About Us

About Us

The Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library envisions being a community place, improving the community’s lives through programs, services and collections that engage, educate, and entertain the residents of Vernon Township. Our mission is to provide free access to information and experiences in a safe, welcoming space for our residents.

Annual Report
Strategic Plan

Library Staff


Melissa Dragoo

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”

-Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Jenna Wolfgang

A child who reads, will be an adult who thinks”



Jean Medley

”Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.”

-Charles W. Eliot


Kaleigh Cochard

“A well read woman is a dangerous creature”



Karis Madison

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.”

-George R.R. Martin


Patrick Hanlon

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”


Board Members

Julie Wilson


Kittie Masters


Catherine Witsman


Ashley Jenkins


Lola Halterman


Becky Hiday


Tonya Galbraith


FVTPL Library Trustees are appointed by the Hancock County Commissioners, Hancock County Council, and the Mount Vernon Community School Corporation. Our library trustees are residents of Vernon Township who are interested in serving the community and are dedicated to helping the library fulfill its’ mission.

Board meetings are generally held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the library. The Library Board welcomes you to our meetings. We value the ideas and insights of our constituents and therefore allow 15 minutes of each meeting for public input. However, only persons who have completed the form and given it to a Library Board member prior to the start of the meeting will be allowed to speak. The 15-minute segment will be divided by the number of persons requesting to speak.

If you would like to reach our Library Board, please send an email to:

Download the Form

Board Meeting Agendas:

Board Meeting Agendas:

Agenda for August 17, 2021
Agenda for July 20, 2021
Agenda for June 15, 2021
Agenda for May 18, 2021
Agenda for April 20, 2021
Agenda for March 16, 2021
Agenda for February 16, 2021
Agenda for January 19, 2021
Agenda for January 18, 2022
Agenda for February 15, 2022
Agenda for March 15, 2022
Agenda for April 19, 2022

Board Meeting Minutes:

Board Meeting Agendas:

January Board Minutes
February Board Minutes
March Board Minutes
April Board Minutes
May Board Minutes
June Board Minutes
July Board Minutes
August Board Minutes
September Board Minutes
October Board Minutes
November Board Minutes
December Board Minutes
January Board Minutes
February Board Minutes
March Board Minutes

Library Policies:

Library Policies:

The mission of the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library is to provide free access to information and experiences in a safe, welcoming space for our residents. We have created policies to help us achieve this mission.
Internet and Computer Use Policy
Acceptable Behavior Policy
Covid Policy
Collection Development Policy

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