Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library/Fountain Lake Bookstore encourage lifelong learning and enrichment throughout the community by raising non-profit funds for programs and equipment not covered by the general library budget.

Why Become a Member?

Every Friends’ membership directly supports library services and enriches our community. A membership also allows you early admission to the Friends’ semi-annual book sales.


Dues are $5 per year. Memberships can be purchased at the Fountain Lake Bookstore when volunteers are present or mailed to the library. 

Fountain Lake Bookstore

The Fountain Lake Bookstore is located in the downstairs lobby (1st floor) of City Center. The bookstore has a wide selection of quality used books for sale. It is staffed Monday-Thursday from 9 am – 3 pm by volunteers. All proceeds support the library.

Book Sales

The Friends typically holds two book sales per year, one in the fall and one in the spring. All proceeds support the library. The next book sale is May 16 to 18, 2024. See our calendar for details. 

For more information about the Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library, click here to view their brochure.