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

We've got a new Dine Out partner this month! Gather your friends and family and head to Culver's on Tuesday, April 23 from 5 - 8 pm. At Culver's, everything is prepared fresh including the frozen custard. For the month of April, Culver's is featuring Northwoods Walleye that is sustainably caught in the cold, clean Canadian waters of Lake Winnipeg. Your heart will be full knowing that when you dine at Culver's, the Friends will receive 5-10% of what you spend from 5 - 8 pm on Tuesday, April 23. Your dining brings funds to your public library to make every day full of opportunities for so many in our community.

Show your love for your public library by dining at Culver's. Everyone who makes a purchase from 5 -8 pm will be supporting the Library. No flyer necessary, but if you need a reminder, we've got a flyer for you!

Your dining out has brought in more than $17,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food.


Join us for Coffee with Friends with Dana Duffy on Sunday, April 28 from 2-3 pm in Meeting Room 1B, Monroe County Public Library for The Alcotts and the Marches: Louisa May Alcott's True and Fictional Families. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends Hospitality Committee. This program is free and all are welcome. Bring a friend!
Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the 1868 novel Little Women. Many have assumed the Marches were a genuine reflection of the Alcott family. While each had four sisters, a venerable mother, and long lost wealth, the daily struggles of the Marches paled in comparison to the crushing poverty, and mental and physical illnesses that plagued the Alcotts.
The Friends of the Library sponsors Coffee with Friends, an opportunity to meet authors, artists, and educators and learn more about their work. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support Library collections, services, programs, and staff development. Be a Friend to Monroe County Public Library today!

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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–F, 10am-6pm
(812)349-3050, ext. 1080

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