The Community Foundation of Monroe County will donate $25,000 to the Monroe County Library System’s new bookmobile during a ceremony Wednesday morning.

 “The Community Foundation takes pride in our ability to affect positive change.  The bookmobile aligns with our goal to invest in a better future for Monroe,” said Kathleen Russeau, Executive Director.

The bookmobile will enrich the quality of life for residents of Monroe County by increasing access to library resources and equalizing opportunities.  It has the capacity to bring 1,800 books to families and gives them access to extensive digital resources.  Considerable focus is being placed on children and early literacy.  

“We are looking forward to removing transportation barriers and promoting a life-long love of reading to our most vulnerable populations,” said Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System.  “Thanks to the Community Foundation’s generous contribution we are one step closer to that goal.”

The Community Foundation encourages the creation of permanent charitable funds and disburses those assets to help meet the challenges of changing times.  Funding for the bookmobile came from the McWebb Little Brown Bear Fund, Gertz Family Values Endowment Fund, and the Youth Fund.

The bookmobile is currently in production and is expected to begin serving Monroe County in the spring of 2019.