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 $5,300 for the library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food! Your next opportunity to dine out with the Friends is on Wednesday, August 20 from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at B-Town Diner, downtown on North Walnut Street. Show your flier and B-Town Diner will donate 10% of what you spend to the library.B-Town Diner

The B-Town Diner is Bloomington’s newest restaurant. Enjoy great diner food all day. B-Town Diner offers delicious breakfast specialties all day long, and is staying open for dinner for this Dine Out for the Library event. Choose from a selection of tasty sandwiches, burgers, salads, hot plates, and loaded fries.

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!

Bookstore Now Open on Sundays!

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will now be open on Sundays during regular Library hours. 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. We're getting ready for our move the first week of September to our renovated space on the first floor. Throughout the month of August, when you buy 2 items, your 3rd item of equal or lesser value will be free! Help us move fewer books - shop now and save. 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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