and undamaged newer titles. If we do not put them in our collection, we will give them to the Friends for their twice yearly Used Book Sales. Click here for a flyer for used book donation guidelines.
Click here for information about how to donate books to needy libraries. Also includes resources for those seeking donations.
2018/2019 Friends Officers
Pat Eick – President (Term 2018-2019)
Rose Coletti – Vice-President (Term 2018-2019)
Theresa Dearhamer – Treasurer (Term 2018-2019)
Phyllis Reneau – Secretary and Mailings (Term 2018-2019)
Dorothy Zaporski – 1-Year Trustee and Historian (Term 2018-2019)
Jo Michalewicz – 2-Year Trustee (Term 2017-2019)
Ann Vespa (Used Book Sale Committee Member)
Friends members and members of the public are always welcome at Board Meetings. We hope to see many members at the Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers in May. Meetings are held four times a year in February, May, August and November on the last Wednesday of the month to plan their activities.
Upcoming Friends Board Meetings, Erin Auditorium
November 28, 2018, 7PM
February 27, 2019, 7PM
May 29, 2019 (Annual Meeting and Election of Officers), 7PM
August 28, 2019, 7PM
November 27, 2019, 7PM