Loyalty Circle

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library's Loyalty Circle BreakfastThe Loyalty Circle recognizes those dedicated and visionary donors who have contributed to The Friends for ten or more consecutive years. Since 2008, some of the finest writers in Minnesota have entertained The Friends’ Loyalty Circle members at this annual recognition breakfast.


LKM4363 AuthorBook TC15397The 2017 Loyalty Circle Breakfast will be Tuesday, August 29, at the Town & Country Club. Our featured author will be Eric Dregni, who will present his book, You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches From Summer Camp. NOTE: The annual Loyalty Circle Breakfast is by invitation only, and is open only to Loyalty Circle members.

Eric Dregni takes us back to those boyhood days of running head-on into nature with his fellow campers and learning a few valuable lessons. From discouraging summer love to soothing homesick campers, this wise, funny book reassures us that there’s still a place in the woods where, unplugged from devices, children can connect with the natural world—and with each other.


“By the end of the memoir, you’ll find yourself in the same shape as the campgoers on the last days of camp—you don’t want it to end. “—Italian America

Invitations will be sent to Loyalty Circle members only.

Celebrated and award-winning authors featured at previous Loyalty Circle Breakfasts include:

2016   Peter Geye; Wintering

2015    Lorna Landvik; Best to Laugh

2014    Rae Katherine Eighmey; Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen

2013    Chris Niskanen; The Minnesota Book of Skills

2012    Robert MacGregor Shaw; The Bachelor Slob

2011    Doug Grow; We’re Gonna Win, Twins!

2010    Cary J. Griffith; Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving

2009    Kao Kalia Yang; The Late Homecomer

2008    Bilione (Billie) W. Young; A Noble Task: The Saint Paul Public Library Celebrates 125!

Thank you to our Loyalty Circle members and to all of donors! Because of your generous support, we are proud to have one of the best libraries of its size in the country.