Minnesota Libraries are in need of radical support in 2017

“Dear Minnesota Library Supporter,

This year the annual Minnesota Library Association conference will be held in Rochester, MN on October 5-6. We expect the conference to be attended by hundreds of librarians, trustees, exhibitors, and Friends of Libraries from across Minnesota.

This year’s conference theme is Radical Librarianship – the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future.

The Minnesota Library Foundation’s mission is “to benefit the community by raising and distributing funds to enhance the services and increase public awareness of Minnesota libraries.” Some of the ways that the money raised by the Silent Auction has been given back to the greater Minnesota library community have included:

  • helping libraries recover from disasters
  • sponsoring the MILE Leadership Institute
  • supporting the Minnesota Book Awards
  • providing small grants to libraries across the state

But we are only able to do all of this with your generous support! The Silent Auction is one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers, and it is held each year during the MLA conference. For the Silent Auction to be a success, we need your help. Any donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated.

All donations should include the enclosed form and can be dropped off in person or shipped to:

CLIC Office
Silent Auction
1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55104

If you prefer your donation to be anonymous, please indicate that on the donation form. If mailing donations, please clearly mark the package or envelope for Silent Auction.

If your donation has an expiration date, please note that our event takes place in October.

With your help we can make our annual Silent Auction—a valuable and fun part of the MLA conference—a success! Thank you in advance for your continued support of Minnesota libraries. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and remember to stay radically engaged.


Katie Polley, Silent Auction Co-Coordinator
Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand, Silent Auction Co-Coordinator”