First Book - Monroe County

Contact Akola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
Phone 812-322-7918
Description A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

Midwest Pages to Prisoners

Contact Michael Hoerger
Phone 866-598-1543 (tf)
Email mwpp [at] pagestoprisoners [dot] org
Address The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
118 S. Rogers Suite #2
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Mondays 7-9pm, Thursdays 7-10pm, and Sundays 2-5pm
Description The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.

South Central Indiana Fiction Interface

Contact Larry Smith
Phone 333-2145

Holds story critique meetings at MCPL. Call for more information.


Books Plus Book Discussion Group

Phone 812-349-3050
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours First Sunday of each month at 2 PM in MCPL

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and non-fiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.


University Women's Club Book Discussion Group

Contact Flo Davis
Phone 812-332-8788
Email davisflof [at] aol [dot] com
Hours Meets once a month at members' homes.
Description Open only to University Women's Club members. Book discussion focuses primarily but not exclusively on works of fiction. Hostess duties rotate on a voluntary basis as the group meets in each other's homes.
Additional Contact Becky Rusie
Phone 812-323-8138
Email rarusie [at] comcast [dot] net

Book Circulating Group

Contact Judy Novit (Co-Chair)
Phone 812-339-8911
Email jnovit [at] comcast [dot] net
Description Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half non-fiction.
Additional Contact Lyn Burlson (Co-Chair)
Phone 812-339-5019
Email burleson [at] indiana [dot] edu
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