Let's Do Something Extraordinary for Monroe
There is something special about every town—it’s a sense of community. It is why we put down roots, why we’re proud of our hometown, and why we work together to make it better. We live in a great community—a wonderful place to live and work. But the library building does not meet these standards.
The renovations we need are all designed to make the library an extraordinary place—more welcoming and able to serve people in new ways that bring us all together. The Library Board of Trustees and Staff heard what the community wants, then had conceptual plans developed to reflect the community’s perspective. Monroe wants a building that will enhance downtown and provide opportunities for people of all ages, encouraging people to move here and to stay here.
We need your help to make this happen. Please join us!
The Campaign for Monroe Public Library begins with women leading the way—we're looking for 100 Extraordinary Women!
This is a unique way for women in Monroe to come together to support a renovated library. Public libraries have never been just buildings with books, but destinations for lifelong learning. The library is one of Monroe’s most important assets—the heart of the community—and we want it to be the best it can be.
Even though people refer to this as the 'new' library, it has not been renovated in almost 25 years. Libraries ‘level the playing field,’ offering all people the tools they need to stay informed, educated and connected. Communities throughout Wisconsin are renovating and expanding their libraries because they know that it is an important tool to attract young families.
The total goal for the "Let's Do Something Extraordinary for Monroe" capital campaign is $1,500,000. Women from throughout Monroe are committed to leading the campaign by raising $100,000 or more. This will have a long-term impact on the entire community, especially its children. The 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative asks a minimum of 100 women to each donate $1,000, with an option to pledge over 5 years, to sponsor the Circulation Desk in the renovated library.
Each woman will have her name (or the name of a woman she wants to honor or remember) permanently listed prominently near the Circulation Desk. Women can form groups for one listing, e.g. family members – mothers, grandmothers, daughters; bowling leagues, book clubs, etc.; and men can honor or remember a woman who is important to them.
You can give online or in person. We ask that all gifts and pledges are made by December 31, 2020. Each woman will receive a thank you, including a pair of 100EW handmade earrings, which have been donated. In Spring 2021, we will celebrate the Extraordinary Women of Monroe with a Celebration Event; details will be shared later. The event is complimentary for those who participate in 100 Women.
We are proud to be part of the national 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative.
For additional information, please contact Suzann Holland, Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.