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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Monroe Public Library is to lead the way in meeting the educational and informational needs of the people of Monroe by providing library resources for their interest, information, enlightenment and entertainment. The Monroe Public Library will maintain and make available materials and sponsor programs that will help Monroe residents to: 1. Be life long learners 2. Keep pace with progress in many fields of knowledge 3. Become better members of home and community 4. Be more capable in their occupations 5. Appreciate and enjoy the arts 6. Make use of leisure time as will benefit both self and society 7. Participate in a broad-based exchange of ideas on a wide variety of issues and topics The most crucial ingredients for fulfilling our purpose are an excellent PUBLIC SERVICE staff, a strong COLLECTION of materials,including alumni and obituary files, reflecting the interests of our community, and varied Library sponsored PROGRAMMING for all ages.