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  • Friends of Robert Trail Library

A message from Robert Trail Library:


In accordance with state and county guidelines, the libraries of Dakota County have had to make changes to their hours of operation and the number of patrons allowed to safely be inside. Please continue to mask inside all government buildings and adhere to posted guidelines.  Thank you!


Please contact the library directly for all future requests to use meeting rooms.


Annual Book Sale Update!  Save the date!

Our annual Friends Book Sale has been rescheduled for the week of October 18, 2021, at the Robert Trail Library.

  • Monday, October 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is MEMBERS' PREVIEW NIGHT! Friends members get first crack at the books before the sale opens to the public. Not a member? Join at the door for $10!

  • Tuesday, October 19 through Friday, October 22, during regular library hours - SALE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - BAG DAY. Fill a paper grocery bag with books for $5!

Stay tuned for details on how social distancing and safety measures will be practiced at our sale.

It's time to pay your membership dues for 2021! 

Individual: $10     Family: $15

You may drop off payment at the library or mail your check made out to FORTL to John Loch, 4726 Dominica Way, Apple Valley MN 55124.


Many thanks for your support!



TRISKELE is a freestanding sculpture created by local artist and sculptor, Foster Willey.  The three interlocking spirals are a symbol of eternal life and can be found in centuries of Celtic art.

The sculpture serves as the focal point for Robert Trail Library and is an expression of the strong Irish connections in the Rosemount community.



Foster Willey is a sculptor and public artist who maintains his studio in St Pau, MN.  He has participated in numerous design settings including large-scale works for local municipalities.

More examples of his work can be found at

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

                      –Vera Nazarian


Books are a uniquely portable magic.

–Stephen King



Volunteer opportunities:

  • Publicity

  • Membership Administration

  • Book Sale

  • Library and Community Events

Become a Member


How your membership benefits you:

  • Email notification of all member-related events

  • Free admission to the Book Sale Preview event

  • Eligible to vote at the annual meeting

  • Deduct annual membership on your taxes