About Us

About Us

Mission | Spark curiosity and enrich lives by connecting people to ideas, information, and innovative services.

Vision | An informed, engaged, and connected community.

Values | COMMUNITY. INNOVATION. EQUITY.

Library Staff

LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Melissa Dragoo

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

-Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Jenna Wolfgang

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

-Anonymous

TECHNICAL SERVICES

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

MARKETING

Kaleigh Cochard

“A well read woman is a dangerous creature”

-Anonymous

ADULT PROGRAMMING

Karis Madison

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

-George R.R. Martin

Board Members

Julie Wilson

BOARD PRESIDENT

Kittie Masters

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

Catherine Witsman

BOARD SECRETARY/TREASURER

Ashley Jenkins

BOARD MEMBER

Lola Halterman

BOARD MEMBER

Becky Hiday

BOARD MEMBER

Tonya Galbraith

BOARD MEMBER

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:

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.

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