Mission Statement

The goal of the Friends of the Monticello Public Library is to enhance the Monticello Public Library by improving facilities, equipment, inventories and programs, to increase community awareness and support of the Monticello Public Library and the Friends Group, and to perpetuate the idea through advocacy and heightened community awareness that the Monticello Public Library is an asset to the community that enhances the quality of life in Monticello.


The Friends meet four times a year, normally the second Wednesday in January, April, August, and October at 5:30 p.m.. in the library. (Call the library to confirm date.)

Friends Board

President: Lynn Witt

Vice President: Cathy Fink

Treasurer: Kay Argue

Secretary: Roxie Kolasch

Assistant Secretary: Carolyn Meyer


How to Become a Friend

Individuals and families are eligible to join the Friends of the Monticello Public Library by paying their annual membership dues.  Ask at the library circulation desk for a brochure.  Anyone is welcome to become a member in the Friends.

Membership Dues

Individual $5
Household $10

Individual Lifetime $50
Household Lifetime $100

Fundraisers for Library Projects

  • Membership Drive
  • Cookbook sales
  • Homecoming Weekend Food Stand—2nd weekend in July
  • Silent Auction—November
  • Christmas Gift Giving Tree—December (theme to be announced)

Sponsored Events:

  • Halloween Party—October
  • Summer Reading performers and supplies
  • Annual Movie License



  • Chairs and chair storage rack
  • Monthly adult programs
  • Book Shelves for Pop-up & Board books
  • Charging Station
  • Furniture for Storytime Room
  • 3 Computer Stations and 7 Chairs
  • Display case
  • DVD towers
  • Sound System
  • CD towers
  • Accucut Dies and Storage
  • Computers and software
  • Ipods
  • NOOKs
  • Chairs