Mona Rae Bays was American librarian. Named Best Boss in Central Illinois Decatur Herald and Review, 1987, Young Careerist Business and Professional Women's Association, 1978. Elder, board directors First Christian Church of Mattoon. Member American Library Association, American Business Women's Association (Woman of Year Mattoon chapter 1980, 95, Pegtown chapter 1999), Women of the Moose, Illinois Library. Association.
- Youth library Mattoon (Illinois) Public Library., 1973-1975, cataloger, 1975-1976, library, 1976-1994, director, 1994—2002. Co-owner Bays Services, since 1999.
- House Not Made With Hands
- HNMWH is a memoir that details the life of an African-American woman, Jeannette Lee Causey, from her birth in New Orleans, Louisiana, to her years as a mother of six daughters and a pastor's wife.
- A house not made with hands: The first 125 years in the life of the First Christian Church of Mattoon
1973 - 1975
1975 - 1976
1976 - 1994