Technology and Infrastructure
MPLF funds capital improvements to the Monrovia Public Library. We pay for the Monrovia Public Library to replace a portion of the public-use computers in the Library every year. The Foundation expects to begin the one-third cycle all over again, ensuring no computers are more than 3 years old.
MPLF purchased computer printers for patrons’ use in the children’s library as well.
MPLF funded "Sunday Drive" an art installation in the South Lobby of the Library in March 2016.
MPLF funded the "Maker Space" at the Library
MPLF funded self-check out machines for the Library
MPLF funded the “White Board” in the Children’s area
MPLF will sponsor the replacement of Library infrastructure as needs arise.
The Library must meet the needs of the diverse members of the Monrovia community, and MPLF funds the programs that do this. As English author Rumer Godden said, “When you learn to read, you will be born again … and you will never be quite so alone again.” In Los Angeles County as much as 53% of adults cannot read. MPLF began a Literacy Services program to help remedy this situation, providing adults and children with the help they need to learn to read and write.
MPLF funds Adult Literacy Services, which provides one-to-one and group tutoring. A dedicated group of volunteers meets with learners 2-3 times per week. The program emphasizes building upon basic literacy skills such as reading, writing, and speaking English, computer skills, and health and financial literacy.
Monrovia Reads Mobile Literacy Van
Monrovia Public Library Foundation was pleased to partner with the City of Monrovia and Monrovia Reads by funding the wrapping of the van, the computers, bookshelves and other operating items so the Monrovia Reads Literacy Van can visit the each of the 5 Monrovia Elementary Schools one afternoon per week.
Reading Takes You Everywhere!
MPLF made a generous donation to support the Library's 2018 Summer Reading Club, "Reading Takes You Everywhere." Children of all ages -- and adults -- participate in programs, shows, activities and more...all dedicated to making reading a fun and rewarding habit. "Read for the Win" participants read, discover and create! See the full calendar of events, sign up, and help MPLF support even more literacy programs with your own donation.