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Friends of the Fargo Public Library

About the Friends

Officially formed in March 1995, the Friends of the Fargo Public Library is an advocacy group that promotes the library through fundraising, sponsoring events, and organizing used book sales.

To join the Friends, download or pick up a Friends of the Library application at any branch of the library.

For more information about the Friends, visit their website to stay up-to-date on their events and happenings.

You may also email the Friends of the Library or call 701.364.BOOK (701.364.2665).
The Friends can also be contacted by mail at: Friends of the Fargo Public Library, P.O. Box 1365, Fargo, ND 58107.

Friends Bookstore at Main

Friends Second Editions Bookstore Hours at the Main Library

The Second Editions bookstore is open regular library hours.

Request for Donations
The Friends of the Fargo Public Library accept donations of used books and other media such as DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks to sell at all Fargo Public Library locations and during their regular book sales at the Main Library. The items can be brought to the Friends' Second Editions bookstore at the Main Library (101 4th St. N. in downtown Fargo) during regular bookstore hours. Most any type of children's or adult books and media are welcome.

Donations to the Friends are tax deductible and tax donation forms are available.

Please note: If you are donating more than three(3) boxes of materials, please contact the library or the Friends' Second Editions bookstore at 701.364.2665 before bringing any donations.

Friends volunteers are unable to help carry in donations; there is a dolly/hand truck available for use.

Due to space limitations, the Friends are unable to accept mass market paperbacks, textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias older than one year, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, and books that are damaged, smoke-filled, or moldy.

Friends Spring/Summer "Pack a Sack" Book Sale* Set for June 6 – 8

The Friends of the Fargo Public Library are holding a HUGE "Pack a Sack" book sale* Thursday, June 6, through Saturday, June 8, at their Second Editions bookstore at downtown Main Library. The Friends will provide the bag and you fill it for $10.
Sale dates and times:
Thursday, June 6: Noon to 7 p.m.
Friday, June 7: Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note: The sale excludes DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and all collectible books.

*Book Sales are also at the Dr. James Carlson Library and Northport Library branches during library hours.

The "Pack a Sack" Book Sale is part of the 2024 "Adventure Begins @ Your Library" summer reading challenge.