Rochester Public Library Foundation


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Every donation you make to the Rochester Public Library Foundation via this March will be doubled, up to $100,000.

That means your impact on financially supporting the Rochester Public Library in our mission to strengthen the community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement and learning can be bigger than ever if you plan your donation to us this March!

One donation will be randomly selected every day in March to have a $1,000 Bremer Boost added to it. You can increase our chances of getting an additional $1,000 and help us reach our $100,000 goal by making a donation of $10 or more to us any day or every day in March at

Let's fill the shelf! Each "book" added is $500 towards the goal of $100,000

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The annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraising event, sponsored by the Rochester Public Library Foundation, is a fun-filled evening. There are delicious hors d'oeuvres to be eaten, delightful speakers to be enjoyed and dreamy gifts to be auctioned.

Wit, Wisdom & Wine - the 2015 event

Many thanks to everyone for the tremendous help in making WWW 2015 a great success!! 
210 people attended a great evening with interesting programs by 10 different speakers. Fabulous food was made by Omar’s Kitchen and great wines were poured by Apollo Liquors. Many local businesses, library staff, community members and Board Members donated great items for our Silent Auction.
Special thanks to Hight & Randall for donations of items for our Jewelry Raffle and to our Fabulous Sponsors!

Just over $36,000 gross was raised, which is $5,000 more than the previous year!
We tried a few new ideas in set-up and food distribution that we think streamlined the process.
Thank You to everyone who purchased tickets and or volunteered to make this year’s event so successful. 

All proceeds from the event support the mission and goals of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, which is to increase support for the Rochester Public Library while educating the community about the Library’s role in meeting community needs.

WWW Committee:
Phyllis Berman & Joanne Swenson, Co-Chairs
Jacque Sourkes
Jean Burrington
Vicki Allen
Terri Heim
Marilyn Campbell
Nicole Henry





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In Kind Donations

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hillers flooring
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Libraries Change Lives every day in so many ways. From finding a great book that stirs your soul to researching the internet to find your next Pinterest inspiration. Here at the Rochester Public Library, you can find the free resources to help you navigate your life. Wellness classes, author readings, Toddler Time, computer and E-Book Classes, Homework Help; it’s all here for free, at the Library.

As Executive Director of the Rochester Public Library Foundation, I am honored to be able to help spread the good works of the library while ensuring financial support for the future. The Foundation was started in 1996 to support the on-going mission of the Library. As the non-profit arm of the Rochester Public Library, we allow for tax deductible contributions to the library while building an endowment for the future.

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Whether your love of books or your need for a space to gather brings you to the Library, we hope you find what you are looking for here. Babies to teens to seniors all will find a welcoming space where they can get the knowledge they need to improve their lives. Your donations help ensure that knowledge and learning are free to all now and into the future. To see your dollars at work, stop by the library or the visit online at

See you at the Library!

Vicki Allen, Executive Director
Rochester Public Library Foundation
Email Vicki

507.328.2387 work

507.990.6517 cell

507.328.2384 fax





Updated: 3/2/15



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