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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Enjoy a night out in a friendly, cozy environment with great food by Chef Fred Manion. Your heart will be full knowing that when you show your flyer and dine at Lennie's, the Friends will receive 20% of what you spend after 4 pm every Tuesday, in June. This is your last chance to dine at this Lennie's location! Lennie's will be moving in July. 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 bringing your flyer when you dine at Lennie's. Your dining out has brought in more than $17,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food.

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What a testament to the value our community places on reading and literacy. You packed the auditorium and then more than 70 of you joined in the overflow crowd in the meeting room where we simulcast our program with Michael Koryta. Author Raymond Fleischmann masterfully led an enlightening conversation with Michael as we learned more about his writing style and process, what moves him as a writer, the process for adapting a book for a screenplay, and much more. Michael stayed and signed books for an hour afterward. Once the CATS taping of the program is online, review for many great book suggestions that came out during this talk!

Koryta has been heralded as a master of mystery and suspense. It’s no mystery that Friends like you make the Library so special. The Friends of the Library advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support Library collections, services, programs, and staff development. You can make more wonderful community reading programs like this possible by becoming a Friend to Monroe County Public Library today!

You can mfol_campaign-for-excellence_logo.jpgake an extraordinary difference in our community. Your gift to the Campaign for Excellence contributes to a thriving, dynamic Monroe County. You can provide opportunities to read, learn, connect, 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. Your act of giving speaks loudly. Please join Jef and Pamela Davidson and dopamjefdavidson_img_9768_0.jpgnate today! Your contribution:

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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