The FOLM was formed in 2001 and initially was heavily focused on supporting the expansion of the library which was at that point only 20% or so of its current size.  Following the successful expansion of the library the FOLM group focused on supporting children’s programs. This led to the creation on the current annual Children’s Book Exchange.   With the arrival of a new library director in 2016, the FOLM has expanded in membership and to support the full scope of the MPL mission.