Benefits of Membership

Storyteller level (up to $49)

  • 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
    • Loud at the Library – $5 discount per ticket to our annual series of trivia and live music parties in 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)
  • Special access to members-only events.
  • The sense of fulfillment that comes with supporting an important and vital community institution.

Novelist level ($50 – $99)

Bestseller level ($100 – $499)

  • all of the Storyteller and Novelist level benefits, plus:
  • a free premium gift – please contact Greg Giles for a list of current offerings (651-366-6499)
  • listing in our annual report (optional)

Classic level ($500 – $999)

Epic level ($1,000 and above)

  • all membership level benefits, plus:
  • an exclusive, private event with the Library Director and The Friends’ Board Chair

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