The purpose of St. Cloud Friends of the Library is to foster a closer relationship between the St. Cloud Library and the citizens of St. Cloud and its surrounding areas. The Friends promote knowledge of the library functions, resources, and services. We lead in the development of a program for the extension and improvement of library services and resources.
Our mission is:
To enhance the physical building, programming, and the collections of the St. Cloud Public Library.
The St. Cloud Friends of the Library (SCFOL) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in May 1966. It currently operates the Friends Bookstore located at the Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, Minnesota. SCFOL is governed by an elected Board of Directors.
The Friends Bookstore is staffed by a team of more than 70 volunteers. It is managed by the Bookstore Committee and governed by the Board of Directors. The merchandise sold in the bookstore is provided through items discarded from the Library’s collections and from patron donations. Bookstore sales, plus funds raised through membership dues and other special events, are used to support the programs and collections of the St. Cloud Public Library and the Great River Regional Library system.