Friends of the Library

 MCPL at night.

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

Two Hundred Years (Almost) of Indiana History 
Hoosiers

Come hear entertaining speaker, and award-winning professor and author, James Madison at this year’s annual meeting of the Friends of the Library, Wednesday, June 24, 5:45 p.m. Please join us for this special event in our 50th Birthday year! Madison is the 2013 Regional Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Award winner. His latest book, Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana, offers an invigorating view of one of America's distinctive states and the long and fascinating journey of its people. Madison will be available to sign books after the talk. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome! Bring a friend!


It's the FrieFriends 50th Birthdaynds of the Library's 50th Birthday! 2015 is a year of celebration—reflecting on the past and planning for the future to keep Monroe County Public Library an outstanding community asset for years to come. Your gift to the Friends makes possible The Friends 50th Birthday!all of the wonderful programming available at the Library for everyone in the community to enjoy. Everyone's invited to the party. Please join us in making this a memorable year for the Friends of the Library! Does the Library have 500 friends? We hope so. Become a Friend of the Library today. Let's be best friends forever.

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 mcpl.info