Become a Friend and support us!

  • Receive the Friends Newsletter four times per year
  • Early Admission to most Friends' book sales
  • Discount at the Friends' Book Store

Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Rochester Public Library raise funds to expand the library’s collections and programs, support special projects, and promote awareness through community involvement.

Funds come mainly from membership contributions, special events, and the sale of donated books at the Friends' Book Store, the sale of books online, sales of "special and unusual" books and through four large auditorium book sales held throughout the year.

We help keep the library strong by being an active part of the community!

Supporting the Library

Using Amazon Smile

If you are shopping at, a percentage of your purchase may be directed to the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.  You simply need to enter the Amazon website here, set up a Smile account, and use that account each time you make a purchase.




Submitting an IBM Matching Grant

Help the library by submitting an IBM Matching Grant application online.  Instructions for how to do it can be found here: Guide to Submitting an IBM Matching Grant form (PDF).  When you are ready to fill out the form head over to the IBM Matching Grants website to apply.

Friends' Board Officers 2019


Back row: John Hunziker, Phillip Nordquist
Front row: Bessie Copple, Ann Jones, Joyce Wenz, Phyllis Berman, Kay Aune, Elizabeth Ritman, Ann Griese