Friends of the Library

 MCPL at night.

The only way to have a friend is to be one. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends Bookstore Clearance Sale in Ellettsville!

The Friends of the Library Bookstore Clearance Sale will be held at the Ellettsville Branch Library Friday, May 1 – Monday, May 4. Please spread the word to your friends. People regret the great bargains on books they missed when they find out about the sale too late. Do you know organizations that are always looking for free books? Encourage them to come on Free Day. There is a great selection of books still available then.

The Clearance Sale is open to the public:

Friday, May 1 (10 am-6 pm; all books $.50-$1.00)

Saturday, May 2 (10 am-6 pm; all books .25-.50 cents)

Sunday, May 3 (1-5 pm; Fill a Bag with books for $2)

Monday, May 4 (10 am-1 pm; FREE DAY)


ImageDine Out for the Library! 


Support the Library by dining out Sunday, May 17, at Texas Roadhouse between 11:00am and 10:00pm. Dine-in or carry-out, get Legendary Food, Legendary Service—all with lots of Legendary Fun while you support the Library. Bring your flyer and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of what you spend to the Friends.


It's the FrieFriends 50th Birthdaynds of the Library's 50th Birthday! 2015 will be a year of celebration—reflecting on the past and planning for the future of the Friends of Monroe County Public Library. We need your help to celebrate in style! Please review the list of 50th birthday activities and indicate where you would like to join in. You may return completed forms to any Library checkout desk in an envelope marked Friends of the Library. Or scan and email to fol at Everyone's invited to the party. Please join us in making this a memorable year for the Friends of the Library!

Mission Statement

The Friends of Monroe County Public Library support the mission, vision, and values of the Library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support Library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

Friends of the Library Office

303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
Office Hours: M–TH, 10am-5pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080
FOL at

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