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Dear Friends, 2009 was an unusual year. Economic challenges hit families and businesses— and non-profits—very hard. It was a time when working together became even more important, and when valued partnerships showed their worth. Those are certainly not bad lessons to learn, for any year. In that context we present our 2009 annual report, a shared message from both the Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. We felt it was fitting to publish our annual highlights together because so much of what we do is tied to and dependent upon each other. The Library could not be the strong and vital institution it is – nor offer its diverse, enhanced programs and services – without targeted grants secured by The Friends. That funding, along with the generous support of individuals who comprise The Friends’ membership, is crucial to our work. At the same time, the indispensable resources and successful outreach activities of the Library make this job easier. People are eager to support a winner, and the Saint Paul Public Library is certainly that.

The recession has had profound implications on the Library’s financial outlook, both for today and potentially for the future. Fundraising support, endowment interest income, and public funding are all impacted. If the Library is to continue to make its tremendous contribution to the economic, cultural and intellectual life of the City, it will be critical for its case to be well made in the upcoming budget process. In spite of these unprecedented times, we’re pleased to report that for The Friends and the Library, 2009 was an incredibly successful year. Consider the following highlights: • Individual giving was up almost 30% over the previous year. • Corporate/foundation giving increased by 75%. • Friends endowments increased in value by $1.4 million. • Opus & Olives had a record attendance of more than 800 people.

administrative costs actually went down in 2009. • Friends advocacy efforts were again effective in minimizing cuts to the Library’s budget. We would like to thank all of our donors who have helped make these highlights possible. We especially want to recognize corporate foundations for their strong support of the Library’s early literacy efforts and Homework Help Centers. These programs have made a significant, positive impact on the lives of hundreds of local students. We’re also grateful to the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, whose $300,000, two-year grant will allow the Library to launch a Mobile Workplace. This innovative project will feature a mobile service delivery van, complete with ten laptop computers loaded with teaching and testing software. The Mobile Workplace will regularly visit community locations where Library staff will offer job search assistance and computer training, supported by multilingual cultural liaisons who will ensure that services are offered in highpriority languages.

On behalf of the Board, thank you, donors and friends. Although The Friends We are all partners is an independent organization, it Kit Hadley, George Latimer, Peter Pearson, together, doing exists for the Library. Library Director Friends Board Chair Friends President together what we could not do alone. Together we respond • The Minnesota Book Awards had You are helping the Library reach its to constantly changing community more corporate sponsorships, goal of providing quality public library needs. The Friends advocates for strong foundation grants and government services. public support of the Library, seeking grants than ever before, and a sellout and securing private and public Please visit us often, in person and on out crowd of 700 people. grants for innovative projects, and the web at www.sppl.org and at • While there was an increase in continuously raising funds through www.thefriends.org. total dollars raised, fundraising and individual giving.

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Friends’ Support of the Library in 2009 Direct cash to the library - Unrestricted

Annual grant for highest needs as determined by the Library Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000 Library initiatives support from Ortha Robbins Endowment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,452 Stock the Stack materials grant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 230 Direct cash to the library - Restricted

Perrie Jones Endowment staff development grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,795 Restricted Endowments for materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 224 Grants for the Library paid through The Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,500 Funds provided for Homework Help Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,975 Cultural STAR grants written by The Friends with funds going to the Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178,000 Advocacy efforts to expand library’s budget (done in concert with other groups’ advocacy efforts)

Adding staff for safety and service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165,000 Non cash support to build endowments and provide for the Library’s future needs

Contributions added to the Book Endowment Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,280 Additions to Restricted Endowments for book purchases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,480 Friends’ Programming activities which don’t provide direct financial support to the library

Cultural STAR grant for Minnesota Book Awards programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,000 LSTA grant for Minnesota Book Awards programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43,500 Foundation grants for Minnesota Book Awards programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,000 Friends’ cultural programming in libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 176 TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,324,612

Snapshot:

The Saint Paul Public Library at a glance in 2009

Books and Services Items in collection Items loaned Visitors system-wide Information inquiries to staff

Programs for Children and Adults 1,052,784 3,442,777 2,916,759 403,539

Computers and Technology Public access computers Users of Library computers Online visits

354 807,476 1,898,591

Number of programs for children and teens

2,898

Number of children and teens attending programs 91,828 Homework Center student visits

19,145

Summer Reading Program participants

10,000

Summer Reading Program event attendees

12,444

Number of programs for adults Number of adults attending programs

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Saint Paul Public Library Highlights

restaurants with tools for parents to engage young children in pre-reading activities at mealtimes. • The “Bite By Bite” project brought early childhood literacy resources to families visiting foodshelves. The $24,000 grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) provided for development of materials, training of staff from the Library and our partner organization Keystone Community Services, and infrastructure at the foodshelves to hold materials and engage children with reading.

Every year, the Saint Paul Public Library touches the lives of most city residents, and 2009 was no exception. There were 121,560 active library cardholders last year, and the demand for services continued to grow, as did the variety of services. The Saint Paul Public Library offered over 200 events and classes a month throughout its branches. These included author visits, book clubs, computer classes, exercise opportunities, music concerts, job assistance, seminars, storytimes, and much more.

Early Literacy: • Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers at twelve locations; mornings, afternoons and evenings. • The Summer Reading Program was very popular. In addition to almost one hundred programs for young readers, the Saint Paul Public Library provided free books for children who reached goals based on their reading level. Younger children earned a free book after reading 10 and 20 books, while teens earned a free book of their choice after reading 15 hours. The program was supported by many funders, including the Jostens Foundation, with a grant of $5,000 secured through The Friends.

Homework Help: • Homework Centers operated at six branches including Arlington Hills, Dayton’s Bluff, Rice Street, Riverview, Rondo Community Outreach Library, and Sun Ray. Staffed by AmeriCorps participants, work study students from local colleges and community volunteers, these branches provided valuable homework help to students more than 15,000 times. This program is generously funded through grants from Travelers Foundation, Xcel Energy Foundation, McNeely Foundation, RBC Foundation – USA, and the H.E. & Helen R. Warren Foundation. • The Library acquired a new online homework help site called Homework Rescue with support from MELSA. This program provides free homework assistance and tutoring in both English and Spanish with live, one-to-one tutoring available daily from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. • The Read With Me program continued to match over 100 students in grades one through three with community volunteers. Each pair meets weekly to work on reading skills.

• Paw Pals, a program that encourages children to read to dogs, continued to grow in popularity. Central, Dayton’s Bluff, Highland Park, and Sun Ray host Paw Pals monthly.

Technology: • With a $50,000 grant from LSTA, the Library produced “My Library, My Place to Start.” The six short videos about specific Library services, each available in English, Hmong and Somali, can be seen on the Library website. They also were distributed to over 100 organizations around the City and aired on Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) hundreds of times.

• Early literacy outside library doors had two major initiatives. The Green Book Shelf program continued to be a valuable outreach tool in reaching families who otherwise might not be Library users. Each branch hosts a green book shelf in a community partner’s location that contains reading material for parents and children to read and take home. Ecolab’s partnership on “Read Around The Town” provided Saint Paul –4–


• Almost every branch offered introductory computer classes which are well attended, ranging from beginning computing skills to advanced use of specific software programs. • All branches installed EnvisionWare for Internet registration. EnvisionWare improves ease of patron internet sign-up and provides payment options for printed material. • Several branches, including Hamline Midway, Merriam Park, and Rice Street received new staff and/or public computers thanks in part to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. • Improved security cameras and safety equipment were installed at many branches, including Hayden Heights, Rice Street and Saint Anthony Park.

Adult Programming: • The Saint Paul Public Library hosted book clubs at Central, Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights, Highland Park, Rice Street, Saint Anthony Park, and Sun Ray. • Goodwill Easter Seals offered job coaching at many library branches including Central, Highland Park, Rice Street, Riverview, and Rondo Community Outreach Library. • Free tax assistance, provided by AARP, continued to be a large draw at many library branches. An average of 500 people per branch took advantage of this valuable service. • Weekly English Conversation Circles for new English speakers were held at the Arlington Hills and Saint Anthony Park branches.

Working together in a challenging economy: The WORKplace Job and Small Business Resource Centers are supporting Saint Paul’s job seekers and entrepreneurs with a number of unique programs, classes and events. Together with the James J. Hill Reference Library and Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development, Saint Paul Public Library hosted a series of seminars focused on “Making Economic ¢ents During a Recession.” We are pleased to announce that the Library’s marketing efforts for WORKplace programs won three Minnesota Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Classic Awards in the following categories: • Institutional Programs (Government/Nonprofit) • Marketing Services (New – Budget under $75,000) • Integrated Communications (Services) The competition included professional public relations firms such as Exponent Public Relations, Padilla Speer Beardsley, and Bayard Advertising, so the Library is especially honored to have achieved this distinction with a small staff and limited budget. Special thanks go to all the SPPL staff who worked in the Job Resource Center, the Small Business Resource Center, the HotSpot Community Learning Center, and within all library locations to offer WORKplace services to the diverse communities of Saint Paul. –5–


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Individual Branch Highlights Arlington Hills • Opened The HotSpot Community Learning Center. • Hosted weekly English conversation circles for new English speakers. • Collaborated with Casa Esperanza to host weekly computer classes in Spanish.

Bookmobile • Circulated 115,000 items and placed nearly 10,000 hold requests. • Tested Mi-Fi mobile internet technology allowing for public internet access. Service will be expanded in 2010. • Partnered with more than 50 different organizations to provide or promote library services.

Central Library • Circulated 288,466 items in 2009 – an increase of 5% over 2008. • Set up an assistive technology station for people with disabilities. • Hosted two successful book clubs – the Central Book Club and the History Book Club. • Collaborated with Saint Paul Public Schools to offer “St. Paul Connections” classes to high school students interested in joining the library profession.

Dayton’s Bluff • Installed a WORKforce area in The Zone, Dayton’s Bluff’s homework center. This included the addition of four job search computers.

• With support from Minnesota’s Legacy Tax Funding, presented outstanding free music programs including the Global Guitar series; Poetry and Music series; The Rose Ensemble, the Twin Cities’ premier early music vocal ensemble; and Black History Month jazz programs featuring Jearlyn and Billy Steele, and the Dean Brewington Quintet.

• Created a Black Authors bookshelf in response to the growing needs of the community.

Hamline Midway

• The Jemne Puppet Stage celebrated 60 years of service with a party and puppet show by the Loki Players.

• Purchased a new “big book” bin, wooden magazine rack, and CD spinner through a gift by the Midway Men’s Club.

• Saturday LIVE!, a family event each Saturday morning, continued to be well attended. Some performers in the past year included: Circus Minimus, the Minnesota Zoomobile, Schiffelly Puppets, Loki Players, Magician Matt Dunn, Ross Sutter, Dazzling Dave, Bill the Juggler, and many more. About 4,500 people attended in 2009, averaging 100 people per event.

• Provided monthly activities for children at the library with the Saturday Club. • Presented monthly storytimes by the Mighty Midway Storytellers. • The Saint Paul Fire Department presented a storytime which included books as well as fire safety tips.

• The Library’s Youth Services staff partnered with the Ordway Theater for two special events: “Little House on the Prairie” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Staff were on site at the Ordway and provided related resources, book lists, library information, and craft instruction.

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Hayden Heights

Rice Street

• Became the test site for a laptop user program. Patrons looking for job information, creating resumes, filling out job applications, or working on material related to their current occupation were able to rent laptops for use within the library. This trial program was well received by patrons needing job assistance.

• Increased circulation by 7.5%

• Expanded its special collections. The Auto Repair Collection continued to be popular and highly sought-after. Publicity was created to promote the collection and the success of this led to the creation of the Repair It Yourself Collection, also hosted at Hayden Heights.

• Offered weekly teen programs which included Teen Time, Runescape Club and Saturday Movie Matinee

• Held twice-weekly storytimes which averaged about 15 attendants per session. • Provided weekly job coaching with community partner, Goodwill Easter Seals.

• Continued providing services to 100 students at the STARS Homework Center, which is staffed by ten volunteers and two work study students. • Participated in a library card drive, funded by the Junior League of Saint Paul, to register Kindergartners for library cards. Rice Street also hosted an “I Love to Read” party in conjunction with the drive. • Opened the Collector’s Corner Neighborhood Trading Post, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota, offering young people the opportunity to find and learn about things in nature. Children are encouraged to bring in items they find and give a short presentation about the item. They are then awarded points which the young people may trade for something someone else has turned in at the trading post. There are currently 130 active traders.

• Continued to partner with Campfire USA to provide weekly activities for children in the meeting room. • Assisted 472 people with free tax help from AARP.

Highland Park • Expanded Wi-Fi to the enclosed courtyard. Many patrons now enjoy being able to use the beautiful courtyard which has always been planted with stunning flowers, but was previously kept locked. A laptop bar was also created near the copy center to accommodate the ever-increasing number of Wi-Fi users. • Established a monthly Senior Surf Day which had an attendance of at least 10 people per class. • Continued to offer the popular monthly program, Paw Pals, which allows children to read to dogs. • Provided biweekly job coaching with community partner, Goodwill Easter Seals.

Merriam Park • Increased circulation by 18%. • Purchased periodicals and books about bungalow housing and architecture with support from the Twin Cities Bungalow Club. • Replaced all public, staff, and self-check computers. –8–


• Sponsored a home foreclosure prevention workshop. • Gave training sessions to teens at the Guadalupe Area Project about how to use the library as a career and educational resource. More than 60 students attended these valuable classes.

Rondo Community Outreach Library • Computer classes are one of the main draws of the Rondo Community Outreach Library. Classes were given by community education teachers, as well as staff. This amounts to over 50 hours a month of technology training for the community.

• Presented the Blues for Kids Harmonica Workshop, sponsored by the Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society. More than 30 people attended this popular event. • Held a 4-week poetry workshop for teens to celebrate National Poetry Month with poet, John Minczeski. • Exhibited “We are the People in your Neighborhood: A Celebration of Rice Street in Pictures” by photographer, Sarah Stacke, in partnership with SPARC. • Hosted two 4-day workshops for new immigrants, sponsored by District 6 Planning Council. Immigrants were given information about what they need to know to thrive in Minnesota, as well as training on how to use the Saint Paul Public Library. The participants were given library cards and a tour of Rice Street Library, taught how to access the Internet, find library materials and check out books.

• Hosted 42 Small Business Classes in the Neighborhood Development Center. • Continued commitment to serving students through their Homework Center, The Swamp, and the Read With Me program. The Swamp served 11,633 students in 2009, and Rondo hosted 52 Read With Me pairs.

• Provided three free dental clinics for children with Children’s Dental Services of Minneapolis. Children were given a free cleaning, sealants, fluoride treatment and oral health education.

St. Anthony Park

Riverview

• Increased circulation by 25%

• Presented Spanish language storytimes in September and October.

• Offered weekly storytimes with puppet shows, as well as biweekly baby lap-sit storytimes.

• Installed Mavis Keyboarding Software in the SHAC Homework Center, giving students and job seekers the opportunity to improve their typing skills.

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• Sponsored a weekly English conversation circle with the University of Minnesota. • Presented a twice-weekly Block Nurse senior exercise program. • Hosted 18 Summer Reading Program events with the assistance of The Friends and the Saint Anthony Park Library Association, which were attended by 100 to 200 people per event. • Offered bi-weekly genealogy classes. • Produced the 40th annual Art Fair and Book Sale which brought in $9,000 for Saint Anthony Park and $2,000 for the rest of the Saint Paul Public Library. • Hosted an online Teen Book Club and a monthly Children’s Warriors Book Club with 30 members.

Sun Ray • Offered “Play and Learn” sessions with Resources for Child Caring. • Held GED, ELL, ESL, and College Prep classes every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

• Engaged environmentally-minded teens as well as other young artists with Sun Ray’s Recycled Art Saturdays. Once a month, Sun Ray patrons were given the opportunity to make something out of material that would have been thrown away.

West 7th • Closed for remodeling and expansion; reopened April 2010. • West 7th relied heavily on volunteers to operate with 15 volunteers contributing over 1,000 hours of service. • Hosted Summer Reading Programs with a total attendance of 1,488 people.

