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Friends of the Library

Address303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the 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.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Downtown Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Contactfol [at]
Year Established1965
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly INCOLSA)


MCLS is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. MCLS provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources. MCLS saves member libraries time and money.


Please Note: The merge between INCOLSA and MCL is now complete. They are now known as MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

ContactRandy Dykhuis (Executive Director)
dykhuisr [at]
Additional ContactBrian Austin ( System Administrator)
austinb [at]
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