Founded in 1997, the Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library is an association of faculty, students, alumni, and community and business persons dedicated to promoting and enhancing the Library as a shared resource. Our mission is to support a library of distinction—a regional center of research and scholarship. Through a variety of fundraising activities, we provide an extra margin of excellence above and beyond that which can be achieved through conventional institutional funding. Since our inception, the Friends have contributed over $325,000, funds which enable the Library to enrich its collection of books and other materials essential to learning and inquiry. Friends-sponsored activities include membership drives, semi-annual used book sales, and periodic gatherings and celebrations.