• Participated in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)’s Reading Challenge where participants could win a trip to Wrestlemania. • Hosted monthly events for teens which included video gaming, Uno and Connect Four tournaments. • Held a holiday storytime with Senator Mee Moua. – 10 –


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Saint Paul Public Library Receives Top Honors The Saint Paul Public Library was recognized in 2009 as a national and local leader in library services and public relations by the Library Journal, the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), the Minnesota Chapters of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the Association of Government Communicators, resulting in eight distinguished awards.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) presented the Saint Paul Public Library with two 2009 Bronze Quill awards in February. Saint Paulitics won an Award of Excellence for Special Events, and an Award of Merit for Multi-Audience Communication. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Minnesota Chapter recognized the Saint Paul Public Library’s Saint Paul-itics campaign as one of the best public relations campaigns of the year during the 31st annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards, held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in March.

Library Journal ranked Saint Paul Public Library as one of the top library systems across the state and nation. The Library Journal announced in February that the Saint Paul Public Library received a four-star national rating, which distinguished the Library as being within the top three percent of libraries across the United States. In the Library Journal’s article “America’s Star Libraries,” authors Keith Curry Lance and Ray Lyons explained that the rankings were based on per capita statistics, including circulation, library visits, program attendance and public internet computer uses. Library Journal rated 7,115 public libraries and Saint Paul Public Library was one of eight Minnesota library systems recognized. For public relations efforts, the Saint Paul Public Library was recognized nationally for Saint Paul-itics, a campaign created by staff to help Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and the City prepare for the 2008 Republican National Convention. Saint Paul-itics was created by a Library committee and carried out by all staff from May through September 2008. Saint Paul-itics offered residents many opportunities to learn more about politics through a variety of performers, speakers, national experts and an outdoor movie series, called Political Scenes. The Saint Paul-itics campaign won seven awards. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) presented the Saint Paul Public Library with the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which is considered to be the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations. Library staff were recognized and awarded a grant of $5,000 during the American Library Association annual conference in July 2009, in Chicago, Illinois.

Saint Paul-itics won Classic Awards for “Community Relations: Government and Nonprofit” and “Marketing Services: New.” Participants in the Minnesota chapter awards included large-scale public relations agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Lastly, the MN Association of Government Communicators presented Saint Paul Public Library with two awards of excellence at the annual Northern Lights Awards Ceremony, for “Marketing Services” and “Public Information Project: Special Events.” One of the most coveted, perhaps the most prestigious of the awards given by American Library Association (ALA) is the John Cotton Dana Award. The award recognizes libraries that have distinguished themselves by their public education and public relations efforts. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian who believed that libraries could and should play a leading role in realizing the democratic culture and egalitarian society. Dana recognized that public libraries had to identify themselves with common citizens and become a cultural center in the community, a beacon of light to attract citizens interested in educating themselves to become decision-makers in a democratic society.

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

2009 Adult Cultural Programming 1. Number of programs: 103 (Goal: 60 programs)

2. Type of programs: 34 Author/Literary Readings (33%) 15 History/Humanities programs (15%) 21 Programs, Discussions or Workshops on writing or literature (20%) 5 Theater related (5%) 5 Music related events (5%) 18 Video screening (17%) 5 Other (5%) 1 Special events (branch openings, etc.) (1%)

3. On-going series, new initiatives and special projects: On-going series or annual events: Fireside Literary Series, Irish Poet, Jewish Book Festival, Programs with Park Square Theatre, Outdoor Film Series, The Rose Ensemble Workshops, Untold Stories Labor History Series, Women’s Human Rights Film Series Special projects: Federal Writers Project (FWP) Series, Hmong Stories Cultural Series, Explore Poetry Series

4. Attendance Total attendance Average per program Largest attendance

7,156 69 2,000 *

*FWP exhibit at Minnesota Historical Society Library

5. Composition of Audience Racial, ethnic diversity, gender and age representation ranged widely from program to program. Some series, such as the Women’s Human Rights Film Series, consistently draw in a wide range of ages and backgrounds. In general, Friends’ programs continue to attract a higher percentage of women than men. The programs continue to attract audiences from the entire metro area.

6. Community Partners: 74 of the 103 programs had community partners

(Goal: 85% of programs with community partners) Community partner organizations included: Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University, Coffeehouse Press, Ginkgo Coffeehouse, Hmong American Institute for Learning, Jewish Community Center, Landmark Center, Macalester College, MELSA, Metropolitan State University, Micawber’s Books, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, Minnesota Historical Society and MHS Press, Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, Minnesota Public Radio, Nodin Press, Park Square Theatre, Ramsey County Historical Society, Saint Paul Almanac, St. Paul Labor Speakers Club, St. Paul Labor and Trades Assembly, St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), The Advocates for Human Rights, The Rose Ensemble, Twin Cities Labor History Society, The Union Advocate, University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, University of Minnesota Libraries, University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies

7. Evaluation Results Average ranking, on a 5 point scale: 4.7 [Based on events where comment cards were returned]

8. Programs incorporating languages other than English A number of programs featured different languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Hindu, Hmong, Latin, Spanish and multiple African languages. Sign interpretation and the availability of other accommodations were available on request for all of our programs, and used once. – 14 –


Opus & Olives:

Bigger and Better than Ever It’s official... The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library have been called out for putting on one of the best book parties in the country!

Cotton’s eleven-year imprisonment for the alleged rape of Thompson-Cannino and how DNA evidence eventually exonerated him. These two amazing people met when he was released from prison and became friends and coauthors of Picking Cotton.

Opus & Olives was the cover story in the November 30 issue of Publisher’s Weekly (think the Wall Street Journal of the publishing world). The article was a spectacular tribute to the event, and Friends staff received congratulatory calls and emails from across the country.

Publishers Weekly described the “secret sauce” of this event as a great mix of cocktails, book signings, dinner and a great author program. Corporate sponsors love it and keep coming back. The guest list has grown by over 100 each year (we promised not to let it get any bigger!) and the authors are a carefully selected balance of best-selling writers who represent the spectrum of literary genres.

2009’s Opus & Olives was the actual proof that it’s one huge gala that gets better every year. Almost 800 guests crowded the Crowne Plaza Riverfront ballroom to see a star-studded lineup of authors and mingle with Twin Cities book lovers. The Red Balloon Bookshop reported over $15,000 in book sales and authors signed, and signed, and signed. First time author, Mike Walsh was this year’s O&O emcee and he was charming! A Chicago ad man with Saint Paul roots, Walsh shared humor and nostalgia in telling our guests about his book, Bowling Across America: 50 States in Rented Shoes. The book pays homage to his deceased father in a quirky story of the people and experiences he encountered on his bowling marathon across the country.

Opus & Olives really is a party you shouldn’t miss, so put this date on your calendar for the seventh annual Opus & Olives: October 10, 2010… 10/10/10!

After four years of stalking mystery writer, Michael Connelly, The Friends finally caught him and he was worth the effort. The erudite best-selling author of the Harry Bosch series and other thrillers, Connelly talked about how libraries opened his eyes to the possibilities of writing crime novels by introducing him to the books of Mickey Spillane. Julia Glass, the 2002 recipient of the National Book Award for her very first novel, Three Junes, talked about her most recent book, I See You Everywhere. Glass told stories about how libraries influenced her life including a lovely aside about finding love in the stacks… CNN senior legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin discussed the complexities and personalities on the highest court in the land. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court spent more than four months on the New York Times bestseller list. The evening ended with an emotional wallop. Ron Cotton and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino told their amazing story of – 15 –


21st Annual Minnesota Book Awards With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library at the helm, in consortium with the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Public Library, the 21st annual Minnesota Book Awards was another incredibly successful year-long program, culminating in a sold out gala awards ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The third year of The Friends’ management of the Minnesota Book Awards resulted in an even higher profile for the program. The second annual Book Artist Award, presented to Paulette Meyers Rich, was co-sponsored by Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). The third year of the Readers’ Choice Award, sponsored by the Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com—an award where any Minnesotan can visit TwinCities.com and cast a vote for a finalist book—garnered 2,000 votes from the reading public across the state. The Friends collaborated with the Loft, Pioneer Press and Secrets of the City to hold author programs leading up to the gala, including the debut of a Readers’ Choice reading and reception event.

The 2009 Book Awards continued to make inroads into corporate sponsorship. This year, four categories had named sponsorships: Children’s Literature – sponsored by MLBA Children’s Fund; Genre Fiction – sponsored by Wellington Management, Inc.; Minnesota – sponsored by Xcel Energy; and Young People’s Literature – sponsored by Tarrant, Drummer, & Liska, PLLC. Sponsors received acknowledgement in all Book Awards print materials, ads, online, and during

the Awards ceremony. There was also sponsorship of the Kay Sexton Award by Common Good Books and support for the Book Artist Award from Barnes and Noble. The Friends began two exciting new initiatives tied to the Book Awards in 2009. First, working with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), two episodes of “Prized Writers,” featuring Minnesota Book Award winners in conversation, were produced. The premier episode, with authors William Kent Krueger (Thunder Bay) and P.J. and Traci Lambrecht, the mother/ daughter duo who make up P.J. Tracy (Monkeewrench), was an insightful and entertaining conversation about the art, fun and challenges of writing mysteries. The next episode, with children’s and young adult writers Alison McGhee and David LaRochelle, aired on TPT–Minnesota Channel in Spring of 2010. The second initiative was the creation of the Minnesota Writers Hall of Fame. The virtual Hall of Fame launched online with ten initial inductees honored posthumously. Each year The Friends will add two to three new inductees based on nominations by the public via an interactive element on the website. Through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education – Office of State Library Services, The Friends provided funding for libraries statewide to hold events with Minnesota Book Award winners and finalists. The interest in this program has been overwhelming. The Friends also published another set of bookmarks, posters, reading guides, and DVDs featuring the gala and interviews with the winning authors. These materials are distributed to more than 400 libraries statewide.

Sponsors & Partners of the Minnesota Book Awards Host Organizations: The Minnesota Book Awards is a Capital City project, led by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium with the Saint Paul Public Library and the City of Saint Paul. Foundation Supporters: The Boss Foundation Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts Huss Foundation The Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Minnesota Library Foundation Government Grants: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) – State Library Services Corporate Sponsors: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Common Good Books MLBA Children’s Fund Tarrant, Drummer & Liska, PLLC Wellington Management, Inc. Xcel Energy Media Sponsors: The Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com Minnesota Public Radio Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) Secrets of the City Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) – Minnesota Channel Outreach Partners and Supporting Organizations: Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO) Minnesota Center for Book Arts Minnesota Library Association (MLA) The Loft Literary Center The Saint Paul Almanac

“I’ve never been to the Academy Awards, but the gala helped me to imagine what that Hollywood celebration must be like. The excitement of the finalists, the good wishes of those there to support us, the bubble of the crowd, and the dazzle of the decorations and lights, made me feel as if we were all at the center of something momentous. I felt an energy larger than myself and even larger than the 700 people gathered – it was the energy generated by people all over the state who so clearly value the written word.” – 16 –

— William Kent Krueger


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Book Endowment Fund

Gifts honoring loved ones are added to the Book Endowment Fund of The Friends. Income from this endowment supports the purchase of thousands of new books and materials for the Saint Paul Public Library each year. Donations are recognized with the placement of a bookplate in a Library book, and listings in Friends publications.

Book Endowment Fund Gifts in Perpetuity: Lynn M. Oyanagi Jean and Mark Schroepfer

Memorials Bill Arvold: Neil and Patty Koppy Carol Beaurline: Jane Peterson Robert A. Bennek: Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner Mildred Blom: Anonymous Jean Borax: Anne Borax Elvina and Edward Buckley: Therese Buckley and James Wolff Millie Byrne: Colleen M. Byrne June Cincotta: Ramsey County Adult Case Management Maryls “Sue” Derr: Friends of Matt and Tracy Henry Ellis, Jr.: Sharon and Dalton Ellis Sturdivant Linda Feinberg: Sally and Robert Hart Donald Hatcher: Jane Peterson Charlotte Hatt: Linda Odegard Madeline Johnson: Kirsten Elizabeth Eggleston Betty Johnson: Michael and Catherine Peters Lauretta Korf: Pamela Bagley; William and Carol Baumann; Patricia Benham; Donald and Sharon Botz; Thomas Botz; Frances and Theodore Fischer; LeEtta and Loren Flicker; Charles Frankhauser; Robert and Florence Frankhauser; Dion and Sandra Frankhauser; Dana Gotz; Charlotte Goude; Richard and Susan Grosklags; Mary Ann Hage; Pamela Heikkila; Troy and Debbie Hemmesch; Keith Hoffmann; Gary and Barbara Hovland; Mr. and Mrs. John Jensen; Phylis Kisch; Mary Knight; D. L. and M. L. Koren; Paul and Kathleen Korf; Family and Friends of Lauretta Korf; John and Diane Larkins; Michael Leadholm; Mary Jane and Robert Meis; Jeanne Nathe; Gerald and Patricia Nathe; Deborah Niemela; North Branch Education Assoc.; Kathy O’Brien; Karen Smith; Roger Van Valkenburg;

At the start of 2009, the City of Saint Paul faced serious budget difficulties as a result of the loss of Local Government Aid (LGA) from the State of Minnesota. For the Saint Paul Public Library, lost LGA resulted in a cut to its budget which eventually affected hours in all branches, as well as cuts to the books and materials budget, creating gaps in the collection that could never be refilled. In response to these unprecedented and dramatic cuts to the Library’s materials

Dolores Weinberger; Barbara (Bobbi) Wessman; Bradley M. Windschill William “Bill” Mateer: Barbara E. Mateer Loraine Mayer: John and Carol Kline James W. Melby: Louis and Ida Lee Hurvitz Fern Miller: Wesley and Corinne Anderson; William and Mary Brown; C. Carlyle Clawson; Wendell and Marjorie DeBoer; Patrick and Nancy Ellias; June Estelle; John Frost; Nancy Fruen; Raymond and Karen Gerst; Warren and Kiki Gore; Mary Knox; Mary Kruger; Mary Gin Kwong; Daniel and Gaye Larson; Sarah Lehmann; Nowell and Julia Leitzke; Kathryn Ann Lyford; Gloria MacRae; Doris Manson; Anne L. Owen; Beverly and John Pearson; Donna Ryan; Marcia Sundquist; Ann Voth; Eileen E. Wahlberg; Ann Warner Rowena Moore: Peter R. Johnson Ethel Olson: A. Kristine Johnson Elinore E. Pierce: Barbara Pierce Bonnie Ravitz: Donna, Tom and Perry Blankinship; Lotte S. Glicker; Elaine M. Wagner Renee Reagan: William and Diane Kuhlmann Jeanne Shepard: Elizabeth A. Biorn Edna Laura Pearson Stevens: Patricia Haswell and Richard Todd Thomas Thomsen: Eleanor Ostman Aune; Leif and Sine Duus; Family of Thomas Thomsen; Mary Ann Grossmann; M. Kathryn Jensen; Vagn Jensen; Richard Juhl; Georgann Kilbane; Kirsten Buus Mortensen; Pioneer Press Colleagues of Mary Ann Grossmann; Edie and Louie Ritmire; Anton Thomsen; Ruth Thomsen Audrey Votel: Thomas Votel and Family Darrell Wagner: Elaine M. Wagner Jean V. West: Julian G. Plante Rebecca Wilkinsky: Charles and Janet Tarino Stephen Neil Wolner: Ann B. DeGree; Diane and Jerome Goddard; Michelle Hoff; Kathleen JagloJoseph; Mary Ellen Jordan; Diane and Harlan Siebrecht; Else R. Siegl; Tighe Publishing Services; WuXi AppTec; Carolyn Young Cyril J. Zweber: Stephanie Haack

budget, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library launched a citywide campaign to raise money for the purchase of books and other resources for the Library. Called “Stock the Stacks,” the campaign was promoted by direct mail, email, in branches and in the print and online versions of the Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com.

Honoraria Julia Adams: In recognition of her 9 years of service on the Board of Trustees of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Betty Schlick Andrews: Marit Lee Kucera Patrick Coleman and his accomplishments: Carol Walsh and Jamie Fitzpatrick Susan Dowd: Judy Forshay; The Magnolia Bookgroup Judie Flahavan: Marguerite Senninger Marshall Hankerson: Robert Kaufer David Houghtby and Pearl Kilbride: Anne Weaver Marriage of Dave Johnson and Mary Greschner: Friends of Dave Johnson and Mary Greschner; Jeanne Weigum Chris Joyce’s 50th Birthday: Mary Tipping W. Patrick Judge: In recognition of his 9 years of service on the Board of Trustees of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Mary Ann Knight: Eileen McMahon and Steve Karbon In honor of the terrific staff at all the branches: Gregory Grinley and Raymond Terrill Jack McCauley: Rita and Mark Dillon Edie Meissner: Mary Ida Thomson Wendy Moylan’s Birthday: Elizabeth Wefel Caryl Joanne Olsen: Margaret Olson JoEllen Sanchez: Margaret Olson Liz Wefel: Angela Garcia

For every $25 donated, a bookplate inscribed with the name of the person being honored, and if desired, the name of the donor, is placed in a newly purchased book at the Library. Gifts of $500 or more endow the purchase of a book each year in perpetuity. For every $500 donated, special wording on a bookplate – acknowledging the extraordinary effort made to honor a friend or relative – is placed annually in a newly purchased Library book.

branch hours to replace those cut in early 2010, but The Friends has always had a special interest in the Library’s book collection.

