Friends of SPL

The Friends of the Stillwater Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by community members to value, support, and champion the public library.

Why Friends of the Stillwater Public Library?
Because great friends make a great library! Friends at the Stillwater Public Library was created by community members to support the Stillwater Public Library. Our mission is to value, support, and champion our library, encouraging lifelong learning. We treasure our public library as a source of ideas, commentary, inspiration, and amusement which is free and available to every resident.
Since it was formed in 1999, the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, through their memberships and fundraising projects, have contributed over $80,000 toward library materials and programs.

Used Book Sales
The Friends typically run two, multi-day used book sales per year. They also maintain an ongoing used books sale area in the library year-round. Funds raised from the sales go to support Stillwater Public Library materials and programming. Due to COVID-19, the multi-day used book sales and ongoing book sale were paused. The ongoing book sale is scheduled to reopen by September 1, 2021. The fall multi-day used book sale is scheduled for November 10 – 13, 2021.

Used Book Donations
There are three upcoming used book collection drives:

  • Thursday, August 19 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Library Parking Ramp
  • Saturday, October 30 from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Library Parking Ramp
  • Saturday, November 6 from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Library Parking Ramp

None of the following items will be accepted: encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, religious materials, National Geographic, videos, cassettes, partially used puzzle books, books that are worn, stained, mildewed or contain mold, handwriting, or highlighting.

The Friends of the Stillwater Public Library Store
Consider a purchase from the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library Gift Shop: T-shirts, book bags, and postcards. All proceeds help fund library collections and programming. For more information, inquire at the Public Services Desk at the library. 

Join Us!
Your membership will help increase library collections, support library programming, and provide advocacy for the library! The Friends organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible. To join, simply print out and complete the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library membership form and mail to the library. 

To learn more, view our Friends of the Stillwater Public Library brochure. Friends of the Stillwater Public Library is generously supported by individuals and organizations in our community. Thanks to all who help Friends of the Stillwater Public Library support library materials and programming. 

Contact Us
If you would like to speak to someone about the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, please contact Mary Ann Sandeen, Friends of the Stillwater Public Library President, 651-261-3655, or email friends2spl@gmail.com.

Monthly Board Meetings
Due to COVID-19, monthly meetings have been postponed until further notice. Meetings are typically held on the second Monday of the month, in the Conference Room at the library (unless otherwise noted), at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.