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GFPL Friends
 A Great Library Needs Great Friends!
The Friends of the Grand Forks Public Library is a group of dedicated community members that help to expand, enhance, and promote the public image of the library. The Friends raise funds that are used to supplement the library budget for programming, staff enrichment and other activities that engage people who value the library. With the mission to "Increase community awareness, involvement, and support for library services, programs, facilities, and needs.

Friends also advocate for the library by:
  • writing letters of support
  • volunteering at events
  • promoting library services
  • voting to support building projects or funding measures for the library

Being a Great "Friend"
There are many ways to be a great friend of the library. Including...

Friends accept donations of "gently" used books, DVDs, music CDs, and audio books. Bring your donations to the Library Circulation Desk.  
Unfortunately we cannot accept:

  • Books that are damaged, mildewed, stained, or musty
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books
  • Encyclopedias

The Friends are in need of (and always welcome) a few able-bodied volunteers who can help set up the spring and fall book sales among other things. This work involves lifting and stacking heavy boxes of books.  Please email  if you're interested in helping!

Not only do the Friends host two annual book sales and a maintain a year-round book sale rack inside the public library, we are a charity with Amazon Smile, log into and search for "Friends of the Grand Forks Public Library" then shop away like always! A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Friends.

Become a Member
Individuals and businesses alike can become a member of The Friends. Simply fill out the Membership Form HERE  and submit it online or bring a completed copy to a meeting.

The Friends meet every other month, meetings are listed on the library calendar, on this site, and announced on social media channels. 

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