For every gift (no matter what size), a commemorative bookplate was affixed in a new book purchased with donated funds. Donors could remember a loved one, honor a friend or send a message to the Library.

In contrast to the Book Endowment Fund which supports the Library by interest earned on the fund, the net results of the “Stock the Stacks” campaign – $25,230.00 – went directly to the purchase of materials. In addition, the heartfelt messages of support and remembrance by the donors were an inspiration to Friends and Library staff, as they will be for the people who check out these materials for years to come.

The Friends typically shies away from filling gaps in lost public funding for the Library and would not attempt to pay for the staffing of

Please turn to page 31 of this report for a full list of contributors to the “Stock the Stacks” campaign.

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Statements of Financial Activities

Statement of support, revenue and expenses for year ended December 31, 2009. The summary statement below is audited. Complete audited financial statements for 2009 are available from The Friends’ office.

___________ 2009 ___________ ___________ 2008 ___________ unrestricted temporarily permanently totals unrestricted temporarily permanently totals restricted restricted restricted restricted

Revenue Contributions

$ 739,457

$ 470,856

$ 29,230 $ 1,239,543 100,688

$ 649,128

$ 26,963

$ 765,058

95,785

95,785

Consulting Fees

100,688

Investment Income

369,934

1,340,531

1,710,465

(54,358)

$ 88,967

(2,451,263) (2,505,621)

Investment Income from Beneficial Interest in Third Party Trusts:

Interest Return Received

337

103,499

103,836

394

Net Increase (Decrease) in Value of Interests

497

153,658

19,846

174,001

(2,754)

(32,461)

(880,380)

Special Events (Net) and Other Revenue

103,030

103,030

111,683

111,683

Net Assets Released from Restrictions

681,738

(644,072)

Total Revenue

1,995,681

1,424,472

(37,666) 11,410

3,431,563

120,060 (845,165)

940,674

(853,544)

1,740,552

(3,940,945)

120,454

(87,130) (92,628) (2,293,021)

expenses Programs:

Grants to the Library

Programs and Other Support

$ 428,671 $ 428,671 1,121,016

1,121,016

$ 420,960 $ 420,960 1,036,122

1,036,122

1,549,687

1,549,687

1,457,082

1,457,082

Support Services:

Management and General

170,384

170,384

200,969

200,969

Fund Development

197,068

197,068

234,613

234,613

367,452

367,452

435,582

435,582

1,917,139

1,917,139

1,892,664

1,892,664

Total Expenses

Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets before Transfers

1,514,424

(152,112)

(3,940,945)

Net Asset Transfers

(6,765,387)

6,765,387

(6,917,499)

$2,824,442

Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets

78,542

1,424,472

$ 382,763

11,410

$1,120,251 $ 11,410 $1,514,424

Total liabilities and net assets as of December 31, 2009: $12,418,712

2009 Revenue

2009 Expenses

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(92,628) (4,185,685)

(92,628) (4,185,685)


Business, Corporate and Foundation Supporters Our sincere thanks go to all of the corporations and foundations that made a gift in support of the Saint Paul Public Library in 2009. Your leadership is inspirational and your commitment invaluable. $50,000 and greater John and Myrtle Briggs Endowment Fund at RBC Wealth Management City of Saint Paul Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program (STAR) Edwin W. & Catherine M. Davis Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Minnesota Community Foundation Richard and Nancy Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999 3M Foundation Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts Emerald Foundation David R. and Elizabeth P. Fesler Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Humanities Programming Endowment at The Saint Paul Foundation Huss Foundation The Friends Endowment Fund at RBC Wealth Management McNeely Foundation Richard and Nancy Nicholson Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. E. M. Pearson Foundation Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. RBC Wealth Management Ortha Robbins Charitable Endowment at RBC Wealth Management Virginia Sohre Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. The Friends General Endowment at Mairs & Power, Inc. The Friends General Endowment at The Saint Paul Foundation Travelers Foundation Xcel Energy Foundation

$5,000 to $9,000 3M Boss Foundation Ecolab Foundation Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Josten’s Foundation, Inc. Margaret H. & James E. Kelley Foundation R.C. Lilly Foundation Mairs & Power, Inc. Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com The Friends Book Endowment at The Saint Paul Foundation Travelers Trillium Family Foundation Xcel Energy

$1,000 to $4,999 Agribank Andersen Corporation Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation Anime Twin Cities, Inc.

Anonymous A+ Tutoring Service, Ltd. BankCherokee Elizabeth Biorn Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Bremer Financial Corporation Common Good Books District Energy St. Paul, Inc. Drake Bank The David R. and Elizabeth P. Fesler Donor Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Frauenshuh HealthCare Real Estate Solutions Furness Fund at US Bank Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Foundation Guthmann Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Hardenbergh Foundation Clara V. Hoffman Endowment Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Terry and Michael Hoffman Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. Hubbs Family Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation KARE 11/Gannett Foundation Kopp Family Foundation Land O’Lakes, Inc. Leonard, Street and Deinard McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered Metropolitan State University Foundation Midway Men’s Club Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association Children’s Fund Moore, Costello & Hart Morgan Stanley Waterbury Group Nolan Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation RBC Foundation - USA Red Balloon Bookshop R. F. Moeller Jeweler, Inc. Ethel Ridgway Endowment at Mairs & Power, Inc. Ethel Ridgway Endowment at The Saint Paul Foundation Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.  Securian Financial Group Skinner Room Endowment at The Saint Paul Foundation St. Paul Radiology Foundation  St. Paul Jaycees Foundation Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. T. C. Field & Company            TDS Metrocom         H. E. and Helen R. Warren Foundation Wellington Management, Inc. Western Bank & Insurance Agency

Carole Williams Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson Leadership Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Winthrop & Weinstine Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation

$500 to $999 Barnes & Noble Booksellers Clara and Frieda Claussen and Eleanor Herrmann Endowment Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation Culvers of St. Paul Engelbert Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation GiveMN Jean and B.C. Hart Family Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation Fred S. Heaberlin Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Dorothy V. Jefferson Endowment Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation Kowalski’s Market - Grand Market Jerry and Jeanne Meigs Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Minnesota Crime Wave Minnesota Vikings Youth Volunteer Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power Constance S. Otis Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Wendy and Steve Rubin Family Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation St. Paul Retired Teachers, Inc. William and Susan Sands Foundation of The Saint Paul Foundation Marion Serr Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Vento-Wellstone Endowment at Mairs & Power, Inc. William and Barbara Welke Charitable Fund at Vanguard Wilkerson Associates Jean and Leonard Wilkening Endowment Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation

Up to $499 Artists’ Circle Beaver’s Pond Press Jon and Metta Belisle Endowment Fund of the St. Croix Valley Foundation Ronnie and Roger Brooks Donor Advised Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Community Shares of Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution – Nathan Hale Chapter Flat Rock Publishing The Martin and Esther Kellogg Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Independence Plaza, Inc. Integra Telecom Lenfestey Family Foundation Lerner Foundation Lilley-Hansen Family Foundation of The Saint Paul Foundation

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Nancy Loehr Endowment Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation Lily Kayla March Endowment Fund at Mairs & Power, Inc. Marrinan Endowment Fund for Puppet Shows at Mairs & Power, Inc. Midway Animal Hospital, PLLC Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) Local 501 Ford and Catherine Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation Pacific Rim Time Pearson Candy Company George Power, Jr. Memorial Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation St. Paul Linoleum and Carpet Company Doris J. Scott Memorial Book Club SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development Gary Wynia Endowment Fund of Mairs & Power, Inc.

Matching Gifts 3M Foundation Ameriprise Assurant Bank of America Charitable Foundation Briggs and Morgan, P.A. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Eaton Corporation Ecolab Foundation General Mills Foundation H. B. Fuller Company Foundation IBM International Foundation Macy’s Foundation Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. Red Wing Shoe Company Foundation Securian Foundation Thomson Reuters The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Prudential Foundation Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Gifts In Kind Bibelot Shops Caribou Coffee Corbis Bettman Images FTL Corporation/MGM Wine & Spirits – East Saint Paul and Woodbury Minnesota Public Radio Modern Press Pearson’s Candy Company Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com The Red Balloon Bookshop St. Agnes Baking Co. SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development Travelers Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) Xcel Energy


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William and Barbara Welke Charitable Fund Dwight D. Opperman Foundation Julia and James Adams Mike and Rebecca Amidon Eleanor J. Andersen Mary Anne Anderson Marvin and Gloria Anderson Elizabeth S. Andrews Linda and Lynn Ault Joseph Bagnoli and Barbara Cox Gay Bakken-Shaffer Family Marlys Barry Tanya Lea Bell and Lee Schafer Susan Beran Arthur F. Bergstrom Elizabeth A. Biorn Elizabeth Bixby Gregory Blees and Sandra Lloyd-Blees Linda and Jim Bohn W. Andrew and Linda Boss Tom and Liz Boyd Steve and Nancy Brady Steve and Gail Brand Douglas and Dana Bruce Carolyn Brusseau Peter and Sandra Butler Kathleen and Tony Callahan Ann and Jon Cieslak Bill and Sharon Clapp Jane and Gary Clements Chris Coleman Michael and Leslie Connelly William and Maureen Cosgriff Don and Sandy Craighead Lydia Crawford and Phil Davies Harold and Leigh Crump John and Bethany Culp Frances L. Cummins Terry Devitt Susan and Bryan Dowd John and Elizabeth Driscoll Michael and Leah Driscoll Joan Duddingston Blanche J. Dvorak Violet F. Dvorak Trudy Ebert

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Nowell and Julia Leitzke Irv and Gwen Lerner Nan P. Lightner Margaret Lussky Jennifer A. Mateer Erma E. McGuire Nancy W. McKillips Robert and Roberta Megard Edie Meissner Wendy Moylan Judy Nelson Richard and Joan Newmark Greg Onstad Patricia J. Paine Tom and Sally Patterson Peter and Mary Ann Pearson Julian G. Plante Truman and Noelyn Porter Alice D. Proud Rozanne L. Ridgway D. Scott Ross Alan and Sally Ruvelson Carol and Jay Ryan Deanna S. Sande Dick Sarafolean John and Dorothy Scanlan Gerald and Joann Steenberg Kathleen H. Stuart Tom and Arlene Swain Shirley A. Taube Mary Ida Thomson LeRoy C. Torkelson, Jr. Dolores and Gene Ullstrom Susan L. Vento Paul and Carolyn Verret Laurie Wachter Ellen E. Watters Annette and John Whaley Stu Wilson and Melissa Barker Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner Ann Wynia

Passing on values and providing future security for The Friends and the Saint Paul Public Library is the legacy left by these men and women and their estates in 2009. Stretch your influence by including a gift to The Friends in your own estate plan. The Estate of Joseph Bernard Hreha The Estate of Jean Lois Borax

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Marvin and Gloria Anderson Mary Anne Anderson Barbara T. Anderson Thomas and Carole Bastasz Metta and Jon Belisle Arthur F. Bergstrom Elizabeth A. Biorn Elizabeth Bixby Mrs. Warren Bjorklund W. Andrew and Linda Boss Tom and Liz Boyd Steve and Gail Brand Rawley and Ginny Brodeen Kathleen E. Cleary Jane and Gary Clements Valerie Cunningham and Roger Bergerson Maggi and Richard Davern Susan and Bryan Dowd Katherine and Delano DuGarm Blanche J. Dvorak Violet F. Dvorak Thomas Dzik and Hannah McGraw-Dzik Richard T. and Carole Faricy Bj Fesler Rose Ann Foreman Suzanne Fry Susan Guernsey Sherry Hanson Mary Hayes Harold and Agatha Hebl Scott and Kathy Heiderich Julie F. Holmen Dennis and Bettina Hoye Mary Clare Huberty Ruby Hunt Bernadette P. and Jeffrey Janisch James E. Johnson Louise and Dick Jones Elizabeth J. Keyes

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Our most generous individual members, represented by The Donor Society, provide a necessary foundation for the work of The Friends. The two groups which make up the Donor Society are The John and Myrtle Briggs Circle and The Perrie Jones Circle. Donor Society membership is recognized each year at a special luncheon, sponsored in 2009 by RBC Wealth Management. We welcomed as our guest speaker Curt Brown, author of So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior, about the great Thanksgiving storm of 1905 that was of one of the worst shipping disasters in our nation’s history. The author spoke at length about that fateful event and signed copies of the book for all in attendance.

The Perrie Jones Circle recognizes individuals who make substantial annual gifts to The Friends, such as a contribution of $500 or more. Michael Eckhardt Tom and Mari Oyanagi Eggum Matt Entenza and Lois Quam Kenneth A. Epstein Jamine and John Ewine Richard T. and Carole Faricy BJ Fesler Litton E. and Anne Hazelroth Field Nancy Field Willis M. Forman Edward and Erin Fox Jeanette and Steven Frederickson William and Bonita Frels Suzanne Fry R. James and Rene Gesell Bonita J. Giacherio Tom Gilde Guy Gilmore Warren and Kiki Gore Jennifer Gross and Jerry Lefevre Elizabeth Guenzel Jennifer Gunn Howard and Elizabeth Guthmann Kit Hadley and Cynthia Fay Erik and Jana Hagen Sue Hall and Lloyd Grooms Glenn Hanson Patrick and Laura Harris Jean and B. C. Hart Margaret M. Hasse Susan Haugerud Douglas R. Heidenreich Scott and Kathy Heiderich David and Mary Herr Paul and Michelle Hirschboeck Susan Hoel Michael Horton Mary Horvath Dennis and Bettina Hoye Stanley S. Hubbard George and Ann Hubbs Margaret S. Hubbs Mary Clare Huberty and Sherry Hanson Ruby Hunt John and Ruth Huss Bernadette P. and Jeffrey Janisch Betty Wold Johnson


Donor Society

LOYALTY CIRCLE

The Perrie Jones Circle, continued.

The following individuals have contributed to The Friends for ten or more consecutive years. The Loyalty Circle recognizes these dedicated and visionary donors.

