The Pelican Rapids Public Library gets by with a little help from its friends. 

“Friends of the Library,” to be specific. 

The library received a donation of $12,000 from the “Friends” organization, reported library board member David Gottenborg at the Nov. 15 Pelican Rapids City Council meeting. 

The Friends host events throughout the year in support of the library, including the popular summer truckload book sales at the Pelican Sherin Park. The September “Table Fair” event was also a big success. 

Contributions from the Friends go toward Children’s library materials and programming.