The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a nonprofit organization established in 1945 to support the Saint Paul Public Library.
Saint Paul's public libraries are early learning centers; they are homework centers; they are workforce development centers; they are college access centers; they are neighborhood centers helping people and families file tax returns or finding resources to avoid mortgage foreclosure.
Saint Paul has a world-class library system, with each branch a neighborhood asset. Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library for decades has provided the necessary support to ensure that the Saint Paul Public Library is among the foremost library systems in the United States. The Friends is nationally recognized for its work and advocacy. Its members provide a strong voice increasing the use of the Library through public awareness and cultural programming; advocate for strong public funding of the Library; and enhance Library services through private funding.
Through their work, The Friends serves as a national model for its unique, comprehensive support of the Saint Paul Public Library.