About Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries

Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the libraries in making information, books, music, movies and educational programs available to the public.  Our mission is to strengthen, support and advocate for the Ramsey County Library system in order to enrich  the lives of Library users, promote literacy and education and to foster community.

We sponsor many special programs including the Summer Reading Program for children and teens, free computer classes for all ages, book clubs and author events.  We act as ambassadors for the Ramsey County Library system and help spread the word about our Library to government and community groups.  When asked, we lead capital campaigns for Library remodeling, renovation and new facilities.

Our volunteers operate used book stores at the Maplewood, Roseville and Shoreview branch libraries and book carts at Mounds View and White Bear Lake to help fund our projects.

Volunteers also promote child literacy through Reading Friends, work at semi- annual used book sales, wear our mascot costume at special events, serve on committees to plan programs and a winter gala, raise funds, conduct a 5K walk-run, help with Kindergarten Library Card Day, plan an annual luncheon, recruit members, prepare mailings, advocate for libraries, and more.  Since 1979, hundreds of Friends members, volunteers, and donors have provided more than $3.5 million in funding, materials, and enhancements to Ramsey County Library.

Please join us.  Friends Membership Form