Friends of the Library

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

Dine Out for the Library!

Your dining out has brought in over $5,500 for the library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food! Your next opportunity to dine out with the Friends is on Monday, October 20 from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. at either Bucceto's location. Show your flier and Bucceto's will donate 20% of what you spend to the library.

Take a night off from cooking & enjoy some Pizza & Pasta with Personality.

Spend some time with friends. Your meal will taste even better knowing you’re contributing to an award-winning library for all in the community.

Make plans to get together with friends for some fun while you dine and donate to the library!

Coffee with Friends

The Richmond Group Artists

Join us for Coffee with Friends on Sunday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1B, 1st floor, Main Library. Enjoy a conversation with Shaun Thomas Dingwerth, author of The Richmond Group Artists. This is the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style, and whose interest in fostering art in their community made an authentic contribution to the history of art in America.

Bookstore Now Open on Sundays!

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will now be open on Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. Take advantage of free parking downtown on Sundays to pick up wonderful books, music, and movies at amazingly low prices. The Bookstore is now located directly off the atrium on the first floor of the Main Library with an expanded selection. Proceeds from the Bookstore help the Friends of the Library fund all of the special programs at the Library. Spread the word!

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!

Thank you! Your gifts to the Friends CampaiCampaign for Excellencegn for Excellence will allow Monroe County DonateNowPublic Library to reach new audiences with early literacy outreach programs, and will extend opportunities to everyone in our community to read, learn, discover, and create. Your gifts to the 2013 Campaign for Excellence raised $42,926 to help create a special place for babies and caregivers in the Learn and Play Space, introduce digital creativity tools to children and families, support Math Homework Help, and invest in digital content to support school assignments. Your generosity will make a difference! Thank you for all you do to support Monroe County Public 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-4pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080
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