Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Rochester Public Library

Phyllis Hodgson

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!

Support the Library by 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.


Friends' Board Officers 2018



Back row: Bessie Copple, Ann Griese, Kay Aune, John Hunziker, Phyllis Berman, Madison Wurth, Lou Wagner, Phillip Nordquist

Front Row:  Diane Edwards, Kim Keilholtz, Joyce Wenz

Not present:  Uni Gopinathan, Ann Jones, Gen Theobald