Friends Gala 2018: A Whale of a Tale February 24, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the theme of our fifth annual gala will be "A Whale of a Tale” We hope you will join us for this celebration of literary adventures on oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds.

This exciting fundraising event will feature live music, complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a live auction, prizes, a photo booth and more!

When & Where
The festivities and silent auction begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. Program with live auction begins at 8:00 pm and the event ends at 9:30 pm.

Have fun while helping to raise $30,000 to add 1,500 new items to the lending collection of all seven Ramsey County Library locations: Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview and White Bear Lake. All proceeds benefit the libraries.

Become an event sponsor! To learn about sponsorship or submit payment, contact Cyndi Cook at 651-486-2213 or

Auction Donations
Interested in donating an item or experience to our silent auction? Download our printable auction donation submission form or contact Caitlin Carroll at or 651-486-2213 with questions.

Costumes or festive evening attire are encouraged but not required. Dress as your favorite character from literary adventures on oceans, lakes, rivers, or ponds and you may win a prize in our annual costume contest! To view images with ideas visit our costume ideas web page.

Registration will open several months before the event. Check back for updates or follow our social media accounts for announcements!

Contact us at or 651-486-2213.



Ramsey County Library in Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113

Event Date: 

Saturday, February 24, 2018