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 year-round book sale is paused.


Spring 2021: Friends “Bag of Books” Curbside Sale
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, May 2, 2021 | 12 PM – 4 PM

The Friends of Stillwater Public Library Spring Used Book Sale is back with a few changes! This year, the Friends will be offering a contactless “Bag of Books” sale. Drive into the library parking ramp for a curbside used book sale on Friday, April 30 from 11 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, May 2 from 12 PM – 4 PM. Select one or more pre-packed bags of books by genre. All genres are first come, first served. Each bag is $10, cash only. All proceeds benefit the Friends and help fund library materials, programs, and services. Please note that the Friends will not be holding their spring book collection drive and are unable to accept book donations at this time.

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.