About Our Library
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is to enrich the community by connecting people to diverse experiences and resources.
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
Library 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.
- Youth Services Department
- Manager: Tammy Criminger
- The Youth Services department maintains the children and teen collections, both print and non-print. This department organizes children and teen programs.
- Manager: Tammy Criminger
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.
Adult Services Manager
Full-time, $17.25 - $19.65 Salaried/Exempt
40 hrs/week, evenings and some Saturdays
The Adult Services Manager would be part of the management team working closely with the Director. They will be in charge of developing and implementing programming that supports the mission of the library and follows the library’s strategic plan. The manager will be responsible for the development and maintenance of adult collection. They will supervise staff in the adult department. This individual will possess leadership skills that will build on the connections and partnerships within the community.
This position requires the individual to have or be able to obtain a Librarian Certificate 5 from the State of Indiana. To be able to achieve a Librarian Certificate 5, they must have 60 credit hours of college classes with 9 hours focused on Library Science classes. A Masters of Library Science is preferred but a combination of education and experience will be considered.
Responsibilities of the Adult Services Manager include:
Planning and implementing programming for adults
Working as a team in planning library services
Creating and continuing connections with community organizations
Provide outreach services for homebound patrons
Assume responsibility for collection management and development
Select and supervise processing and cataloging of all adult materials and supplies
Supervise the continuous weeding and inventory of all adult materials
Create and maintain the monthly budget
Embody professional, helpful customer service attitude
Starting wage is $17.25 – $19.65, depending upon experience, – 40 hours/week, some Saturdays. Benefits included are health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, and PERF.
***Only those who fill out the application and send a resume will be looked at for consideration. The position is open till filled.
Friends of the Library
The purpose of the Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library is to establish a closer relationship between the library and the public. This non-profit organization promotes the knowledge of and advocates for the library’s services and needs. New members are welcome, through volunteering with the library’s various projects or by financial support to the group as due paying members.The Friends support the library by funding activites, supplies, classes, projects, and equipment. Due to the support of the Friends group, the library was able to successfully host the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, the Broadway Art Show, Lego Leagues, and special presentations.
Every year, the Friends hold used book sales to financially support the library. Friends volunteer their time to organize and set up each book sale. Donations from the community benefit these book sales and support the Friends mission to promote and support the library. If you would like to donate materials to the book sales, please contact the library at 574-583-2665 to ask if the library is accepting donations.
The Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library have set up their organization with AmazonSmile and Kroger to receive donations when you shop and make purchases at these participating stores. For information on how to set up those accounts, contact the library for a one-on-one instruction or you can download a copy of the Friends brochure for a guide on setting these accounts up.
Friends of the Library Board
Friends President - Susie Ezra
Vice President - Marilyn Whitney
Secretary - Mary Sigman
Treasurer - Linda Zettee
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
Would you like to support programming, services, and resources at the library? There are a few options for supporting the library through the Library Endowment Fund, Friends of the Library, Sponsorship, or direct donation.
In keeping pace with the community’s needs over the coming years, the library must provide services, resources, education, and opportunities for cultural enrichment. The Board of Trustees of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library has established an Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of White County in an effort to enhance library services and provide cultural activities to the growing population of Monticello and White County.
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 three project areas. The interest would be used to supplement the tax supported budget and enhance library services, not to replace or lower tax support. There are three project funds set up for Adult Services, Children's, and Building and Grounds. The interest from these funds will be used to supplement the tax supported budget and enhance library services, not to replace or lower tax support.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes the knowledge of and advocates for the library’s services and needs. Every year, the Friends hold used book sales to financially support the library. Friends volunteer their time to organize and set up each book sale. Proceeds from the book sales benefit the library through programs, materials, supplies, and technology.
The Friends have set up their organization with AmazonSmile and Kroger to receive donations when you shop and make purchases at these participating stores. Simply shop at the link smile.amazon.com and login or create a new account then select Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library from the selection of organizations to support. For the Kroger community rewards, you will need to visit krogercommunityrewards.com and login with your account or create a digital account linked to your Kroger card, then search for the Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library enter the NPO number DP248 to add and save them to your account.
A brochure explaining more about the Friends group is available at the circulation desk or you can download a copy here. Become a Friend, Get Involved!
Sponorship and Donations
Businesses and individuals can provide support for programs, services, and resources through sponsorship or direct donation. The Library welcomes sponsorship from local businesses, corporations, families and individuals. Generous support from our sponsors helps the Library in its mission to provide programs and services, which benefit the entire community. Your monetary donation will help with technology needs, and extra supplies and materials for our regular programs such as story times, movie nights, painting classes, teen cooking and special programming. There are levels of sponsorship and recognition received for each monetary donation.