About Our Library
Limited Hours During Public Emergency
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Open 10 AM - 1 PM, closed for cleaning 1 PM - 3 PM, Open 3 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday and Thursday Open 10 AM - 1 PM, closed for cleaning 1 PM - 3 PM, Open 3 PM - 7 PM
The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is a service institution that seeks to inform, educate, 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
Library Director: Tina Emerick
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: Cara Ringle
- The Juvenile department maintains the children and teen collections, both print and non-print. This department organizes children and teen programs.
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.
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Youth Services Manager
Do you love kids and have the education and skills to work in a library setting? If so, we are seeking a Full Time Youth Services Manager. This position is a part of our management team which works directly with the Director.
Bachelor’s Degree required including 9 hours of college level Library Science credit included in the bachelor’s or the additional hours can be obtained after the bachelor’s. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science preferred. Experience in early childhood, sense of humor and library experience is a plus.
You will be a supervisor to 2FT/2PT in the department. Pay is $37,000/year., flexible schedule - 40 hours/week and benefits.
***Only those who fill out the application and send a resume’ will be looked at for consideration.
Friends of the Library
Inquire about becoming more involved or joining the Friends of the Library. Get interested, get involved!
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
In supporting our library through the endowment, you support our mission to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the community.
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.