• MN Association of Library Friends

    MN Association of Library Friends

    MALF connects Friends of Library organizations, provides valuable resources to support their work, and is a strong voice for Friends of Library groups and libraries throughout Minnesota.

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    Webinars & Workshops

  • Event & Program Grant

    Event & Program Grant

Great Stories Club’s “raison d'être” is to give underserved youth the opportunity to read, reflect, and share ideas on topics that resonate with them. Courtesy of funding support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the popular program has reached more than 700 libraries – and more than 30,000 young adults – to date.
The Minnesota Association of Library Friends is moving offices, effective February 6! Please save our new address: 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1420, Saint Paul, MN, 55101.
Last year, MALF’s programming reached more people than ever before. We’re eager to keep pace in 2023, but can only do so with YOUR help!
Friends of the Library are resilient, versatile, and endlessly creative. Sometimes, we don’t give ourselves enough credit! That’s one of the reasons that MALF proudly hosts the annual Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by Friends of the Library – the longest-running state-level prize of this kind.
The Peggy Barber Tribute Grant awards $2,500 to three libraries to support their programming efforts. Competitiveness is determined in large part by a candidate’s ability to demonstrate an acute financial need (and, as a result, a general track record of under-funded programming).

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MALF is a private foundation, but we count on member dues and on donations from library lovers across the state to fully actualize our bold mission. Monetary gifts of any size are appreciated and will be acknowledged in writing. 

 

Note: Minnesota Association of Library Friends is a tax-exempt organization as defined by the IRS (EIN 41-1423551), and therefore eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.