Technology and Infrastructure
MPLF funds capital improvements to the Monrovia Public Library. We pay for Monrovia Public Library to replace a portion of the public-use computers in the Library every year. By the end of 2016 all of the computers will be replaced. The Foundation expects to begin the one-third cycle all over again, ensuring no computers available for the public is more than 3 years old.
MPLF purchased computer printers for patrons’ use in the children’s library as well.
MPLF will also consider sponsoring the replacement of other Library infrastructure as the Library’s 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.
Read to the Rhythm
MPLF made a generous donation to support the Library's 2015 Summer Reading Club, "Read to the Rhythm." Children of all ages -- and adults -- participate in programs, shows, activities and more...all dedicated to making reading a fun and rewarding habit. "Read to the Rhythm" 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.