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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Love your Library in February! 18 signature flavors of delicious handcrafted pizza in Tavern-Cut, Deep Dish, or gluten free styles. BJ’s offers a variety of delicious soups, salads, handcrafted burgers, tasty sandwiches, tacos, and “enlightened” entrees. Finish off your meal with the world famous Pizookie! Your heart will be full knowing that when you show your flyer and dine at BJ's, the Friends will receive 20% of what you spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages from 11 am - 11 pm Wednesdays, February 20 and 27 and Thursdays, February 21 and 28. Your dining brings funds to your public library to make every day full of opportunities for so many in our community.

Your dining out has brought in more than $16,000 for the Library! Thank you for enjoying all that great food.


Join us for Coffee with Friends with author Douglas Wissing on Sunday, February 24 from 2-3 pm in Meeting Room 1B, Monroe County Public Library. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends Hospitality Committee. This program is free and all are welcome.
Journalist and author Douglas Wissing will discuss his coverage of the Afghanistan War, now in its eighteenth year, and reads from his latest book, Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying through America's Endless War in Afghanistan. He also discusses his independent reporting for media that include The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, National Geographic Traveler, BBC, and CNN.
The Friends of the Library sponsors Coffee with Friends, an opportunity to meet authors and artists 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!

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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