Aunt Flow period products now available

Approximately 86% of people reportedly start their period in public without the supplies they need.* The Library has selected the vendor Aunt Flow to bring free period products to patrons to help address period poverty, equity, and inclusivity within the community.

We believe that period products should be freely available and accessible to increase the wellbeing and comfort of all patrons. Many libraries and other public spaces are currently participating in this initiative, and MCPL is excited to continue these efforts in Monroe County.

Aunt Flow dispensers can be found at five other Indiana libraries, as well as 135 additional libraries across the country. Dispensers are available in restrooms at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, and Southwest Branch. The dispensers are ADA compliant and use a push button to distribute the products, which are made of 100% organic cotton. Learn more about Aunt Flow’s mission here.

*Free the Tampons, National Research Study, 2013

 

Additional information and resources:

 

All About Periods

  • Let's Talk About Down There


  • Helloflo: The Guide, Period


  • Celebrate Your Body 2


  • Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors


  • Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins


  • Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth


  • Puberty Is Gross but Also Really Awesome


  • Period. End of Sentence: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice


  • 50 Things You Need to Know About Periods: Know Your Flow and Live in Sync With Your Cycle


  • Own Your Period


  • Welcome to your Period


  • Celebrate Your Period: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls


  • Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity


  • Red Moon Gang: An Inclusive Guide to Periods


  • Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement


  • A Girl's Guide to Puberty & Periods


  • Go with the Flow


  • I've Got My Period. So What?


  • Be Period Positive: Reframe Your Thinking and Reshape the Future of Menstruation


  • The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods


  • Celebrate Your Body (And its Changes, Too!)