Friday, July 1, 2011

Monroe Public Library to Expand Genealogy and Local History Resources

Board OK with library plan. (Monroe Times, 6/28/2011)

Excerpt:   Monroe Public Library Director Suzann Holland updated the Monroe School Board on the library's decision to move ahead with remodeling the basement and expanding the genealogical and history service offerings.

The Monroe School District Administrative Center is housed in the third floor in the same building as the library.

The Monroe School Board unanimously approved the remodeling of the basement of the library for a total cost of $18,248. Holland said about $11,000 for the project is coming from the library's gift account and the rest is being funded by the Friends of the Library.

The genealogical organization and library will have computers and genealogical resources available.

Holland said the library is also looking to have history on local buildings available.

"It's a win-win situation for all involved with the $11,000 in gift money," Holland said. "I think it will increase traffic to both organizations," she said of the genealogical organization and the library

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