Friends of the Library

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

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We welcome our new dine out partner, DeAngelo's, in May. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner and DeAngelo's will donate 15% of what you spend when you bring your flyer and dine any time on Tuesday, May 8 and May 15, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., dine-in or carry-out. DeAngelo's Italian restaurant has been part of the Bloomington community since 2003. Located in the Eastland Plaza, DeAngelo's has served top quality Italian food since its inception, sourcing many ingredients from local farmers. Show your flyer available at library kiosks or print from our website. Your dining out has brought in more than $13,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food.

nea-big-read-social-logo_with-website.jpgJoin the Friends and Monroe County Public Library in broadening our understanding of our world, our community, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Let's join together as a community to read and discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. We have a host of free community programs including book discussions, films, art talks & exhibits, learning opportunities, and much more as The Big Read continues through April 30, 2018. Amber Waves: The Many Faces of Monroe County photo exhibit is on display in the Commons area at Ivy Tech throughout the month of April. The 3rd Annual Ivy Tech Diversity Speaker Series takes place Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7:30 pm. Expand your awareness at Snap Judgments, Identity, & Oppression - the Sam Killermann Show.
You can make an extraordinary difference in our community. Your gift to the Campaign for Excellence contributes to a thriving, dynamic Monroe County. 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. Your act of giving speaks loudly. Please join Jim and Jeanne Madison and donate today! Your contribution:
  • Supports award-winning Library programs for all ages
  • Builds the Library's collection—from books, movies, and music to mobile wi-fi hotspots and digital creativity tools
  • Prepares children for success in school through early literacy initiatives, the Summer Reading Program, and access to new technologies
  • Provides an eAccess library card to every student in Monroe County, enabling access to top-quality Library content in the classroom
  • Your Library works hard every day to provide equitable access to information and technology for everyone in the community. Your donation makes it possible.

Learn more about this year's Campaign for Excellence!

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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