The Friends of the Roseville Public Library is an all volunteer non-profit community organization working to support and promote our libraries. Here is just a glimpse of how we support the Roseville Public Library:
Donate over $60,000 per year to the Roseville Public library to support programs, services, and materials available to our community at no cost, including:
Brainfuse (Online Tutoring)
Newsbank (Online newspapers)
Kanopy (Online streaming)
Summer Reading Program
3rd Grade Initiative (Outreach and special library cards for 3rd grade students)
Help raise funds for new equipment like the Mobile Library!
Advocate for the Roseville Public Library with our local government.
Where our funding comes from:
Sell books donated by the community at our quarterly & holiday Used Book Sales and in our Used Bookstores
Grants and sponsorships
Individual and corporate membership dues and donations
Fun events like Trivia Night and Tequila Mockingbird
Our Beginnings: The Friends of the Roseville Public Library were formed in 1973 by a group of citizens concerned with the materials and services provided by the Roseville Public Library. With the support of Helen O'Connor, who served as Roseville Public Library Director from 1971-1981, this group of citizen volunteers dedicated themselves to the formation of a nonprofit with a mission to support and promote the Roseville Public Library and filed their Articles of Incorporation on September 12, 1973.
The founding members of the Friends of the Roseville Public Library included:
Lenore Batiste, President Karen Loullis, Vice President Diane McCarthy, Secretary Peggy Benedelli, Treasurer Martha Riley Betsy McClure Ruth Davidson Jane Corbett Dolly Burns