Friends of the Library

 MCPL at night.

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

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!

Dine Out for the Library!  Uptown Cafe

Support the Library by dining out Tuesday, March 31, at the Uptown Café anytime between 7:00am and 10:00pm. That’s right, this promotion lasts all day long, so pick the meal you want to enjoy while you support the Library. Pick up a flyer from the Friends kiosk at the Library or bring this one with you to the Uptown Tuesday, March 31, 7:00am to 10:00pm. Uptown Café will donate 20% of what you spend to the Friends.

Bookstore Clearance Sale

The Spring Bookstore Clearance Sale will be held March 27-30 in Program Room 1B/1C at Monroe County Public Library. Items are $1 or less and prices are reduced each day. Everything is FREE on Monday! Special “Early Bird” hours for Friends Members only will be 5:30–7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Join now or at the door! Proceeds are used to support Library needs. So come and buy some good books at great prices and help the Library at the same time. Spread the word!

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
FOL at

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