James E. Johnson James Johnson and Margaret Wirth-Johnson Robert Johnson Sandra L. Johnson Eric and Dorothy Johnson Michael Jordan and Brenda Powell Lani Jordan Art and Martha Kaemmer Steve and Linda Kantner Elisabeth Kaplan and Robert Horton Elizabeth J. Keyes Elizabeth and Bruce Kiernat Stephen and Jane Kilgriff Allan Klein and Harriet Lansing Harrison and Sharene Klein Paul and Julie Kollitz James and Gail LaFave Jack and Norma Lanners John and Karen Larsen Elaine S. Larson George Latimer Justine Lee Nowell and Julia Leitzke Irv and Gwen Lerner Diana and Ken Lewis Perrin and David Lilly Theresa Lippert and Frederick Grittner John Loban and Jean Kummerow Sara and James Lovat Margaret Lussky Joan Maclin William Mahlum and Donna Allan Brian Malloy Peg Marrinan Susan Marvin Rodney and Nancy Mason Edwin and Susan Brewster McCarthy Erma E. McGuire Nancy W. McKillips Ann McKinnon and Stanton Zobel Thomas and Barbara McLeod Eileen McMahon and Steve Karbon Kathleen McMahon Priscilla McNulty Gerald and Jeanne* Meigs Debra Mitts-Smith and Marschall Smith William and Mary Moore Albert Moorman William Moyers Paul and Patricia Mulcahy Carol Munson Richard and Joan Newmark Todd and Martha Nicholson Richard and Nancy Nicholson Kristen Nicklawske Mark and Jackie Nolan Joan K. O’Brien James and Judy O’Donnell Scott and Judy Olsen Philip Ordway Marilyn Orr Constance S. Otis Lynn M. Oyanagi Bonnie R. Palmquist Joan and Dave Pasiuk Tom and Sally Patterson Peter and Mary Ann Pearson *Deceased

Lawrence and Jane Pfundstein Julian G. Plante Truman and Noelyn Porter Rozanne L. Ridgway Louis and Gretchen Rodgers Kathryn and Daniel Rominski Mary F. Rosenthal D. Scott Ross Bernice Rosten Wendy and Steve Rubin Steven and Shelly Rucks Robert Rulon-Miller and Bobbie Jo Carpenter Terrance and Kathy Russell Dennis and Kelly Ryan Carol and Jay Ryan C. Sanborn and C. Colantti Dick Sarafolean Sandra K. Schloff

Jean and Mark Schroepfer Carmen Simonet Anne M. Smith Margaret M. Snyder N. Stewart Stone Kathleen H. Stuart Tom and Arlene Swain Holly and Geoff Sylvester Karen Tarrant Shirley A. Taube Jon and Leah Theobald Mary Ida Thomson Paul and Amy Vargo Susan L. Vento Paul and Carolyn Verret Lori Vosejpka Janice B. Walsh Carol Walsh and Jamie Fitzpatrick Margaret C. Walsh Ellen E. Watters Stephen and Katherine Wellington Jean M. West F.T. and Nancy Weyerhaeuser Annette and John Whaley Leonard Wilkening Deborah and Bruce Willms Stu Wilson and Melissa Barker Anne-Marie and Keith Wittenberg Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner Joe Wolkowicz Biloine W. Young

Julia and James Adams Jack Adler Mary Ann Adrian Barbara T. Anderson Sandy and Arthur Anderson Jerome and Constance Anderson Joel and Teresa Anderson Marvin and Gloria Anderson Mary Anne Anderson Roger and Marge Anderson Murray and Arlene Appelbaum John and Nina Archabal Harriet H. Arend Beatrice P. Backer Joseph Bagnoli and Barbara Cox Carol A. Baldwin Adrienne B. Banks David and Patricia Barker Betty E. Barrett Mary L. Barrett Paul and Jera Barthol Barb Bassett Thomas and Carole Bastasz Julie M. Baum John and Ann Behmler Lynn M. Belgea Metta and Jon Belisle Arthur C. Benson Howard and Jane Bergstrom Amy C. Bertini Carolyn H. Bingham Elizabeth A. Biorn Herman J. Birnberg Elizabeth Bixby Dan and Pat Blaskowski E. J. Block Walt and Jacqui Blue Jerald Bonstrom Jane D. Bose George and Linda Bounds Marge Boyle Shirley M. Brady John and Andrea Brainard Steve and Gail Brand Rawley and Ginny Brodeen Dianne M. Brooke Carolyn Brusseau Roger F. Burg Malcolm and Barb Burleigh Dorothea J. Burns Bob and Cathy Burrell Linda J. Camp Lucille C. Carlson Jane Carlstrom and David Decker Sylvia O. Carty Sharon L. Casey M.S. Chase John and Marjory Christensen Nancy Cincotta Chris P. Claude Beth Cleary and Peter Rachleff Kathleen E. Cleary Jane and Gary Clements Lowell and Anita Clingman Adeline E. Cohen Barry B. Cohen Ann Cohen and John Glasenapp Naomi Cohn – 22 –

Phyllis J. Conlin Michael and Leslie Connelly Phebe L. Connolly Harlan Copeland William and Maureen Cosgriff Page and Jay Cowles John Coy and Fiona McCrae George H. Creel, II Matt Crellin and Joan Cochran Norajean Crowley John and Bethany Culp Kathy Cummings Valerie Cunningham and Roger Bergerson Katherine R. Curtis Jean K. Curtis-Neitz Richard and Betty Mae Cutting Wendell and Marjorie DeBoer Nancy L. Devine Ariel W. Dickerman Humphrey and Elisabeth Doermann William J. Donovan Joel and Jan Dorn Frank C. Dowding David and Tammy Downing Joan Duddingston Harvey Dundas and Rosalie Bunge Margaret E. Durham Blanche J. Dvorak Violet F. Dvorak Robert and Carol Dye Agnes M. Dynes Thomas Dzik and Hannah McGraw-Dzik John Eaton and Audrey Estebo Kent and Katherine Eklund Sharon D. Ellis Mary A. Ericksen Carole Erickson Susan Fager and Paul Schmiechen Richard T. and Carole Faricy Sonia Feder-Lewis, Michael and Ben Lewis John and Ester Fesler Mary M. Finley Mark and Judith Flahavan Jan Shaw-Flamm and Andy Flamm Susan C. Flynn Kathleen Flynn Kenneth and Barbara Ford Rose Ann Foreman Edward and Erin Fox Kathleen S. Franzen Lynn L. Fumuso Bruce and Alice Gaarder Charlene Gabler and Eric Ditlevson Fran and Margot Galt Valerie Garber and Denis Feigenbaum Bill and Ann Geery Kathryn I. Gerber Patricia and Donald Gerlach R. James and Rene Gesell Bonita J. Giacherio Tadeusz and Jacqueline Gierymski Joseph W. Glenski Sharon K. Goligowski Mary E. Gotz Georgia and James Greeley Audrey Green


Sister Marie Henri Grenier Mary Griffin and Ray Dietman Ronald, Marie and Katherine Grimm Jennifer Gross and Jerry Lefevre Karl Groth and Carol Stoddart Marvin and Lorraine Grunke Elizabeth Guenzel Susan Guernsey Jane E. Gundersen Howard and Elizabeth Guthmann Erik and Jana Hagen Pamela Haglund Susan Haigh and Gregg Johnson Sue Hall and Lloyd Grooms Peter Hames Dan C. Hanson Sally and Robert Hart Jean and B. C. Hart Marion Hartwick James and Sharon Haselmann Patricia Haswell and Richard Todd Teresa and Stephen Hawkins John Hay and Martha Wegner Harold and Agatha Hebl David and Ann Heider Scott and Kathy Heiderich Rosella C. Heine Lorraine and Marcus Hertz Peter Herzog and June Wheeler Russell Heuckendorf Ruth and Peter Hinsch Arthur and Jeanne Hoff Esther Holtz Mike and Kathy Hopkins Peter and Gladys Howell James and Janet Huberty Mary Clare Huberty and Sherry Hanson Howard and Mary Ann Huelster Janet B. Humphrey Ruby Hunt Rosamond Jacob Bernadette P. and Jeffrey Janisch Eugene Jax and Norita Dittberner-Jax Robert Johns and Linda Hennum Theo Mardell Johnson Marion L. Johnson Merle and Ellen Johnson Robert Johnson Sandra L. Johnson James Johnson and Margaret Wirth-Johnson Russell Field Johnson and Mary Edholm James E. Johnson Joan and David Jones Art and Martha Kaemmer Mary Kalish-Johnson and Richard Johnson Patricia Kane and Joel Rudney Steve and Linda Kantner Anne Kaplan and Jim Moss Steven L. Kaplan David and Joanne Karvonen Alfred and Sharon Kauth Deborah Keenan and Stephen Seidel Mary Keirstead and Edward Swain Evan Kelley Martin and Esther Kellogg Kathleen Kennedy Frank Kennedy Susan Keskinen and Dennis Cornhill Frank King and Johanne King Vincent and Barbara King Jack and Geraldine King Gilbert and Dawn Kinnunen Robert Kirk

Harrison and Sharene Klein Stephen and Mary Kodluboy P. Kenneth Kohnstamm and Naomi Perman Ted and Marjorie Kolderie Sharon M. Kremer Marshall and Valerie Kriesel Marit Lee Kucera James and Gail LaFave Marilyn E. Lancaster Laurel J. Lapore Robert and Eva Launer Carol and Jim LeDuc Nowell and Julia Leitzke Ann and Terrence Lemke Irv and Gwen Lerner Nan P. Lightner Holly J. Lindsay John Loban and Jean Kummerow Esther M. Logman Tom and Ginny Lufkin Richard and Juanita Luis Laura C. Lundell Margaret Lussky Ronald and Cathy Lutz Donald J. Lynch Eunice MacLeod Gloria MacRae Tom Mahoney George and Dusty Mairs Robert and Helen Mairs Thomas G. Mairs Stan Malmon Bruce and Ellen Mamer Lois Marrinan Shannon Marting and David Senf Julene R. Maruska Catherine Mason Richard and Regina McCarthy John and Sandra McFarland Virginia S. McGough John and Barbara McGowan Vanessa McGuire Erma E. McGuire John L. McKenzie Ann McKinnon and Stanton Zobel Gary and Lynn McLean Malcolm and Wendy McLean Kathleen McMahon Mary B. McMillan Robert and Edith McShannock Steve S. McVay Kathleen Menard Richard Menk and Mary Jean Proulx Gordon and Ruth Menten Gordon Miniclier Peter and Susan Mitchell Jean M. Moede Jim and Betsy Moore Mark and Cecilia Morrow William Moyers Dana Murdoch and Roger Meyer Lorraine B. Neal Janice W. Nelson Owen and Deborah Nelson Elaine R. Nelson Richard and Ruth Nerud Alice and Leon Neve Richard and Joan Newmark Richard and Nancy Nicholson Ford and Catherine Nicholson Thomas and Elinor Nicklawske Diane L. Niemela Gerald Nolte James R. and Luella R. Noren

Constance C. Oace Joan K. O’Brien Dolores M. O’Brien Paul O’Connor Scott and Judy Olsen Leonard R. Oppenheimer and Lydia A. Schultz Janice M. Ostrem Constance S. Otis John and Martha O’Toole Dale and Colette Otto Patricia J. Paine Bonnie R. Palmquist Joan and Dave Pasiuk Tom and Sally Patterson Mary and Terry Patton Marjorie Pearson Peter and Mary Ann Pearson Patricia G. Pelto June Person Karen and Daniel Peterson Beverly and James Peterson Suzanne M. Pietsch Wayne and Ona Pinsonneault Julian G. Plante Diane Plante and Dick Hensold Laura D. Platt Truman and Noelyn Porter George and Diane Power Donald and Joyce Pusch Leroy J. Quale

Karen S. Randall Celeste R. Raspanti Louise J. Rathburn Ronald and Mary Reagan Diane M. Reisdorfer Marion E. Rickel Geraldine M. Ritter Emma B. Robbins Tom and Mary Jo Rogalski Thomas and Jo Anne Rohricht Leona G. Rosenberger Kathleen E. Rothrock Michael and Regula Russelle Alan and Sally Ruvelson Carol and Jay Ryan Anders and Ewa Rydaker JoEllen Sanchez Dianne M. Sanford Dick Sarafolean Kathy Schilling Daniel and Yvonne Schivone Sandra K. Schloff Jason and Anne Schlukebier Lise L. Schmidt Bart and Margie Schneider Tom Schuh Clarence and Betty Schultz Julie Schumacher and Lawrence Jacobs Penelope Scialla Emily F. Seesel Leslie and Judith Sheehan Jane A. Shriver Mary Louise R. Sirignano – 23 –

Craig and Barb Skone Harold and Mae Smith Roberta B. Smith Beatrice Scheer Smith James Smith and Joanne Smith Barbara Snowfield James and Ellen Snoxell Norma Sommerdorf Dolores M. Souba David and Susanne Spitzer Liz and Richard Stadther Gerald and Joann Steenberg Robert and Patricia Steingruebl William and Marilyn Stock Elona Street-Stewart Mary Margaret Sullivan Dan and Faith Sullivan Stephen Sutten and Anna Cherry Tom and Arlene Swain Eleanor L. Swanson Nina and Michael Sweeney Shirley A. Taube Carol A. Tauer Marilynn J. Taylor Donald and Mary Tehven Rudy and Eleanor Thell John and Mary Thoemke Hugh and Elizabeth Thompson Micheal and Rebecca Thompson Mary Ida Thomson Echo J. Thoren Margaret O. Thorpe Betty Tiffany Karen Titrud Robert and Miriam Titzler Thomas and Patricia Tommet David and Kathleen Tregilgas Laurie Tremain John and Beth Trend Linda M. Valen Jean Velleu and James Law Judith Vermeland-Wendt Edward and Virginia Vizard James K. Vogt Alice M. Vollmar Elaine M. Wagner Doug and Peg Wangensteen Charles and Susan Ward Robert and Susan Warde Dennis W. Watson Leon and Lindy Webster Robert T. Weinberger Stephen and Katherine Wellington Jean M. West F.T. and Nancy Weyerhaeuser Annette and John Whaley Jeremy White and Randi Madisen Mary K. Wick David and Beverly Wickstrom Linda Wilcox and Russ Havir Digby Willard and Fun Fun Cheng Deborah and Bruce Willms Stu Wilson and Melissa Barker Mary S. Wilson Kent and Missy Wilson Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner Joe Wolkowicz Laurel G. Woodruff Paul and Judy Woodward Sybil S. Woutat Maryann Wycoff Ann Wynia Leslie Yoder Biloine W. Young Erin and Andrei Zolotukhin-Ridgway


Individual Contributors One of the most important contributing factors to the quality of our great library is you, our members and supporters. We want to thank you for making 2009 a year of continued excellence. Due to space constraints, listed below are donors who made contributions in 2009. Names marked with an asterisk (*) denote matching gifts were made by the donors’ companies. Please contact Friends President, Peter Pearson, if there are any inaccuracies in the listings.

$10,000 and above Estate of Jean Borax John and Ruth Huss Richard and Nancy Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Family Foundation Rozanne L. Ridgway*

$2,000 to $9,999 Anonymous (1) Kathleen and Tony Callahan Michael and Leslie Connelly William and Maureen Cosgriff * Susan and Bryan Dowd William and Bonita Frels Guy Gilmore Howard and Elizabeth Guthmann Susan Haugerud Paul and Michelle Hirschboeck * Steve and Linda Kantner Diana and Ken Lewis * Kathleen McMahon Estate of Fern A. Miller Debra Mitts-Smith and Marschall Smith

Tom and Sally Patterson Susan L. Vento Janice B. Walsh

$1,000 to $1,999 Anonymous (6) Mary Anne Anderson Joseph Bagnoli and Barbara Cox Gay Bakken-Shaffer Family Tanya Lea Bell and Lee Schafer Gregory Blees and Sandra Lloyd-Blees Linda and Jim Bohn Tom and Liz Boyd Douglas and Dana Bruce Ann and Jon Cieslak Terry Devitt Bj Fesler Litton E. and Anne Hazelroth Field Edward and Erin Fox R. James and Rene Gesell Jennifer Gross and Jerry Lefevre Elizabeth Guenzel Sue Hall and Lloyd Grooms Patrick and Laura Harris Douglas R. Heidenreich Scott and Kathy Heiderich Betty Wold Johnson Lani Jordan Art and Martha Kaemmer Elizabeth J. Keyes John and Karen Larsen Elaine S. Larson George Latimer Margaret Lussky Peg Marrinan Thomas and Barbara McLeod Carol Munson Mark and Jackie Nolan Joan K. O’Brien James and Judy O’Donnell

Lynn M. Oyanagi * Marilyn Orr Bonnie R. Palmquist Peter and Mary Ann Pearson Terrance and Kathy Russell Sandra K. Schloff Kathleen H. Stuart Tom and Arlene Swain Karen Tarrant Paul and Amy Vargo Margaret C. Walsh Jean M. West Annette and John Whaley Stu Wilson and Melissa Barker Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner * Joe Wolkowicz

$500 to $999 Anonymous (3) Julia and James Adams Mike and Rebecca Amidon Linda and Lynn Ault Marlys Barry Susan Beran Arthur F. Bergstrom Elizabeth Bixby Steve and Nancy Brady Steve and Gail Brand Carolyn Brusseau Bill and Sharon Clapp Chris Coleman Don and Sandy Craighead

John and Bethany Culp Frances L. Cummins Michael and Leah Driscoll Joan Duddingston Trudy Ebert Michael Eckhardt Tom and Mari Oyanagi Eggum

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Mr. and Mrs. E. Eugene Engelbert Kenneth A. Epstein Jamine and John Ewine Jeanette and Steven Frederickson Bonita J. Giacherio Tom Gilde Kit Hadley and Cynthia Fay Erik and Jana Hagen Jean and B.C. Hart Margaret M. Hasse David and Mary Herr Susan Hoel Dennis and Bettina Hoye Stanley S. Hubbard Mary Clare Huberty and Sherry Hanson Ruby Hunt Eric and Dorothy Johnson James E. Johnson James Johnson and Margaret Wirth-Johnson Sandra L. Johnson Michael Jordan and Brenda Powell Elisabeth Kaplan and Robert Horton Stephen and Jane Kilgriff Harrison and Sharene Klein James and Gail LaFave Justine Lee Irving and Gwen Lerner Perrin and David Lilly John Loban and Jean Kummerow Sara and James Lovat Joan Maclin William Mahlum and Donna Allan Brian Malloy


