Educational Institutions

Monroe County Public Library Foundation Inc

  • Bloomington, IN
  • http://mcpl.info/friends

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.

Main Programs

  1. Summer Reading Program

ruling year

1993

President since 2012

Self-reported

Karen Franks

Vice President since 2012

Self-reported

John Baumert

Keywords

Self-reported

Friends, Library, nonprofit, 501c3, advocacy, foundation, donations, membership, bookstore, endowment

Notes from the Nonprofit

In the spirit of friendship...

How do you define friendship?
A helping hand? A shoulder to lean on? A steadfast guide and teacher? A library embodies all this—and so much more—to the families and communities it serves.

We are the Friends of the Library (also known as the Monroe County Public Library Foundation). As a nonprofit corporation, we 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.

These additional funds help the library buy more books, CDs, movies, and computers.

But that's not all.

We also support some of the community's most cherished programs, including puppet shows, summer reading programs, adult reading workshops and tutoring, and more.

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EIN

35-1892355

 Number

1243870569

Physical Address

303 E Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN 47408

Also Known As

Friends of Monroe County Public Library

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The Friends of the Library provides ALL of the extras that make Monroe County Public Library such a vital community resource. We provide funding for all of the programming for children, teens, and adults, including early literacy programs and programs for adult learners including those learning English as a second language. We provide funding for meeting patron requests for materials which usually are the most requested items in the library collection. Library staff are a critical community resource and we provide substantial funding for library staff development and training. The funds provided by the Friends of the Library are essential to our Library being the special, award-winning resource for everyone in the community.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Summer Reading Program

The Library's Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage children to stay engaged with learning and reading while having fun over the summer. Summer reading is essential to success in school and enhanced literacy.

Category

Literacy

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$12,800.00

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MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Monroe County Public Library Foundation Inc

Leadership

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President

Karen Franks

Vice President

John Baumert

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karen Franks

Friends of Monroe County Public Library

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?