Enjoy lunch or dinner at Esan Thai Restaurant, recognized for its outstanding Thai cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff. Visit Wednesday, May 18 or Thursday, May 19, 11 am-9 pm. Show your flier  available at library kiosks or print from our website and Esan Thai will donate 15% of your purchase to the Library. Your meal will taste even better knowing you’re contributing to an award-winning Library for all in the community! Your dining out has brought in more than $7,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food.
Writers’ Groups in Bloomington
Please join us for Coffee with Friends on Sunday, June 5, 2-3 pm, Meeting Room 1B, featuring several local writing groups. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Joanne Passet, an academic history writer who is also writing a young adult novel with an historical background. All are welcome whether you are a novice author, published author, active in a current writing group, or want to reflect and write about your own life. Learn more about the local resources available to support you in developing your writing. Drop in for this Friends of the Library program!
Your gift to the Campaign for Excellence enriches lives and strengthens our community by providing equitable access to information and opportunities to read, learn, discover, and create. Your generosity will help the Library improve literacy, continue to innovate, spread the joy and power of reading, and reach out to people throughout the community. Please donate today!  Your contribution:
Supports Library programs for all ages including the exhibit of Maurice Sendak's  original artwork in February and March, 2016 visited by more than 11,000 people!
- Builds the Library's collection
- Will have a greater impact thanks to a matching grant from Smithville Charitable Foundation!
Friends 50th Birthday
We had a blast at our Birthday Bash, celebrating 50 years of the Friends of the Library. It's been wonderful this year connecting with the many people who have a passion for our community's public library. As we reflect on the past, we also must plan for the future to keep Monroe County Public Library an outstanding community asset for years to come. Your gift to the Friends makes possible all of the wonderful programming available at the Library for everyone in the community to enjoy. Tax support makes our Library good. It's the generosity of wonderful, caring people like you who value the importance of a strong public library as a community resource for everyone to enjoy who make our Library great! It's never too late to be a Friend to your library. Please join us. Become a Friend of the Library  today! Let's be best friends forever.
The Powe r of Words: MARCH 
The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library were honored to present The Power of Words featuring the authors of March: civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and local artist Nate Powell at the IU Auditorium.
Congressman Lewis and his co-creators inspired all as they discussed their groundbreaking graphic novel series, March, an engaging and award-winning first-hand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.
Our format for The Power of Words involved four parts: Read, Discuss, Meet, Act. Continue your journey with this year's Power of Words and ACT . Lewis, Aydin, and Powell stressed the importance of being engaged and voting. Make your voice heard! The Library is proud to partner with the League of Women Voters as your go-to place for information  on voting and elections. Use our tools  to exercise your rights and fulfill your duties as a citizen of a democracy.
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–F, 9:30am-5pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080 
FOL at mcpl.info