Who We Are


The Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) has been a mainstay in the Minnesota library community since 1979. We are a Saint Paul- based private foundation, but truly statewide in scope and impact.



Our mission is to connect grassroots Friends of the Library organizations, offer valuable resources to support their work, and provide a strong voice for Friends.
Our programming, grants and awards are all geared towards these ends. 
Picture of the MALF team


Want to get involved?

  • MALF is a board-driven nonprofit. As such, we are reliant on the time and talents of Friends of the Library like you to keep our network and service portfolio strong. Our Nominating Committee would love to hear from you. Send inquiries (and resume, if available) to info@mnlibraryfriends.org.
  • Our webinar and workshop series routinely garner high participation and national attention. However, MALF’s success is predicated on the spirited partnership of local Friends groups who can co-host this educational programming. Do you have a suitable space, and a desire to have a positive “ripple effect” impact on your region’s libraries and Friends? We want to hear from you! Contact our Programming Committee at info@mnlibraryfriends.org.
Learn more about us by downloading our one-page backgrounder:

MALF at a Glance (rev. 7-27-20)

Review our financials:

990 PF | 2022

990 PF | 2021

990 PF| 2020

990 PF | 2019