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 Friends of the McMinnville Public Library

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 Business Memberships are now available at $250/year! 

 About the Friends 
The Friends fundraise to support new purchases, programs that promote interest in the library and the community, and volunteer for activities that enhance the library’s daily operations.  Click for an application to join the Friends
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 Friends Officers, 2012-2013
President - Laurie Furch
Vice President & Book Sale Coordinator- Neil Kunze
Secretary - Bernice Owen
Treasurer - Denise Patton
Membership - Steve Rupp
Newsletter - Julia Meck
Members at Large - Carol Dodge, Judith Folgate, Norma Nellis, Samantha Jordan

 Friends Book Sales
The Friends hold used book sales on the second Saturday of January, March, May, September, and November from 10am (9 am for members) to 2pm.  Proceeds from the sales go towards the purchase of new materials for the library.  Donations of books for the book sale are accepted year-round and are tax deductible. Please check our donation policy  to see if we can accept your items to donate.

 Memorial/Celebration Books
The Friends direct the Memorial and Celebration Books Program.  Each book purchased will have a bookplate on the title page with the name of the honored person and donor.  Click for more 
information and printable form.

 Friends Newsletters 
Quarterly newsletters are available for Friends of the Library members! Newsletters are published in March, June, September, and December. They can be mailed, or if you have indicated on your membership form that you would like to go "paperless" you can read the newsletters online.
View the current issue: Spring 2014

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Author Readings
Each year the Friends of the McMinnville Library and the Friends of the Nicholson Library (Linfield College) team up to present “Readings at the Nick”, a series of author readings. Past authors have included Tracy Kidder, Philip Margolin, Ursula LeGuin, and David James Duncan.  The Friends also co-sponsor MacReads, an annual community reading event.
  

Explore Oregon Programs
Each year in January and February, the Friends sponsor a series of programs that specifically highlight Oregon and Yamhill County speakers, authors, slide shows, and other programs of interest to our community. The programs are on Saturdays at 2pm and usually run for four to five weeks. 

Essay and Haiku Contests
Throughout the year Friends members sponsor and act as judges for the Children's Essay and Teen Haiku Contests.