Susan Marvin Rodney and Nancy Mason Edwin and Susan Brewster McCarthy Erma E. McGuire Nancy W. McKillips Ann McKinnon and Stanton Zobel Eileen McMahon and Steve Karbon Priscilla McNulty Gerald and Jeanne* Meigs Paul and Patricia Mulcahy Richard and Joan Newmark Kristen Nicklawske Scott and Judy Olsen Constance S. Otis Joan and Dave Pasiuk Lawrence and Jane Pfundstein Louis and Gretchen Rodgers Mary F. Rosenthal Wendy and Steve Rubin Steven and Shelly Rucks Christopher Sanborn and Conradine Colantti William and Susan Sands Dick Sarafolean

Carmen Simonet Anne M. Smith Holly and Geoff Sylvester Jon and Leah Theobald Mary Ida Thomson Carol Walsh and Jamie Fitzpatrick Ellen E. Watters William and Barbara Welke Deborah and Bruce Willms Anne-Marie and Keith Wittenberg Biloine W. Young

$250 to $499 Anonymous (5) Ken and Tracey Agranoff Meredith Alden *Deceased

Catherine Allan and Tim Grady Joel and Teresa Anderson Roger and Marge Anderson Mary L. Barrett Roberta Beach Tom Beach and Kathleen Foran Jon and Metta Belisle Robert Bishaw W. Andrew and Linda Boss John and Andrea Brainard Peter and Ellen Brown Kathleen E. Cleary Jane and Gary Clements Patrick Coleman Richard and Joy Colville Angel and Duane Crandall Mark and Jean Davis Tom and Katie Dickson Anthony and Alison Didier Edward and JoAnne Driscoll Thomas Ducker and Suzanne Stultz Katherine and Delano DuGarm Thomas Dzik and Hannah McGraw-Dzik John Eaton and Audrey Estebo Melinda Elledge Tim and Becky Emory Louise Erdrich Carol E. Eyler Nancy Field Mary M. Finley Genevieve and David Freier Lynn L. Fumuso Fran and Margot Galt Kathryn I. Gerber John Edgerton and Heidi R. Gesell Joseph W. Glenski Joseph and Visala Goswitz Melissa Gray John and Virginia Greenman Jennifer Gunn Luca Gunther Peter Hames David Hansen and Karen Lilley David and Ann Heider Jim Heimer and Tess Sierzant Rosella C. Heine Richard and Beverly Heydinger Georgie Hilker James and Debra Hirsh David and Marge Hols Mike and Kathy Hopkins Deborah Howell

The award-winning Untold Stories Labor History Series returned to celebrate its 11th anniversary with a month of lectures, tours, performances and more. Cosponsored by Minnesota Association of Professional Employees and the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service, the series is supported by an endowment created with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation.

Tari Johnson Anne Joseph and Philip McGlave W. Patrick and Karen Judge Thomas and Marlene Kayser Martin and Esther Kellogg Donald and Carol Kelsey Mark Larson and Mary B. Kennedy Sean L. Kennedy Gerald A. Kettunen * Robert Kirk Ted and Marjorie Kolderie Jon Kramer and Julie Martinez Julie Kramer Jayanth and Laura Krishnan Don Leeper Nowell and Julia Leitzke James and Susan Lenfestey Jim Lewis Ronald and Cathy Lutz David and Kerstin March Richard and Regina McCarthy Malcolm and Patricia McDonald Thomas and Judy McGuigan Malcolm and Wendy McLean Harry G. McNeely, Jr. Steve S. McVay Robert and Roberta Megard Margaret J. Meier Paul Mellblom Carrie Meyerhoff

Wendy Moylan Karen Muller * Charlie Nauen and P.J. Pofahl Judy Nelson Alice and Leon Neve Barbara Nichols Sheila Nichols and Edward Sison Ford and Catherine Nicholson Dolores M. O’Brien

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Vivian Orey Paula Osborn Tish and Rich Osborn Janice M. Ostrem Jim Pagliarini and Elizabeth Raymond Patricia J. Paine * Jan Painter and Michael Somermeyer Polly S. Pfost Diane Pike and Stephen Willett Julian G. Plante Laura D. Platt Christine and Kent Larson David A. and Mary Lou Pointon Susan D. Reese Thomas A. Renshaw Susie Reynolds and David Giles Marion E. Rickel David Robinson Mary and John Roche Kathryn and Daniel Rominski D. Scott Ross Mary Rothchild Kathleen E. Rothrock Steven and Coral Saxe Jeanne Schleh and Robert Stanich Laura J. Secord Maureen Sinkler Debra Sit and Peter Berge Jack Sjoholm Jeff Soholt and Paula Bergin Soholt Russ Stark and Katherine Murray Jane F. Stein Donald Steinkraus Peggy Stivers


Edward and Virginia Stringer Andrew Summers and Jill Droubie Barbara L. Swadburg Edward Swanson and Carsten Slostad Morgan and Marilyn Tamsky Shirley A. Taube Margaret O. Thorpe Terry Tofte John and Beth Trend Ellen and James Turpin Paul and Carolyn Verret Robert and Susan Warde Leon and Lindy Webster Stephen and Katherine Wellington Erik and Barb Westgard Mary S. Wilson Thomas Wulling and Marilyn Benson Paul and Debbie Zisla Mary B. Zweber

Melissa J. Brechon Jeremy Britzius Clifton Brittain and Peggy Ladner Carl and Jean Brookins Roger and Ronnie Brooks Ray Brovold Julie Brown and Thomas Johnson Carolyn and Philip Brunelle Richard and Katherine Buenger Michael Burbach and Mary Thomas Ann E. Burkholder Malcolm and Barb Burleigh Julie Cedarleaf Butler Tammy Butler Richard and Ann Cammack Linda J. Camp Shirley Campbell Diane Carlson Jane Carlstrom and David Decker Sylvia O. Carty Kathleen Castillo Mary A. Chaffee Gregory Chandler and Roberta Chandler John and Marjory Christensen Susan Christiansen Michael Chutich and Susan Gretz Chris P. Claude K. Jeanette and Joe Clements Adeline E. Cohen Jim Coleman and Jody Huber John and Mary Comford Phebe L. Connolly Page and Jay Cowles John Coy and Fiona McCrae Jackie Cronin Harold and Leigh Crump

$100 to $249 Anonymous (28) Jerome Abrams Mary Ann Adrian Marvin and Gloria Anderson Greg Anderson Gail Antonson and Steven Hunter Michelle Appell John and Nina Archabal Margaret Arnosti Roxanne Aschittino Robert A. Awsumb Cathy and Gary Ballman Adrienne B. Banks Betty E. Barrett Paul and Jera Barthol Gibson Batch Julie M. Baum Verna H. Beaver Lynne Beck Anne Becker and Dave Greeman Janet L. Becker * John and Ann Behmler Lynn M. Belgea Matthew Bellin Susan Benfield Arthur C. Benson Dave Berg Mary Ann and John Berglund John Bergstrom Ross Bernstein Ellen Biales Carolyn H. Bingham Adele Binning and Tom Klein Walt and Jacqui Blue David and Shari Boehnen Shirley M. Brady

Andrew Currie Katherine R. Curtis Richard and Betty Mae Cutting Frederick and Joanne Ventura Czeswik Marianne C. D’Angelo Mark and Jean Davis Mark and Mary Ann Davis Northrup and Sonnie Dawson Fred and Kay De Sam Lazaro Wendell and Marjorie DeBoer Jean T. DeCoster John and Virginia Dell Judith Devine and Dennis Hayden Hazel Dicken Ariel W. Dickerman Tony Dierckins Loralee DiLorenzo Frank C. Dowding Aaron Drake and Sara Jane Drake Jerry and Nancy Driessen Michael Dunham Margaret E. Durham Agnes M. Dynes Edward R. Eberhardt Arthur Eddleston Pat and Don Effenberger Margaret Egan Matt Ehling Greg Ekbom

Sue A. Ellingwood Margaret K. Erickson John and Becky Errigo Helen and Michael Esch Georgia B. Farley Tim and Noreen Farrell Kimberly Faurot David E. Feinberg Amy Ferstenou Amy M. Fink Helen A. Fleming Kenneth and Barbara Ford Rose Ann Foreman Carolyn D. Forman Willis M. Forman Drew Forsberg and Andrea Sachs Nancy Foss Caroline and Dutton Foster Heather Fredrickson Margaret Fulton Robert and Karen Garland Sieglinde Gassman Bill and Ann Geery Jerome and Beth Marie Geis Amy Geisler Tadeusz and Jacqueline Gierymski Peter and Mary Gilbertson Gino and Lynn Giovannelli Barbara L. Golden Leon and Katherine Goodrich Warren and Kiki Gore Danica Goshert * Dale and Martha Graber Georgia and James Greeley Mary Greschner Tom and Kristy Griep Ronald, Marie and Katherine Grimm Doug and Rosalie Guthrie Dan and Maura Hackenmueller Ralph and Mary Halbert Susan Hamill Dave Hammer Joan Hansen Mark and Brenda Hansen Phyllis Hanson * Nancy and Austin Harris Virginia R. Harris Pat Hart James and Sharon Haselmann Phyllis Hassel Patricia Haswell and Richard Todd Jody A. Hauer Teresa and Stephen Hawkins * Laurel Haycock Mary Hayes Harold and Agatha Hebl Mary and David Hedenstrom David and Sharon Heitzman Laurie Hertzel

Cate Hesser Thomas Hiendlmayr and Jan Ormasa Joan Higinbotham Gary D. Hipple Becky and Paul Hirdman – 26 –

Beth Hoffman and Ted Zukowski Marion Holly Nancy Homans Jean Hoppe Marya Hornbacher Michael and Patricia R. Houston John and Judy Howe Jym and Janet Hubbell * Janet B. Humphrey Stu and Connie Iversen Bernadette P. and Jeffrey Janisch Bruce and Alison Jarvis Chandy C. John Robert Johns and Linda Hennum Blake Johnson and Cynthia Eicher Jeff and Lucy Johnson Kenneth W. Johnson

Marion L. Johnson Merle and Ellen Johnson Louise and Dick Jones Mary Kalish-Johnson and Richard Johnson David and Joanne Karvonen Lois Kauppila Alfred and Sharon Kauth Dick Kavaney Markus and Janet Keel Deborah Keenan and Stephen Seidel Charles Kernkamp and Kay Reich Scott Kies Teresa Kimker Frank King and Johanne King Sharon L. Kjellberg Louise Klas Mary Louise Klas Robert and Alexandra Klas William and Rebecca Klein Thomas Kleinschmit and Liana Magee Carol Knicker Constance Knowles Robert Kosmalski Bill Kostur and Nancy James Ali Kousha * Sharon Kremer * Marit Lee Kucera Keith and Toni Kuffel William and Diane Kuhlmann * Tim and Sharon Kurtt David and Karen Lanegran Margaret Langer and Peter Truitt Kathy Lantry Robert T. Laudon Greg Lauer and Mai-Tram Lauer Betty Pat Leach Deborah and Andy Lee Marie-Christine Leisz and Karl Dedenbach Sarah Lemanczyk Kevin Leuthold David and Carolyn Levitt Sheldon Berkowitz and Carolyn Levy Marc Light and Jill Gaulding Nan P. Lightner


Carol E. Lindberg Georgia Ray Lindeke Wendy Lougee Tom and Ginny Lufkin Richard and Juanita Luis Laura C. Lundell Robert and Helen Mairs Mary Ellen Malone Clyde and Debi March Mary Marsden Shannon Marting and David Senf Robert Marxen Barbara E. Mateer Vicki L. Matsen Steven and Rita Mattaini David and Sherla Mayer Kelli McCully William and Virginia McDonald Virginia S. McGough Charlene McKenzie John L. McKenzie Nora McKinnon and Jeff Blevins Ann McLaughlin Mary B. McMillan Kerin McTeigue O’Connor Katie and Arthur McWatt Ann Peddle Meitz and David Meitz Lynn Middleton-Koller Andrea Bell and Christopher Miller Kathryn Mitchell and Terry Brueck Patricia Mitchell Peter and Susan Mitchell Robin Moede and Joel Lagerquist Chris Monroe Sara Mountain Gary Muehlbauer Paulette Myers-Rich Jo Ann and Joe Nathan Charlie and Jane Neimeyer Janice W. Nelson Owen and Deborah Nelson

Thomas and Elinor Nicklawske Jayne Niemi and Richard Lund Kimberly Nightingale Tim Nolan David and Billie Novy Ellen Olsen and Sue Snyder Rebecca Olson and John Metzger Gretchen Olson Jeanne Olson Maren E. Olson Leonard R. Oppenheimer and Lydia A. Schultz * John and Martha O’Toole Steve and Katie Otto Andrew and Sylvia Oxenham Mary F. Palmer Dora Paolucci Mabel Pappenfus Anne and Bill Parker Bobbie Parnell and Joe Parnell Shannon Patrick and Pete Raeker Tim Pearson and Jen Knoch

Patricia G. Pelto Marvin Pertzik Geoff and Kathie Peterson Greg and Sharon Peterson Jeff and Annette Peterson John and Debra Peterson Karen and Daniel Peterson Eileen Pinto Walter Pistner Diane Plante and Dick Hensold Truman and Noelyn Porter Clare Poulose George and Diane Power Carol A. Quest Thomas P. Quinn and Susan M. Lamoureux Susan L. Rasmussen Celeste R. Raspanti Gene and Judy Rayburn Cheri Register Diane M. Reisdorfer Thomas and Alice Ressler Richard H. Rhode Christine H. Rider Joel and Gail Roberts Paula Roe Sarah and Hamilton Ross Anne Rozga David Rudolph and Susan Sochacki Kari Ruth Alan and Sally Ruvelson Carol and Jay Ryan Daniel and Susan Ryan * Edwin and Jennifer Ryan Anders and Ewa Rydaker Georgia J. Ryman Chris and Bob Salmen Deanna S. Sande Richard and Jean Sanford Sheree and Joshua Savage Mary T. Schertler Kathy Schilling Rebecca Schneider Bob and Karen Schultz Slade and Dinah Swain Schuster Ann Schwind and Manuel Vivas Penelope Scialla Estelle Q. Sell Inta Sellars and Bill Jeronimus Jole Shackleford Charles and Carrie Shaw Jean Shea Stanley and Lucy Shepard Sharon and Hiro Shinomiya Vicki Shirts Daniel and Debra Shoemaker Jeffrey A. Simon Craig and Barb Skone James Smith and Joanne Smith Deborah Smith-Wright

Barbara Snowfield Jeanette Sobania Robin Solomon Barbara Sommer Andrea Specht

Mark and Wendy Stansbury-O’Donnell Gunter and Nancy Stein George and Marymina Stenger William Stevens and Cynthia Hill Norton G. Stillman Philip and Brielle Stoyke Mary Margaret Sullivan Theresa Sullivan Stephen Sutten and Anna Cherry Colleen and Charles Swope Ron and Margaret Tabar Margaret C. Talbot Charles and Janet Tarino Carol A. Tauer Marilynn J. Taylor Donald and Mary Tehven Patricia Thompson Echo J. Thoren Gordy and Linda Tierney Leo Timmons and Kate Havelin Judy Todd Thomas and Patricia Tommet Cindy Tong and Ford Denison Sharon Tonn Joan Trenerry Stanley Trollip and Jeannine McCormick Paul and Jane Tschida Donald Ulmer Cynthia Unowsky and Thomas Badow Kathy Van Heuvelen Fran Van Slyke-Zaslofsky Sandra Vatassery Michael and Debra Venker Elly Verhagen Harold and Paula Vestermark * Bernice Vetsch Elaine M. Wagner Jerome Wallace and Patricia Stolpman Harry M. Walsh Stacie Ware Joncas Julia Weiler Don and Holly Weinkauf Cindy Werner F.T. and Nancy Weyerhaeuser Jon White and Rosemary Quirk David and Beverly Wickstrom Barb Wildes * Richard and Lucy Wilhoit Carolyn Will Charles H. Williams Jr. Kent and Missy Wilson Stephen Wilson and Catherine Barnett Wilson Sheila and Horst Winderlich Douglas Winn Barbara Winthrop Laurel G. Woodruff Sybil S. Woutat Leslie Yoder – 27 –

Tom and Anne Yuska James Zacharski and Mary Jo Driscoll Amy and Mike Zimmer

$50 to $99 Anonymous (55) Lawrence Aanonson Dennis and Leslie Adams Robert and Melissa Adney Anita D. Alexander John Allison and Rebecca Picard Jim and Ellen Altman Barbara T. Anderson Dean and Christine Anderson Jerome and Constance Anderson Sandy and Arthur Anderson Christine Anning Richard Arey Carla Asleson Doreen Aszmus Janet Atzmiller Bev and John Bachman Jennifer Barrett Barb Bassett Tracy Baumann Susan Baxter Mark G. Bayuk Emily and Daniel Beckstrom Margaret and Bruce Beese Gina Belde Rakotz Kirby Bennett Laura Berglund Howard and Jane Bergstrom

