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About Our Library

General Information

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Mission Statement
The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is a service institution that seeks to inform, educate, entertain and culturally enrich the community.

Serving Our Community
MUTPL strives to serve the populations of Monticello, Union, and Jackson Townships and has done so for over a century. The totaled population of these areas is approximately 11,000 people. In the summer months our population swells by thousands with those visiting the lake area.

Staff and Departments

The Library Departments and Staff
Library Director:  Interim Director Candace Wells

Our library has three major departments that make up the organization.
  • Circulation Department
    • Manager: Scott Miller
    • The circulation department handles everything dealing with library cards, loaning materials, fines, fees, charges, renewals, and holds on material.
  • Adult Services Department
    • Manager: Candace Wells
    • The Adult department manages the libraries print and non-print adult collections. This department also handles all interlibrary loan, homebound delivery, processing, suggestions for materials, and plans the adult and senior programs.
  • Juvenile Department
    • Manager: Children's Department
    • The Juvenile department maintains the children and teen collections, both print and non-print. This department organizes children and teen programs.


The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is committed to equal opportunity employment. Applicants are sought from all qualified people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, Veteran status, national origin, or ancestry.

Whether you are interested in current or future openings, you are invited to fill out an application for employment. Applications are available at the check-out/Circulation desks and will be kept on file for one year.

pdf Click here to open and print out an application.

Youth Services Manager
Pay: $17.25 negotiable with experience
40 hours/week, some nights and Saturdays/plus benefits

Do you love kids and have the education and skills to work in a library setting? The Monticello-Union Township Public Library has an opening for a full time Youth Services Manager. This position is part of the management team which works directly with the Director. This position is required to have or be able to obtain a Librarian Certificate 5 from the State of Indiana, which includes 9 hours of college level Library Science credit. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science preferred.

Job Summary: Purchase all children and teen materials, provide children and teen programming, and assist customers with their use of the library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Select and oversee the collection of materials, weeding, and inventory for youth patrons including all print and non-print items
Maintain current knowledge of children and teen authors and artists
Evaluate requests for new materials and donated materials for inclusion in the collection
Supervise the
continuous collection development and inventory of all youth materials
Schedule, plan, and deliver programs for children and teens
Supervise processing and cataloging of all juvenile materials
Manage youth department budgets including bills for materials and a monthly budget
Hire, supervise, and evaluate youth department staff

For the full job description, visit this linkPlease send your resume, filled out job application and 3 professional references to Candace Wells, Interim Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 

Monticello-Union Township Public Library
Attn: Interim Director
321 W. Broadway St. 
Monticello, IN 47960

***Only those who fill out the application and send a resume will be looked at for consideration.

: Director 
Status: Salaried/Exempt 
Supervision: Board of Trustees 
Job Summary: Responsible for the daily operation of the library. 
Hours: Full time (40 hrs. per week) 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Plans, implements, and evaluates library services 
Ensures that all customers are greeted and helped in a polite and friendly manner
Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short term goals and objectives
Develops and administers policies concerning library operations, 
budgets, and programs 
Handles complaints in accordance with policy 
Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff
Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel; recommends promotions, transfers, or termination of staff 
Organizes, trains, assigns and evaluates personnel and volunteers 
Conducts staff meetings 
Prepares the annual budget and presents and defends budget requests before the Library Board. 
Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets. 
Purchases new equipment and furnishings 
Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and library materials 
Pursues and applies for grant money 
Prepares monthly and annual financial and statistical reports to Library Board  and State Library 
Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings 
Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings
Oversees equipment, furnishings, and budget of book collections 
Cooperates with community groups and town officials to implement library services
Speaks before local groups 
Keeps informed of current developments in the library field by attending workshops and  professional meetings, and reading current literature 
Maintains membership in professional organizations 
Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as needed Performs other related responsibilities as necessary such as circulation Attends and participates in staff, department, and other job-related meetings. Deposits cash/checks as needed 
Completes internal controls training on an annual basis
Adheres to Staff Code of Ethics/Conduct 
Perform other duties as assigned with alternative  scheduling with online webinars, technology training, and at home short/long term  projects with an executive stay-at-home order during a pandemic 
During a pandemic management will assist in being in the building, as allowed, for limited  hours, to maintain the business obligations of the library 

Education, Experience, and Skills Required for Job: 

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus five (5)  years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three  (3) years in a supervisory capacity. 
Must have Librarian Certificate 2. 
Excellent communication skills and organizational skills 
Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others 
Ability to develop short and long term development plans and objectives 
Honest, punctual, and able to maintain confidentiality 
Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices; concepts of freedom of  speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other  library ethical issues 
Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet, and digital communications
Thorough ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors,  subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public

Please submit your application and resume, with cover letter and three professional reference letters, to Scott Miller at Monticello-Union Township Public Library 321 W. Broadway St., Monticello, IN 47960 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Library Circulation Clerk
Part-time, days, $10.00 per hour
21 hrs/week, rotating schedule, some Saturdays 

Must have a high school diploma/GED, basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be willing to learn new technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform circulation desk duties, including, but not limited to, checking materials in and out, shelving materials, processing holds, and registering patrons for library cards
Answer patron reference, procedural and directional questions accurately either in person or on the telephone
Assist and instruct patrons in use of library services
Answer and direct telephone calls
Demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
Assist patrons with computer questions, especially with Microsoft Office programs

For a full job description for both Evening Circulation Clerk and Daytime Circulation clerk, please download a copy here.
All applicants must fill out the Library's application form.
Please drop off application in person or mail it to the Monticello-Union Township Public Library or call Scott Miller at 574-583-2665 ext 3304 for any questions.

Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Attn: Circulation Services Manager
321 W Broadway St. 
Monticello, IN 47960


Friends of the Library

Our friends of the library group supports our library programs through book sales and love of the library. Many of the adult and children programs are sponsored by the friends.

Inquire about becoming more involved or joining the Friends of the Library. Get interested, get involved! 


MUTPL is always looking for interested individuals who are willing to devote a bit of time to helping out at the library. Volunteers are an irreplaceable asset to MUTPL. They help us with anything from putting away books and shelf reading to helping our at programs.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Monticello Public Library inquire at the circulation desk or call (574) 583-2665 to speak with Scott Miller, our volunteer coordinator and Circulation Manager.

Giving to the Library

To keep pace with the community's needs over the coming years, the library must provide services, resources, education, and opportunities for cultural enrichment. The library has created an Endowment Fund in an effort to look towards and support the future of Monticello.

In supporting our library through the endowment, you support our mission to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the community.

Endowment Fund

The Board of Trustees of the Monticello Union Township Public Library has established an Endowment Plan to enhance library services and provide cultural activities to the growing population of Monticello and White County. Our library budget lost over $70,000 per year when the building bond issue was paid of. We may also lose a significant amount of money due to the new property tax cap.

Our meeting rooms are heavily used and the community may wish to add a theatre, art studio, music practice room, and more library space. To plan ahead for these services and to have the funds to operate an expanded facility, the Trustees have approved an Endowment Fund goal of $8,000,000 divided into four project areas. The interest would be used to supplement the tax supported budget and enhance library services, not to replace or lower tax support.

If you would like more information about the endowment or how to become involved please contact the library director at (574) 583-2665.
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