Friends are great to have. They help you during bad times and share the good times. Having strong, dedicated friends is a joy indeed.
Libraries are no exception. Many community members believe their tax dollars fully support their local libraries. The truth is that roughly 3¢ - 7¢ of every community tax dollar goes to the library. That doesn't go very far. In order to loan free books and ensure computer access, to create special collections and provide incredible programming for everyone from infants to Seniors, it takes money. Libraries depend upon grants, State funding sources, bequests and donations to maintain the level of service most communities have come to expect.
A heartfelt thank you to our special Friends of the Monrovia Public Library during Friends of the Library week.