Charlotte Berres Cynthia Bevier Marie Bibus Kris Bigalk Herman J. Birnberg Chuck and Lee Blons Edythe Bluske and Cyrus Kirk Kirk Boettcher Marietta Booth Chris and Jenny Boulton The Brasel Family Robert A. Broda Rawley and Ginny Brodeen Carrie Brondyke Dianne M. Brooke Therese Buckley and James Wolff Gerald Budde Roger F. Burg Bob and Cathy Burrell Susan Buzenberg Clifford Caine Dennis and Nan Callahan The Camilleri Family Doris Campbell Paul Carlson


Sharon L. Casey Kristi and Vince Chan Phorn Chang Marilou and Mark Cheple David and Michelle Christianson Timothy Church and Ann Fredrickson Margaret A. Clay Beth Cleary and Peter Rachleff Edward J. Cleary Jennifer Clelland Jeanne R. Clemans Kristin Cleveland and Erik Nycklemoe Lowell and Anita Clingman Tom and Marianne Clinton-McCausland Nate and Cathy Clyde Paul and Rebecca Collette Ann and Kevin Commers Marc Conklin Phyllis J. Conlin Ursula Conlin Carmen Converse Edward and Monica Cook Jonathan and Julie Cook Harlan Copeland Stewart Corn and Ellen Ferrari

Elizabeth Cowie Bailey Craft Matt Crellin and Joan Cochran Norajean Crowley Kathy Cummings Jean K. Curtis-Neitz Mary Beth Cutting Tom Cytron-Hysom Julie and Gregg Dahlke Garvin and Bern Davenport George and Lora Davis Tamara Day Shirley I. Decker Ann B. DeGree A. Page DeLong Nancy L. Devine Kate Dienhart Randy Dietrich Rita and Mark Dillon

Susan B. Dockman William J. Donovan Arty and Coleen Dorman David and Tammy Downing Donna Drummond Michele Dunning and Garry Yazell Robert and Carol Dye Elizabeth U Dyson Susan Earle Dan and Robin Edgerton Rae Katherine Eighmey Kent and Katherine Eklund Cynthia Ekren Sharon D. Ellis Linda Engberg Mary A. Ericksen Carole Erickson Mari Espeland and Ken Dahlberg Shirley Espeland Richard J. Evans Sonia Feder-Lewis, Michael and Ben Lewis Dale Fierke and Doris Karlisch Marsha Filipiak Barbara Fitzpatrick Mark and Judith Flahavan Jan Shaw-Flamm and Andy Flamm Sean and Christine Flood John and Hilde Flynn Laura Flynn Linda Flynn Susan C. Flynn Denise and Aane Serge Fosse Gordon Fredrickson Derek Fried and Elisabeth Currie Philip Friedlund and Lisa Isenberg Arthur From and Suzanne Paine Bruce and Alice Gaarder Markus Gaelli James and Kathleen Gaffney Michael Gaudio and Kerry Morgan Libby Geier Anne F. Geisser Pamela and Bill Gengler Pierre George Deb Geske Nancy Giguere Benjamin Gisselman Frances H. Gladish Nancy Glennon Concepcion Gonzalez Emily Goodman Timothy and Susanne Goodman Mr. and Mrs. G. Kenneth Gordon Mary E. Gotz Janet Graber Mary Griffin and Ray Dietman Valerie Gross Susan Guernsey

Mary Jane Haemig Pamela Haglund Mike Hahm Lois Hamilton Dan C. Hanson Emily Harris John and Molly Harris Leah Harvey

Jennifer Haselberger Andrea Hauser and L. Charles Hardy Nancy and Peter Heege Rebecca Heltzer Jerry and Diane Hendrickson Margaret Ann Hennen Suzi Henrichs A. J. Herther Paul Herther Russell Heuckendorf Katharine Hill and Chris Matthews Ruth and Peter Hinsch Arthur and Jeanne Hoff Esther Holtz Frances Homans and Allan Torstenson Van Houlson Robert and Karen Hoyle Joseph and Mary Huber James and Janet Huberty Howard and Mary Ann Huelster Melanie and J. C. Huggins Leslie Hunter-Larson Louis and Ida Lee Hurvitz Rosamond Jacob Dick and Jan Jacobs Todd Jacobson Suzanne James Jean Jantzen Eugene Jax and Norita Dittberner-Jax A. Kristine Johnson Karen L. Johnson Jo Ann Johnson and David Lenander Margaret F. Johnson Molly Johnson Pamela Johnson Theo Mardell Johnson Virginia Juffer Patricia Kane and Joel Rudney Phyllis Karasov and Alan Olstein Stanley M. and Joyce L. Karbowski Cheryl Kedrowski and Victor H. Barocas Mary Keirstead and Edward Swain Michael Kelberer Evan Kelley David and Elizabeth Kelly Daniel and Katrina Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy – 28 –

Shannon Kennedy Susan Keskinen and Dennis Cornhill Anita Keyes Ross and Phyllis Kiihn Carol Kindschi and Lawrence Greenberg Sherri King Vincent and Barbara King Sarah Kinney David Klammer Allan Klein and Harriet Lansing Robert and Joy Knopp Stephen and Mary Kodluboy Lorraine D. Koenen P. Kenneth Kohnstamm and Naomi Perman Greg Kramer and Anna Leininger Jacob and Jacqueline Kraus Marshall and Valerie Kriesel David Kristal and Cristiana Giordano William Kent Krueger Sara Kuether Ann Kulenkamp Gloria L. Kumagai Geraldine Kustelski Joseph J. Kuznik Maggie Kyne Laurel J. Lapore Philip LaRose Robert and Eva Launer Carol and Jim LeDuc

Angela Lee John and Beth Leonidas Michael LeRoux Anne T. Levin Nick Liensmayer Holly J. Lindsay Dorothy Lipschultz Roseann Lloyd Mary Lou Logsdon Jason Lonstein and Jessica Looman Peter Loring Cynthia and Keith Loveland Andrea Lubov and Allan Schultz James Luby and Emily Hoover Betty S. Ludington Francis and Sharon Luikart Chuck Lynch Priscilla MacDougall Marsha Macey Thomas and Jane Mackenzie Eunice MacLeod Gloria MacRae Anne Maertz Stan Malmon Bruce and Ellen Mamer Marc and Kathy Manderscheid Jennifer A. Mateer


Elaine K. Mattson Sally K. Mays Donna Lee McCarthy Barry McCool Mary McDermid Richard P. McDermott John and Barbara McGowan Cynthia McGowan-Heath Michele McGraw J. Lawrence and Mary McIntyre Mary McLeod Dave and Kathy McManus Frances Megarry Peter Meier Roger W. Meyer Raymond and Sheila Meyer Dan and Alice Mikel Jean M. Moede James E. Moriarty Timothy Morrissey Mark and Cecilia Morrow David Munn Liz and Don Muraoka Dana Murdoch and Roger Meyer Shirley A. Murray Katie and Adam Nave Berit Nelson and Jeffrey Schmidt Diane Nelson Ed Nelson Terri Nelson Margie Newman Pondie Nicholson Duane Noecker Gerald Nolte Aaron Nunberg and Jennifer Kamarainen Linda Nygren Lois Nyman Roger Oelschlager John and Cynthia O’Halloran Chris Oien Audrey N. Olson Jocelyn F. Olson Doug Osland Dale and Colette Otto Melanie Ounsworth and Shirley Shimota James Palmquist William B. Palmquist Mary and Terry Patton Shirley W. Pearl Marjorie Pearson Joanna Perry Patrick and Becki Persons David C. Peterson Patty Peterson Nancy G. Peterson

Scott T. Peterson and Jennifer Norris Peterson Patrick Plonski and Judy Hawkinson William and Barbara Poblete Leonard and Stephanie Price Peter and Erin Probst Ruth Proft Dannehl Leroy J. Quale Tammy and Mark Quayle Karen S. Randall Patricia Reilly Patricia Rhodus * William and Kate Richtman Roger and Elizabeth Ricketts Richard and Krispen Ridgway Tom and Mary Jo Rogalski Thomas and Jo Anne Rohricht Mary Roloff Ruth Rose Harry and Nina Rosefelt Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rotenberry Rosemarie Reger Rumsey and Tim Rumsey Marilyn Rushenberg Michael and Regula Russelle Rosemarie and James Ryan Stacey K Sagedahl Deborah Sampson JoEllen Sanchez Mary Saul Nancy Scanlan Jack and Jan Schaffer Daniel and Yvonne Schivone Lise L. Schmidt Clarence and Betty Schultz Mary H. Schultz Katherine F. Schulz Gigi Schumacher Julie Schumacher and Lawrence Jacobs Christina and Brad Schwie Janet and Thomas Scott Duane and Marcheta Scribner Emily F. Seesel Kate Seng and Steve Peacock Stephen and Susan Shakman Luke and Karen Shanahan Tib Shaw Kevin Sheridan Jane A. Shriver Claire Simonson Beatrice Sinna William and Barbara Sippel Mary Louise R. Sirignano Robbye Sitz Ken and Diane Skrien Wes Slagle Karen Smith

Michael Smith and Dorothy Schlesselman Sharon L. Smith Yvonne M. Snidarich Kristin Sobota Judy Solmonson Rich and Susan Solomon Paul and Katherine Solon Norma Sommerdorf David and Susanne Spitzer David Spohn Denise Stahura Shannon Staiger Charles Stander Jennifer Carey Starr Sue F. Stein Sara Lindquist and Ryan Steines Elizabeth Stiffler William and Marilyn Stock Robert O. Stolts Warren Stortroen Barbara Strandemo Elona Street-Stewart Sarah and Jesse Stremcha Lynne Stryker Richard Stryker Carol B. Summers Annetta M. Sutton Gwenyth Swain and E. Vincent Dolan Barbara Swanson Betty Swanson Elizabeth Swanson Nina and Michael Sweeney Larissa Tadavarthy Denise Taylor Helen Taylor John and Mary Thoemke Susan R. Thompson Ralph and Loanne Thrane Robert and Miriam Titzler Janine L. Trutna Linda Tully Rodden Turner John and Nina Tuttle Meg Ubel Lawrence Valley Robert and Karen Vanney Kirk and Laurie Velett Ann Verhoeven Judith Vermeland-Wendt Edward and Virginia Vizard James K. Vogt Doris Wahl Eleanor Waldrup

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Kevin and Lisa Walker Diane Wallace-Reid Donna M. Walseth Michael Walsh and Maureen Kucera-Walsh Sandra and Tom Walsh Doug and Peg Wangensteen Michael Wassenaar Richard Weatherman Bruce and Alisa Weber Otto Weber Judith Wehrwein Robert T. Weinberger Karen Weium

Cynthia Weldon Tom Welna and Ann Holt Senol M. Whaley John and Sandy White Joseph White and Jeanne Hannah-White Jan Whitman Stacey Wickman Tom Fisher and Claudia Wielgorecki Nancy Wiens and Rick Nelson Leonard Wilkening Leesa Wisdorf Kathleen K. Wolter Paul and Judy Woodward Sara and Mahadev Dovre Wudali Maryann Wycoff Alice Yamane Anthony and Ann Young Jeanette and Leon Zaczkowski Rong Zhang


$49 and below Sandra and Edward Abramson Mary Jane Addison Bob Almquist and Katie Almquist C. Robert Anderson Wilfrid J. Anderson Felicia Anderson Mary Anderson Murray and Arlene Appelbaum Harriet H. Arend Amy Ault Richard Ayd Beatrice P. Backer Carol A. Baldwin Gerri Balter Paul Bard Verna H. Beaver Robin Bellamy Mike and Jill Bemis Tom and Sandy Benson

Fred Berndt Anita M. Bertelsen Amy C. Bertini Albert and Barbara Biales Thomas and Nanette Bischoff John R. Bitterman Teri Blair Lesley Blicker Edythe Bluske and Cyrus Kirk Susan Boinis and Brian Sprunck Jerald Bonstrom Jane D. Bose Mary Boylan The Brasel Family James and Janet Bricher Mary Broat Rawley and Ginny Brodeen Roxie Burleigh Elizabeth Burr Doris Campbell Lucille C. Carlson Celeste Carty Sharon L. Casey Phyllis and David Casper Gene Christenson and Debbie Meister Mary Jo Clasen Ann Cohen and John Glasenapp Barry B. Cohen Nick Coleman Marc Conklin Carol Connolly Tom and Diane Copeland Stewart Corn and Ellen Ferrari Norajean Crowley Mary Anne Cummings Steven Dahlke Virginia Davini

Ann B. DeGree Tim and Lynn Dennis Rosemary K. Dilworth Janet F. Dixon Margaret J. Doheny Susan Donohue Judith Donohue Margaret and Stephen Donohue Charles and Leah Droubie Bill and Lila Dumcum Mel and Georgia Duncan Harvey Dundas and Rosalie Bunge Deborah A. Durkin Mary Egan David and Helen Ellenbecker Alice H. Engelman Carole Erickson Linda Feist John and Ester Fesler Eleanor and Stanley Field Mary Ann Finegan Kathleen S. Franzen Lynda and Paul Friedman Bruce and Alice Gaarder Fred and Barbara Gaiser Kathy Glover Sharleen Goldberg Julie B. Goldstein Pat Gavan-Gordon Sister Marie Henri Grenier Karl Groth and Carol Stoddart Jean A. Hammar Sana Haque Noralyn O. Harlow Richard and Alice Harrington Marion Hartwick Charles D. Hawkins John Hay and Martha Wegner Harold and Agatha Hebl Anne and Daniel Heilman Elaine H. Heinze Susan and Lawrence Henry Jacqueline C. Hesse Barbara Hill Mollie Hoben Lynn Hodulik Arthur and Susan Hoehn Arthur and Jeanne Hoff Julie F. Holmen Esther Holtz Peter and Gladys Howell David Hueffmeier

Josephine A. Hughes Louis and Ida Lee Hurvitz Joan Hutchinson Anna R. Igra Mike Jackson Jeffrey James

Patricia James Gina Jarvi Rosemary Jennings Randi Johnson Joan B. Johnson

Ruth S. Johnson Eric and Dorothy Johnson Joyce Kanevsky Reuben and Esther Kaplan Anne Kaplan and Jim Moss Stanley M. and Joyce L. Karbowski Patricia M. Karr Mary Keirstead and Edward Swain Karen Kelley Euan Kerr Vincent and Barbara King Gloria Kittleson Evelyn D. Klein Robert and Joy Knopp Carolyn R. Knutson Brian and Judith Krasnow Marshall and Valerie Kriesel Maggie Kyne Louella A. Larsen Shirley Larson Karla Lauerman & Brendan Cummins Tracy LaVere and Karen Ryan Matthew and Sarah Leach Ann and Terrence Lemke William Lindeke John Love Lucy Low William Lund Gloria MacRae Thomas G. Mairs Howard and Suzanne Malmon Harry R. Mandik Michael J. Manerowski B. L. Manley Karen Mareck Jennifer Marshall Geoffrey Marshall Edward and Signe Martell John and Sandra McFarland Richard and Rosemary McHugh Gary and Lynn McLean John W. R. McNeil Robert and Edith McShannock Raymond and Sheila Meyer Laurel A. Meyer Michele Micko James E. Moriarty Virginia H. Morris Ellen Muller Shirley A. Murray – 30 –

Nancy R. Myers Cynthia Nadler Katie and Adam Nave Diane L. Niemela James R. and Luella R. Noren Scott Norquist Pam Norton Beth and William O’Connor Catherine O’Dell Patricia Olsen Sally Orne Allan and Drucilla Osterud David Ovadia David Palm Jay and Michelle Paska Betty J. Pearson Rachelle Peleska Gwen Y. Peterson Paul and Margy Peterson J. M. Peterson Jan and Janet Phillips Michael and Deb Pleasants Mary A. Pollard Jean B. Porter David and Esther Porter Claire H. Press Susan Price Peter and Erin Probst Leroy J. Quale Joe Radosevich Jennifer Reedy Joan Reidell Margaret A. Rettner Susie Reynolds and David Giles Marcia and Dan Richie

Janis Ritter Geraldine M. Ritter Peggy Rolfes Stewart Rosoff Susan Rotert Jerold M. Rothstein Thekla Rura-Polley Shirley Sailors Victoria Sandberg Erika Sanders John and Dorothy Scanlan Therese and Karl Scherbel Mike and Marlene Schoenberg Tom Schuh Duane and Marcheta Scribner Louise Seeba Lee and Jerald Shannon Pamela Sheen Kathleen Sherman Maria Sigurdson Jerome Siy Joseph and Dawn Skelly H. Douglas and Mary Smith Karen Smith Donald L. Smith


Yvonne M. Snidarich Conrad Soderholm and Mary Tingerthal Barbara Sommer James Southward Kristi M. St. Germain Shannon Staiger Elona Street-Stewart Merry Jo Stroot Renee Swanson Eleanor L. Swanson Priscilla Swartz Carol Taylor Mark Thompson Karen Titrud Jenny Tobin Batya Tová David and Kathleen Tregilgas Laurie Tremain Lawrence Valley Michael F. Vasterling Muriel K. Vaughan Joan Velasquez Jean Velleu and James Law

Marcella M. Vener Jenifer Wagner Irma E. Wagstrom Dorothy A. Wallevand Barbara G. Washburn Alice Webster Robert T. Weinberger Corinne Weiner John West Barbara Whipple Jeremy White and Randi Madisen Tom Fisher and Claudia Wielgorecki Raymond and Elizabeth Willis Nancy C. Wilson Mary Kay Wittgenstein Cynthia Wood Frank Zaragoza Erin and Andrei Zolotukhin-Ridgway

In response to dramatic and unprecedented cuts to the Library’s materials budget, The Friends called on all residents of Saint Paul to help “Stock the Stacks” for their Library. Nearly 550 people generously responded. For every gift, a commemorative bookplate was affixed in a new book purchased with donated funds. Donors could remember a loved one, honor a friend or send a message to the Library. Those heartfelt messages of support and remembrance were an inspiration to us, and will be for the library users who check them out for years to come. Thank you to the following Friends – old and new – who helped Stock the Stacks!

