Friends of the Library

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

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. The Bookstore will feature a special surprise sale each Sunday. Find out what's on sale when you drop in this Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Proceeds from the Bookstore help the Friends of the Library fund all of the special programs at the Library. Spread the word!

Graphic Novels: More Than a GenreCoffee with Friends

Comic book writing and illustration are at the cutting edge of new media, but human beings have been using this art form to tell stories about life, love, and death since the beginning. From cave paintings to Egyptian tombs to medieval tapestries, storytelling art has a long and illustrious history. Join Children's Services Manager Josh Wolf on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in a discussion of what makes this medium so endlessly vibrant and exciting. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Dine Out for the Library!

Your dining out has brought in over $4,900 for the library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food! Your next opportunity to dine out with the Friends is on Thursday, July 24 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Bobby's Colorado Steakhouse. Show your flier and Colorado Steakhouse will donate 20% of what you spend to the library. 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!

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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