Who Are the Friends?
The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports the library through fundraising and volunteerism. Every minute spent volunteering and every dollar raised by this group supports thousands of people in West Fargo and through the West Fargo Public Library's hundreds of services and programs.
What do the Friends do?
The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group supports library initiatives and programs through fundraising and volunteerism. Without the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, many of the services and programs offered at WFPL would not be possible. For example, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group is a source of support for the West Fargo Public Library's Summer Reading Program, which is one of the library's most significantly attended and beloved programs. Each summer the West Fargo Public Library fills the time away from school with educational and fun activities for West Fargo students to help them retain the skills they gained throughout the school year. The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group is also a sponsor of the metro's One Book, One Community program for adults, which strengthens our community each year as residents across West Fargo, Fargo and Moorhead come together to experience a book and associated activities. The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group also actively supports the Little Red Reading Bus of West Fargo, a mobile library project with the mission of bringing the library, its services and the joy of reading to children throughout the community. These are just a few of many examples of how the Friends group impacts thousands of residents through its support of the West Fargo Public Library.
Join the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library
The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library non-profit group is always looking for new members. Annual dues for membership are $10. Membership dues also go to support West Fargo Public Library programs and initiatives. Fill out our Friends of the Library Interest form to learn more.
Benefits of Membership
Becoming a member of the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library has its perks! As a member you will:
- Receive special discounts and offers during fundraisers, book sales and other events.
- Gain access to exclusive Friends of the West Fargo Public Library newsletter.
- Be the first to know about library happenings and opportunities.
- Have your voice heard in the West Fargo community.
- Gain non-profit and volunteer experience, network with other members and be a part of a group of like-minded library lovers.
- Make a difference in the lives of thousands of community members by supporting the West Fargo Public Library.
The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group meets the first Thursday of every other month at 6 p.m. During these meetings, the group discusses opportunities to support the library, hears from library staff and more. New ideas and voices are always welcome and encouraged at Friends of the West Fargo Public Library meetings. Members are not required to attend all meetings, but are encouraged to attend to stay in the know and help with decision making.
- Deb Toddie - President
- Katherine Smith - Vice President
- Cailin Shovkoplyas - Treasurer
- Carolyn Fiechtner - Secretary
See minutes from Friends of the Library meetings.
Besides donating your time and energy through membership, The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group accepts monetary donations and donations of physical materials that are in good working order. Items donated are sold during book sales and fundraisers. Please consider donating your gently used books, DVDs and CDs.
Monetary contributions to the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library can be made through our Giving Hearts Day page. This year, contributions to the Friends through this platform will be used to support the Little Red Reading Bus specifically.
For inquiries regarding monetary or physical item donations, use our Donation Inquiry Form.
The Friends of the West Fargo Public Library group hosts regular book sales, fundraisers and other events throughout the year. All proceeds from sales benefit the West Fargo Public Library.
View the library calendar of events for upcoming book sale dates
Ongoing Book Sale
Visit the West Fargo Public Library year-round to purchase books from the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library sale shelf. The selection includes books, book bundles and newspapers for $1 or less. The selection varies, so check regularly to find your next read.