Stock the Stacks 2009-2010 Jerome Abrams Brett and Kelly Adams Robert and Melissa Adney John Allison and Rebecca Picard Paul and Deborah Alper Elaine Alper Donna M. Anderson Bruce Anderson and Susan Russell Sandy and Arthur Anderson Greg Anderson Dean and Christine Anderson Jerome and Constance Anderson Anonymous Donor Michelle Appell Lynn D. Arnold Artists’ Circle Bev and John Bachman Jennifer Barrett Gibson Batch Tom Beach and Kathleen Foran Verna H. Beaver Jacqueline Beckel Emily and Daniel Beckstrom Lynn M. Belgea Jon and Metta Belisle Frank and Kathleen Berdan Dave Berg Mary Ann and John Berglund Arthur F. Bergstrom Ellen Biales Eleanor H. Bienhoff Eileen Binek Laura Dale Bischof Robert Bishaw Peter and Lea Bittner-Eddy Kami and Matthew Blackwell Kinney Gregory Blees and Sandra Lloyd-Blees E. J. Block

Walt and Jacqui Blue Edythe Bluske and Cyrus Kirk John and Andrea Brainard Steve and Gail Brand The Brasel Family Allan and Karen Brennan Jewell and Robert Brink Mr. and Mrs. Oria Brinkmeier Rawley and Ginny Brodeen Carrie Brondyke Dianne M. Brooke Ray Brovold Julie Brown and Thomas Johnson David and Denise Brueggemann Therese Buckley and James Wolff Donna M. Burger Nick and Jamie Buri Malcolm and Barb Burleigh Clifford Caine Mary E. Cairney Linda J. Camp Doris Campbell Shirley Campbell Sharon L. Casey Mary A. Chaffee Kristi and Vince Chan Gregory and Roberta Chandler Susan Christiansen Ann and Jon Cieslak Chris P. Claude Kathleen E. Cleary Jeanne R. Clemans Kristin Cleveland and Erik Nycklemoe Nate and Cathy Clyde Jerry and Mary Clysdale Philip Cochran and Mary Nichols Pauline M. Coleman Paul and Rebecca Collette Marc Conklin – 31 –

Harlan Copeland Candy Corey Stewart Corn and Ellen Ferrari William and Maureen Cosgriff Page and Jay Cowles Gary and Sandy Crippen Jackie Cronin

Norajean Crowley Richard and Betty Mae Cutting Tom Cytron-Hysom Frederick and Joanne Ventura Czeswik Marianne C. D’Angelo Garvin and Bern Davenport George and Lora Davis Northrup and Sonnie Dawson Fred and Kay De Sam Lazaro Jean T. DeCoster John and Virginia Dell Judith Devine and Dennis Hayden Ruth A. DeVore Hazel Dicken Tracey Dickinson Anthony and Alison Didier Dara and Paul Dokas Ronald Dombro Susan Donohue


William J. Donovan Suzanne L. Donsky Tom R. Dooley Jeanette Doolittle Greg Dorner Susan and Bryan Dowd Anna Dralle Kevin Duchschere Katherine and Delano DuGarm Margaret E. Durham Robert and Carol Dye Agnes M. Dynes Elizabeth U Dyson Snezana Dzakovic Arthur Eddleston Dan and Robin Edgerton Pat and Don Effenberger Matt Ehling Larry and Ardyce Ehrlich Diana Eicher Greg Ekbom Everett and Myrna Engebretson Carole Erickson Georgia B. Farley Michael and Janice Faust Amy Ferstenou

Litton E. and Anne Hazelroth Field Amy M. Fink Patricia Fitzgerald Barbara Fitzpatrick Helen A. Fleming Steven and Karen Flink Sean and Christine Flood Kathleen Flynn The Foote Family Kenneth and Barbara Ford Rose Ann Foreman Carolyn D. Forman Derek Fried and Elisabeth Currie Thomas and Deborah Frishberg Arthur From and Suzanne Paine Margaret Fulton Bruce and Alice Gaarder Fran and Margot Galt Sieglinde Gassman Michael Gaudio and Kerry Morgan Bill and Ann Geery Libby Geier Jerome and Beth Marie Geis Amy Geisler

Kathryn I. Gerber John Edgerton and Heidi R. Gesell Bonita J. Giacherio Mary and Rolf Gilbertson Stephen Giles Joseph W. Glenski Mary M. Glynn Dale and Martha Graber Roy and Janet Grieder Tom and Kristy Griep Ronald, Marie and Katherine Grimm Susan Guernsey Jill Gunderson-Gernes Howard and Elizabeth Guthmann Dan and Maura Hackenmueller Guy Haglund and Liliana Moya James and Darlene Hagquist Melissa Haley and Tim Mulrooney Sue Hall and Lloyd Grooms Lois Hamilton Mark and Brenda Hansen Dan C. Hanson Joe and Janice Harbin Emily Harris Jeffrey and Leah Harris Nancy and Austin Harris Virginia R. Harris Pat Hart Jennifer Haselberger James and Sharon Haselmann Patricia Haswell and Richard Todd Mike Hazard Harold and Agatha Hebl Nancy and Peter Heege David and Ann Heider Scott and Kathy Heiderich Katie Heilman Jim Heimer and Tess Sierzant Anne Heitlinger David and Sharon Heitzman Rebecca Heltzer Jerry and Diane Hendrickson Suzi Henrichs Susan and Lawrence Henry David and Mary Herr Janet Herzberg Katharine Hill and Chris Matthews Becky and Paul Hirdman Paul and Michelle Hirschboeck Susan Hoel Arthur and Jeanne Hoff Beth Hoffman and Ted Zukowski Carol Hogan-O’Keefe and Michael O’Keefe Marion Holly Esther Holtz Suzanne Hoover Van Houlson John Huberty Janet B. Humphrey Independence Plaza, Inc. Jim and Debbie Ingebretsen Rosamond Jacob Dick and Jan Jacobs Suzanne James Bernadette P. and Jeffrey Janisch Rod and Katy Jensen Chandy C. John Wyn and Myrtle John A. Kristine Johnson Eric and Dorothy Johnson Donald and Katherine Johnson Jeff and Lucy Johnson Marnie Johnson Eric and Mary Beth Johnson

Kenneth W. Johnson Marion L. Johnson Merle and Ellen Johnson Russell Field Johnson and Mary Edholm Molly Johnson James Johnson and Margaret Wirth-Johnson Michael Jordan and Brenda Powell Patricia Kane and Joel Rudney Steve and Linda Kantner Marc and Joanna Kapke Steven L. Kaplan Stanley M. and Joyce L. Karbowski Patricia M. Karr Alfred and Sharon Kauth Dick Kavaney Markus and Janet Keel Mary Keirstead and Edward Swain Phyllis Kendig Mark Larson and Mary B. Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy Frank Kennedy Charles Kernkamp and Kay Reich Susan Keskinen and Dennis Cornhill Anita Keyes Elizabeth J. Keyes Vincent and Barbara King Sherri King Robert Kirk Mary Louise Klas

Mary Klemmensen Danielle Knach Carol Knicker Robert and Joy Knopp Stephen and Mary Kodluboy Robert Kosmalski Jacob and Jacqueline Kraus Gretchen Kreuter Marshall and Valerie Kriesel Keith and Toni Kuffel Vernelle Kurak Maggie Kyne Kelly LaFrenier Gretchen Landgraf Faith Latimer and Josh Tilsen Robert and Eva Launer Patrick and Christine Lawton Rolfe and Barbara Leary Deborah and Andy Lee Justine Lee Christopher Leigh

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Marie-Christine Leisz and Karl Dedenbach Nowell and Julia Leitzke Jane Leonard and Loretto Lippert John and Beth Leonidas Anne T. Levin David and Carolyn Levitt Marc Light and Jill Gaulding Nan P. Lightner Gary Lindahl Carol E. Lindberg Kenneth and Marilyn Lindstrom Patrice Loney Jason Lonstein and Jessica Looman Peter Loring Betty S. Ludington Margaret Lussky Ronald and Cathy Lutz Priscilla MacDougall Marsha Macey Maggie Madden Tom Magnuson Tom Mahoney Edward and Judith Malecki Ken and Lorie Marsh Shannon Marting and David Senf Robert Marxen David Maschwitz Steven and Rita Mattaini Soren and Tiffany Mattick L. Dorothy McCrea Ryan McFarren Virginia S. McGough Erma E. McGuire Donald McIntyre John L. McKenzie Nancy W. McKillips Kathleen McMahon Harry G. McNeely, Jr. Bob McPartlin Robert and Edith McShannock Steve S. McVay Arthur and Katie McWatt Peter Meier Mark and Sarah Meier Andrew Meron William and Rita Messing Raymond and Sheila Meyer Robert R. Miner Patricia Mitchell Robert R. Miuer Devora Lee Molitor William Montgomery Deborah and Robert Montgomery James E. Moriarty Dawn Morningstar and Family Timothy Morrissey Gary Muehlbauer Karen Muller Shirley A. Murray Paulette Myers-Rich Jo Ann and Joe Nathan C. R. Naughton Katie and Adam Nave Roger Needels Diane Nelson Janice W. Nelson Kevin Nelson and Jeannette Nelson Owen and Deborah Nelson Katherine Nolen James R. and Luella R. Noren Aaron Nunberg and Jennifer Kamarainen Lois Nyman Joan K. O’Brien


Gretchen Olson Jocelyn F. Olson Magda Olson Maren E. Olson Susan Olson Barbara S. Opal Leonard R. Oppenheimer and Lydia A. Schultz Janice M. Ostrem Roy Otto and Annie Riley

Dale and Colette Otto Christopher and Martha Paar William and Margaret Paddock Mary F. Palmer Bonnie R. Palmquist James Palmquist Sara Palmquist William B. Palmquist Mabel Pappenfus Bobbie Parnell and Joe Parnell Rebekah D. Patzner Peter and Mary Ann Pearson Patricia G. Pelto Patrick and Becki Persons David C. Peterson Karen and Daniel Peterson Douglas Petty and Linda Smaller Paula and Larry Pfaff Patricia Byrne Pfalz Lawrence and Jane Pfundstein Duane and Megan Phinney William and Theresa Piepgras Kate Pinney Walter Pistner Julian G. Plante Laura D. Platt William and Barbara Poblete Matthew and Marci Porter Peter and Erin Probst Leroy J. Quale Tammy and Mark Quayle Dan and Denise Quinlan Thomas P. Quinn and Susan M. Lamoureux

Sarah Raisanen Patricia and Richard Raschio Susan L. Rasmussen Celeste R. Raspanti

Gene and Judy Rayburn Susan D. Reese Judith L. Rehak Patricia Reilly Diane M. Reisdorfer Thomas A. Renshaw Thomas and Alice Ressler Patricia Rhodus Alice Ribbens Marcia and Dan Richie William and Kate Richtman Richard and Krispen Ridgway Joel and Gail Roberts Sarah Roberts Larry Robinow David Robinson Thomas and Jo Anne Rohricht Kathryn and Daniel Rominski Mr. and Mrs. Everett Rotenberry Kathleen E. Rothrock Dave and Angela Rust Carol and Jay Ryan Daniel and Susan Ryan JoEllen Sanchez Dick Sarafolean Mary Saul Jack and Jan Schaffer Margaret Schally Rebecca Schneider James A. Schoettler Dennis and Ellen Schultz Gigi Schumacher Christina and Brad Schwie Ann Schwind and Manuel Vivas Penelope Scialla Janet and Thomas Scott James Scoville Duane and Marcheta Scribner Katie Sexe Jole Shackelford Sheryl Sheehan Terri Shefelbine Stanley Shepard and Lucy Shepard Kevin Sheridan Susan K. Shetka Elizabeth P. Shippee Vicki Shirts Marjorie Sigel and Dick Van Deusen Carmen Simonet Jerome Siy Anne Skahen Mary A. Skinner Deborah Smith-Wright Yvonne M. Snidarich Barbara Snowfield Jeanette Sobania Kristin Sobota Robin Solomon Paul and Katherine Solon Michele D. Spear Andrea Specht Douglas and Annette Spencer Peter, Dawne and Carlo Spinale David and Susanne Spitzer Shannon Staiger Charles Stander Mark and Wendy Stansbury-O’Donnell Gunter and Nancy Stein Pete and Janet Steinhagen Donald Steinkraus Willis and Dolores Stoesz Robert O. Stolts

Philip and Brielle Stoyke Elona Street-Stewart Monika Strom Lynne Stryker Richard Stryker Kathleen H. Stuart Charlene Sullivan Gwenyth Swain and E. Vincent Dolan Tom and Arlene Swain Eleanor L. Swanson David and Annette Swanson MaryAnn Swayze Colleen and Charles Swope Ron and Colleen Tabaika Shirley A. Taube Carol A. Tauer Robert and Kathy Tautges Becky and Cory Tennison Susan R. Thompson Mary Ida Thomson Margaret O. Thorpe Leo Timmons and Kate Havelin Thomas and Patricia Tommet Cindy Tong and Ford Denison John and Beth Trend Janine L. Trutna Paul and Jane Tschida Megan Tucci and Tom Tucci Patricia Turbes-Mohs

Marilyn Turner Donald Ulmer Lawrence Valley Fran Van Slyke-Zaslofsky Mary Vandegrift Sandra Vatassery Ann Verhoeven Harold and Paula Vestermark Bernice Vetsch Mary Vitcenda Lori Vosejpka Nancy C. Wagner Kevin and Lisa Walker Donna M. Walseth Jon D. Walseth Michael Walsh and Maureen Kucera-Walsh Harry M. Walsh Robert and Susan Warde Michael Wassenaar

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Ellen E. Watters Richard Weatherman Otto Weber David and Amy Wein Robert T. Weinberger Don and Holly Weinkauf Cynthia Weldon William and Barbara Welke Charitable Fund Tom Welna and Ann Holt Carl Wengelewski Jon White and Rosemary Quirk Jan Whitman Robert Wicker Tom Fisher and Claudia Wielgorecki Nancy Wiens and Rick Nelson Judith Wiethoff Leonard Wilkening Clay and Karen Williams Kent and Missy Wilson Stephen Wilson and Catherine Barnett Wilson Barbara Winthrop Laurel G. Woodruff Sara and Mahadev Dovre Wudali Maryann Wycoff Paula J. Yager Biloine W. Young Anthony and Ann Young Tom and Anne Yuska Jeanette and Leon Zaczkowski Max Zarling David Ziebarth


Special Programs

Thank you to the tireless volunteers who donated their time and talents, and to the individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations that made a gift in support of our special events!

