The Case for Your Support
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.
Many people think of the current facility as the ‘new’ library. But the current facility is more than 25 years old. Library services have changed dramatically in this time, especially in terms of technology. The interests and activities of retired citizens, families, and youth have also changed. Because the staff has done such an excellent job, you do not see the mold in the bathrooms and the leaking water in the basement, but they are there and they need to be fixed. The proposed renovations will greatly enhance the services that the library can provide to people of all ages.
The library is an organization that serves everyone, free of charge. It levels the playing field for people of every age. And no matter how good the programs and services, the building needs to be a place for everyone in Monroe. Think of all the people who need a safe, welcoming place to gather and learn—young families, people who are learning English as a second language at the Literacy Council, the many people who have joined our community from other countries, including the growing Latino population, seniors who are looking for companionship, teens who need a place to ‘hang out’, and groups that need a place to hold a meeting.
The library is where Monroe’s children learn the value of life-long learning. We want it to be the best it can be. It is a selling point for people looking at Monroe as a place to move. Our community has many places, like MAC and the YMCA, that make residents and newcomers say “wow.” We want the library to be a place that enhances the community in the same way. A modern library is key to maintaining a great community.
So much of what makes our community special has been shaped by groups of citizens—people who channeled their values, passions and civic pride into making this a better place. People like you. We believe it is the time for people who call Monroe home to come together and do something extraordinary—to show support for the library that is the heart of our community.
We need to make our library into one that is extraordinary—a place where you can become bigger than yourself.
We need your help to make this happen. Please join us!