What’s happening this week at the Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Public Library provides opportunities for local residents to read, learn, connect and create. The downtown library is located at 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. and the Ellettsville branch is at 600 W. Temperance St. All events are free of charge. Event funding is provided by the Friends of the Library Foundation.

Closed Memorial Day

The Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, and Bookmobile will be closed Monday, May 30. You can still use your library card to access ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and much more online anytime! Visit mcpl.info/digital to learn more.

In-Person Summer Reading Games are Back

The library’s free all-ages summer reading games are back in person! Read for fun, complete activities, and attend events to earn prizes! Pick up a game board at the Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, or on the Bookmobile, now through July 31! This year, the Friends of the Library Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County when the library meets its registration goal of 1,000 people! Learn more at mcpl.info/summerreading.

Tiny Art Show

Looking for something fun to explore? Come view the 3″ x 3″ painted tiny art masterpieces at the Ellettsville Branch Art Gallery, painted by local kids, teens, and adults! All ages. Drop in throughout the month of June.


Come get your hands dirty as you explore experiments, projects, and crafts that focus on gardening and sustainability. Each session will include information on the week’s topic, but you’ll quickly move into some hands-on projects in the Library’s garden. This series will include occasional expert guests. Ages 7-12. It’s 10:30-11:30 am Friday in the children’s program room at the downtown library. Drop in.

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