While the library is closed for renovations, the Friends continue to run mini or Pop-Up sales in the entry hall and outside. Every month we run specials! Please stop by to browse!
Organized in 1984, the Friends are Brainerd Memorial Library supporters who work to enrich library services in the community through volunteering, fundraising, and serving as advocates for the Library’s mission.
This is the Friends PayPal button to accept your generous donations!
Click to Access PayPal. Scroll for Membership & Merchandise button. There is no fee. Thank you!
We are accepting 1 or 2 containers of books at a time. Please only donate gently used, clean materials. We cannot accept moldy, dirty, or damaged items. Thank you so much!
Please visit the Book Nook [when it re-opens] for the Best Deals on books and media year-round! For your convenience, you can pay for your items at the Circulation Desk with cash, checks, or credit cards.
If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by angry, grim news, turn to these books to lighten your spirits and restore hope. Chosen by BML Friends, staff, and trustees, these titles feature courage, redemption, positivity and insight, and just might make your day. Click sign for books and descriptions. Some of the books are available or can be requested from another library.
· Focus attention on Brainerd Memorial Library
· Stimulate use of Library’s resources & services
· Aid in providing adequate library facilities
· Support the Library in developing library services & programs in the community
· Continue to support the freedom to read & free access to information
What We Do
· Promote the Library at community events
· Maintain the Friends’ Book Nook to sell used books & audio visual materials
· Offer BML merchandise [visit our mini shop in the rotunda!]
How We Help
· Support library programs
· Fund staff development
· Purchase recorded books
· Support the Museum Pass program
Friends’ membership is open to anyone interested in supporting & improving the service facilities of the Library. Membership categories are listed below in our PayPal menu & forms are available at the library or here:
Membership Form: Please fill out and return
Please consider attending a meeting. Willing volunteers are needed to help with activities, especially the maintenance of the Friends’ Book Nook.
The Friends usually meet each Thursday at 10:00am in the Community Room.
She is a long-time member of the BML Board of Trustees & Friends. The Friends and BML staff wish Dee a Happy 100th Birthday! Dee’s birthday is February 5th. Along with her photo is a bio from her daughter.