Our Mission

The Friends of the Wescott Library is dedicated to the assistance of the Wescott Branch of the Dakota County Library System in its mission to support lifelong learning for county residents of all ages.

Our History

The Friends of the Wescott Library was formed on September 27, 1982. We are a non-profit group consisting entirely of volunteers who believe in the contribution that libraries make to our community and who are willing to contribute their efforts to further the role of the Wescott Library in Eagan.

The Wescott Library opened in 1983 and has since undergone a rapid increase in the number of items in the collection and the number of services provided. In 2004 there were 848,573 items checked out of the library, 6000+ new library cards issued and the collection size grew to about 250,000 items.