Minnesota Book Awards Judges

Facilitators

Nancy Alsop Marvin Anderson Swati Avasthi Rita Baladad Teresa Ballard Breanna Becthold Jayne Blodgett Kirk Boettcher Maureen Sackmaster Carpenter Cindy Check Bailey Craft Dan D’Allaird Cynthia Ekren Joan Ennis Julie Fuelling Barbara Golden Robert Gray Stephanie Harr Jenny Hill Carolyn Holbrook Sam Imbo Aurora Jacobsen Deborah Kerkvliet Marcus Lowry Gerry Maciona Donell Mitchell Rodney Nelsestuen Margie Newman Kathleen Parker Jay Peterson Barbara Pierce Leslie Greaves Radloff Matt Rasmussen Lia Rivamonte Aaron Rosenberg Mary Beth SancombMoran Therese Scherbel Katy Schulz Sun Yung Shin Gary Shulze Angela Smith Ruth Solie David Spohn Katrina Hartz Taylor Katrina Vandenberg Dora Wagner Hans Weyandt Leesa Wisdorf

Charlie Broderick Joanna Brookes Pat Effenberger Rose Ann Foreman Roxanne Hart Mary Knox Sally Lederer Barbara Sippel Laura Theobald Jym Wroblewski

Book Artist Award Panel Betty Bright Robyn Priestley Jeff Rathermel Lori Williamson Stu Wilson

Kay Sexton Award Panel Alayne Hopkins Alison Vandenberg Lucy Vilankulu Jym Wroblewski Sue Zumberge

Special Thanks Steve Brunsberg Carol Critchley Michele Cromer-Poiré Pat Effenberger Carol Erdahl Julie Fuelling Dorothy Goldie Bill Hanley Kristin Henning Suzanne Miller Bridget Murphy Open Book Jeff Rathermel Peg Reilly Jerod Santek Sheree Savage Therese Scherbel Mike Wassenaar Jym Wroblewski

Table Sponsors and Hosts Melissa Barker and Stu Wilson Coffee House Press Patrick Coleman Frances Cummins Heid E. Erdrich Louise Erdrich Carol Eyler Margaret Hasse Marya Hornbacher Deborah Howell Immanuel Book Club Julie Kramer David A. Lanegran Lerner Publishing Group The Library Foundation of Hennepin County The Loft Literary Center Mackin Library Media Brian Malloy McGrann Shea Anderson Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered Minnesota Historical Society Press Chris Monroe Tim Nolan Prime Number 43 Barbara W. Sommer Stanley Trollip

Opus & Olives: Fine Print & Fine Food Minnesota Book Awards Donors Anonymous Donors Ross Bernstein Tom and Liz Boyd Carolyn and Philip Brunelle Diane Carlson Patrick Coleman Bailey Craft Frances L. Cummins Susan C. Dowd Thomas Dubbe Pat and Don Effenberger Rae Katherine Eighmey Margaret K. Erickson Jan Feye-Stukas Marsha Filipiak Flat Rock Publishing Melissa Glavas Barbara L. Golden Dorothy Goldie and Ralph Schwartz Luca Gunther and Kit Wilson Dave Hammer Heidi Hammond Alayne L. Hopkins Michael Kinzer Maria Koefer Julie Kramer William Kent Krueger Monte Kuehl Sandra J Larson Don Leeper Lenfestey Family Foundation Jim Lewis Georgia Ray Lindeke Brian Malloy Linda Back McKay Ann McKinnon Loretta Mortwedt Wendy Moylan Paulette Myers-Rich Rodney Nelsestuen Audrey N Olson Peter D. and Mary Ann Pearson Nancy Gronna Peterson Lisa Philippi Susan L. Rasmussen Daniel and Debra Shoemaker Joyce and James Sidman William and Barbara Sippel Karen Tarrant Katrina Vandenberg and John Reimringer Kathy Zappa

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Presenting Sponsor RBC Wealth Management

Hosts The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com

Bestseller Partners Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. and the Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation MGM Wine & Spirits of East Saint Paul and Woodbury Mairs & Power, Inc. Travelers Vanguard Travel Unlimited Xcel Energy

Additional Sponsorship by 3M Legal Affairs 3M Library Systems Bank Cherokee Bremer Banks Drake Bank District Energy Frauenshuh HealthCare Real Estate Solutions Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC Leonard, Street and Deinard McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered Metropolitan State University Foundation Modern Press R. F. Moeller Jeweler The Red Balloon Bookshop Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP St. Paul Radiology Foundation Wellington Management, Inc. Western Bank Wilkerson Associates Winthrop & Weinstine

Table Sponsors and Hosts Gay Bakken Tanya Bell and Lee Schafer Dana and Doug Bruce Doug Bruce and Carolyn Brusseau Kathleen Callahan Ann Cieslak and Tom Swain Susan Dowd and the “Magnolia Book Club” “Eclectic Book Club” Mari Oyanagi Eggum and Tom Eggum Anne and Litton Field Friends Board Members Sue Hall and Lloyd Grooms Paul and Michelle Hirschboeck John and Ruth Huss, Tom and Sally Patterson – Best Seller Lani Jordan and the “Women Who Book” Book Club Elizabeth J. Keyes Karen Larsen Debbie Lee Diana Lewis Margaret M. Marrinan Debra Mitts-Smith and Marschall Smith Moore Costello & Hart, PLLP Morgan Stanley Waterbury Group Judy Nelson Richard and Nancy Nicholson – 1st Edition Bonnie Palmquist Peter and Mary Ann Pearson Jim and Sharon Toscano Susan L. Vento Janice B. Walsh Jean M. West – Best Seller Annette Whaley Jerry Woelfel and Becky Garthofner Billie Young


Committees and Staff Board of Trustees George Latimer, Board Chair Ann D. Cieslak, Vice Chair for Advocacy William J. Cosgriff, Vice Chair for Development Billie Young, Vice Chair for Public Awareness Susan L. Vento, Board Secretary D. Scott Ross, Board Treasurer Julia Adams Robert A. Awsumb Joseph T. Bagnoli Tanya Lea Bell Gregory N. Blees Kathleen R. Callahan Michael Connelly Harold Crump Leigh Crump Terry Devitt Mari Oyanagi Eggum Anne H. Field Jeanette Frederickson Heidi R. Gesell Guy Gilmore Paul Hirschboeck Louise G. Jones W. Patrick Judge Phyllis Karasov Elizabeth J. Keyes Jack Lanners Diana Lewis Margaret M. Marrinan Nancy W. McKillips Eileen T. McMahon Susan McNeely Debra Mitts-Smith Pondie Nicholson James P. O’Donnell David A. Pointon Mark J. Richards Mary Rothchild Wendy Rubin Terrance K. Russell John M. Scanlan Tom H. Swain Jean M. West Annette Whaley Lee Pao Xiong James Zacharski

Ex officio

Melanie Huggins, Library Director, through May Kit Hadley, Library Director, August through December Peter D. Pearson, Friends President

Trustees Emeritus W. Andrew Boss Truman W. Porter Mary Ida Thomson Paul A. Verret

Executive Committee George Latimer, Chair Julia Adams Joseph T. Bagnoli Kathleen R. Callahan Ann Cieslak William J. Cosgriff

Anne H. Field Heidi R. Gesell Diana Lewis Eileen McMahon D. Scott Ross Wendy Rubin Tom H. Swain Susan L. Vento Billie Young Kit Hadley, Ex officio Susan C. Dowd, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Advocacy Committee Ann Cieslak, Chair Joseph T. Bagnoli Mel Barker Lynne Beck Tanya Lea Bell Pat Blaskowski Gregory N. Blees Triesta Brown Pat Coleman Patricia M. Conley Katherine DuGarm Anne H. Field Stanley A. Gardner Harold Hebl Ruby Hunt George Latimer Robin Madsen John Marshall Nora McKinnon Debra Mitts-Smith David A. Pointon Celeste Raspanti Ann Regan Mary A. Roche Mary F. Rosenthal Mary Rothchild Mary Beth Schmidt Susan L. Vento Carol A. Walsh Kit Hadley, Ex officio Ann McKinnon, Friends Staff Wendy Moylan, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Committee on Trustees Julia Adams, Co-chair Tom H. Swain, Co-chair Robert A. Awsumb Joseph T. Bagnoli Terry Devitt Elizabeth J. Keyes George Latimer Margaret M. Marrinan Nancy W. McKillips Wendy Rubin Terrance Russell Jean M. West Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Development Planning Committee William J. Cosgriff, Chair Joseph T. Bagnoli Michael Connelly

Andrew Currie Anne H. Field Heidi R. Gesell Louise G. Jones Jack Lanners George Latimer Nancy W. McKillips D. Scott Ross Wendy Rubin John Scanlan James V. Toscano Kit Hadley, Library Staff Liz Boyd, Friends Staff Susan C. Dowd, Friends Staff Wendy Moylan, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Finance & Investment Committee D. Scott Ross, Chair Gregory Blees Steve Brand Kathleen Callahan Guy Gilmore Paul Hirschboeck W. Patrick Judge Phyllis Karasov Jack Lanners George Latimer Margaret Marrinan Wendy Moylan James O’Donnell Mark Richards Peter Pearson, Friends Staff Amy Zimmer, Friends Staff

Human Resources Committee Diana Lewis, Chair Phyllis Karasov George Latimer Susan L. Vento Jerry Woelfel Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Individual Giving Committee Anne H. Field, Chair Leigh Crump Louise Jones W. Patrick Judge Elizabeth J. Keyes Nancy McKillips Pondie Nicholson Mary Rothchild John Scanlan Jean M. West Charlene McKenzie, Library Staff Liz Boyd, Friends Staff Wendy Moylan, Friends Staff Peter Pearson, Friends Staff

Institutional Giving Committee Heidi Gesell, Co-chair Eileen McMahon, Co-chair Steve Brady Kathleen R. Callahan – 35 –

Perrie Jones Advisory Committee George Latimer Debra Mitts-Smith Mary Rosenthal James Zacharski Kit Hadley, Library Staff Sheree Savage, Library Staff Liz Boyd, Friends Staff Alayne Hopkins, Friends Staff Wendy Moylan, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Library Strategies Advisory Committee Kathleen R. Callahan, Chair Gregory N. Blees Debbie Meister William J. Cosgriff Howard Guthmann Ann B. Hutton Diana Lewis James P. O’Donnell David A. Pointon Mark Richards D. Scott Ross Ellen E. Watters Jerry Woelfel Sue Hall, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Minnesota Book Awards Advisory Committee Charlie Broderick Karla Businaro Pat Effenberger Tori Jensen Sally Lederer Suzanne Miller Barbara Misselt Jerod Santek Ruth Solie Joe Spencer Laura Theobald Jym Wroblewski Rose Ann Foreman, Library Staff Barbara Sippel, Library Staff Alayne Hopkins, Friends Staff Ann Nelson, Friends Staff

Opus & Olives Planning Committee Tanya Lea Bell, Co-Chair Michael J. Dickson, Co-Chair Dana Bruce Harold Crump Leigh Crump Trish Daugherty Patricia L. Effenberger Jeanette Frederickson Elizabeth J. Keyes Carol Munson Judith M. Nelson Mark J. Richards Wendy Rubin Billie Young Sue Hall, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff Wendy Moylan, Friends Staff

Mary K. Boyd Joanna Brookes Delano DuGarm Roxanne Hart Sheila Hatchell Tina Jackson Anne T. Levin James P. O’Donnell Susie Orr Susan Price Martha B. Rhode John Scanlan Mary Wagner Elaine M. Wagner Sandra Walsh Linda A. Wilcox Deborah Willms Susan C. Dowd, Friends Staff

Public Awareness Committee Billie Young, Chair Robert A. Awsumb Liz Bogut Harold Crump Mari Oyanagi Eggum Jeanette Frederickson Roxanne Hart George Latimer Adam Lerner Debra Mitts-Smith Nora Murphy Judith M. Nelson Pondie Nicholson Holly Sylvester Annette Whaley Jym Wroblewski Lee Pao Xiong Kit Hadley, Library Staff Amy Mahnke, Library Staff Sheree Savage, Library Staff Deborah Willms, Library Staff Liz Boyd, Friends Staff Alayne Hopkins, Friends Staff Ann McKinnon, Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, Friends Staff

Friends Staff Peter D. Pearson, President Liz Boyd, Director of Individual and Planned Giving *Susan C. Dowd, Special Projects Coordinator *Sue Hall, Opus & Olives Coordinator, Library Strategies Coordinator Alayne L. Hopkins, Programming Coordinator Ann McKinnon, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator Wendy Moylan, Director of Institutional Relations Jane Neimeyer, Administrative Assistant *Ann Nelson, Minnesota Book Awards Coordinator Sharon D. Sturdivant, Office Manager Amy Zimmer, Accountant

* Contractual EmployeeS


Friends Make the Difference While The Friends works to ensure adequate public funding of the Library, private support is becoming increasingly important in enhancing the services and resources of the Saint Paul Public Library. Ranging from membership and individual contributions to memorials and planned gifts, The Friends offers a variety of opportunities for everyone to support the Library. Please consider a gift or contribution today.

PHOTO CREDITS: Page 2 - Kit Hadley and Peter Pearson: Scott Strebble; George Latimer: Ann McKinnon Pages 4 - Paw Pals reading dog: courtesy of the owner and volunteer, Jolene Jackelen Pages 4 through 12 - Various: Laura Truett Page 13 - John Cotton Dana: The Newark Public Library Page 14 - Laura Truett Page 15 - Composite image of Friends’ photos from Opus & Olives created by Publishers Weekly Page 16 & 17 - Scott Strebble Page 22 - Cover image, So Terrible a Storm, by Curt Brown: Voyageur Press Page 23 - Ann McKinnon Pages 24 - Michael Connelly: Robert Azmitia; Opus & Olives scenes: Wendy Moylan; Soul of a People images courtesy of the Library of Congress Page 25 - Julia Glass: Peter Ross; Opus & Olives scenes: Wendy Moylan; “The Rally” courtesy of Carlos Hudson; Ford Plant: MN Historical Society; Ben Fisher: Ben Fisher; Cover image, El Lector, by William Durbin, Yearling Publishing. Page 26 - Jeffrey Toobin: courtesy of the author; Ronald Cotton & Jennifer Thompson-Cannino: The Innocence Project; Opus & Olives scenes: Wendy Moylan Page 27 - Wendy Moylan Page 28 - Opus & Olives scenes: Wendy Moylan; Pat Effenberger & George Latimer and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino & Ronald Cotton: Susan Dowd; Pat Coleman: Scott Strebble Page 29 - Scott Strebble Page 30 - Ann McKinnon and Wendy Moylan

Ways to Give: • Online, at www.thefriends.org • By check or credit card, mailed to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library • By making a pledge over time, in which you set the amount and payment schedule • Through a matching gift from your employer • Through a gift of stocks or bonds. You’ll receive a tax deduction for the full market value and avoid paying capital gains tax • By naming The Friends as a beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy, IRA or qualified retirement plan

• By creating a memorial or honorarium for a loved one or respected friend • By including The Friends in your will • Through deferred gifts such as charitable trusts, providing financial security for you and your family while reducing your heirs’ tax exposure • By adding permanent assets to an endowment fund, where gifts build a perpetual base of resources. For more information, please call us at 651-222-3242 or email us at friends@thefriends.org.

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a private, nonprofit, membership organization established in 1945 to support the Saint Paul Public Library. Mission: • To increase the use of the Library through public awareness and cultural programming; • To advocate for strong public funding of the Library; and • To provide private funding to enhance Library services. Through this work, The Friends serves as a national model for its unique, comprehensive support of the Saint Paul Public Library. Vision: The Friends will provide the necessary support to ensure that the Saint Paul Public Library is among the foremost library systems in the United States. Values: The Friends is guided in its work by • Creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to challenging issues; • Inclusivity and integrity in all its activities; • Responsible stewardship of its resources in perpetuity. Revised and approved March 2002

Hooray for Library Volunteers! A record 27,434 hours were given last year The number of people contributing time to Saint Paul Public Libraries in 2009 was a record, up 17 percent from 2008. Looking back over sixteen years, the number of volunteer-hours has increased from 5,000 in 1993 to 27,434 in 2009. More than 1,000 young people (age 12 and over) and adults now help with technical services, tutoring, homework assistance, gardening, literacy tutoring, computer skills and clerical and maintenance tasks. Those interested are encouraged to contact Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Neurer at 651-266-7420 or by email at wendy.neurer@ci.stpaul.mn.us. – 36 –

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library 2009 Annual Report  

The shared annual report of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and the Saint Paul Public Library

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