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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This month's Dine Out is a little different. Enjoy a set three-course dinner for $20 (not including tax, tip or beverage) on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 pm and FARM will donate $10 of that to the Friends to support library programming. Each dinner will include salad to start and a cobbler for dessert as well as your choice of two entrees: Stone oven pasta or FARM's Pork, Beef, & Bison meat loaf with Mushroom Gravy and mashed potatoes. 

Make your reservations at least 4-5 days in advance to "events [at]" When you make your reservation, please let FARM know your preference for the meatloaf or the pasta dinner. Arrive at FARM between 5:45 and 6:15 pm and enjoy a delicious meal and a fun night out with friends.

Show your love for your public library by making a reservation to dine at FARM. Your dining out has brought in more than $18,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food. Make plans to get together with friends for some fun while you dine and donate to the Library.

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Thanks to CATS, you can now access Michael Koryta's talk on demand! There are some great book suggestions that came out during this talk as well. 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. It was a wonderful evening gathering a community of readers.

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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