SUPPORT THE LIBRARY YOU LOVE WITH A GIFT STARTING AT $5
A donation of any size makes you a member of The Friends and eligible for all the benefits of membership.
We call our basic membership level “Storyteller.” It doesn’t cost a lot, but some of the rewards are priceless: the sense of civic pride that comes from supporting a vital community institution, as well as the knowledge that your support makes a real difference to the Saint Paul Public Library. And when you share good stories about the Library and your experiences there, it helps the rest of the world understand how important our library is.
So please take that membership level to heart, and do share your library stories. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #BecauseOfTheLibrary and you’ll be part of the larger conversation.
Your Membership Benefits
- Friendly Connections, our member e-newsletter, keeping you updated on Friends’ activities, Library programs, and other happenings.
- Events and Classes – the Library’s bi-monthly program calendar – mailed directly to your home.
- Special discounts at local, independent bookstores, at Park Square Theatre shows and Rose Ensemble concerts, as well as other one-time special discounted offers. Currently, the following discounts and special offers are offered to Friends members:
- Minnesota Book Awards – $5 discount per ticket to the annual Awards Gala
- Book It: The Party – $5 discount per ticket to Loud at the Library
- Minnesota Crossword Tournament – $5 discount per team or individual registration
- Micawber’s Books – 20% off coupon for a one-time purchase, sent with membership card. (Visit www.micawbers.com or call 651-646-5506)
- Common Good Books – 10% off coupon for a one-time purchase, sent with membership card. (Visit www.commongoodbooks.com or call 651-225-8989)
- Park Square Theatre – $5 off ticket purchase or ½ price preview tickets. Mention that you are a Friends member when ordering. Additional discount offers with participation in theater discussion programs at the Library. Special offer not available with website purchases. (Visit www.parksquaretheatre.org or call 651-291-7005)
- Red Balloon Bookshop – 15% off coupon for a one-time purchase, sent with membership card beginning August 15. (Visit www.redballoonbookshop.com or call 651-224-8320)
- Rain Taxi Review of Books – 10% off a one-year subscription to the Twin Cities’ award-winning quarterly literary review. To subscribe, send a check or money order for $13.50 to Rain Taxi, P.O. Box 3840, Minneapolis, MN 55403 and mention you are a Friends member. (Visit www.raintaxi.com)
- The Rose Ensemble – Free ticket upgrade with purchase. Mention that you are a Friends member when ordering. Special offer not available with website purchases. (Visit www.roseensemble.org or call 651-225-4340)
- The University of Minnesota Bookstore at Coffman Memorial Union – 20% off coupon for your entire purchase of U of M campus fashions, novelties and general books, sent with membership card. (Visit www.bookstore.umn.edu or call 612-625-6000)
- Advance notice of Friends and Library events, with an opportunity to purchase tickets to the (typically sold-out) Opus & Olives author dinner two weeks before they go on sale to the public.
- Special access to members-only events.
- The sense of fulfillment that comes with supporting an important and vital community institution.