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Share a Rainbow

Share a RainbowMarch is Reading Month March is Reading Month, and to celebrate, we are using the book, Share Your Rainbow by R.J. Palacio, to share hope for the future with artwork. To participate, decorate the rainbow on this coloring sheet, or make a rainbow of your own in some other creative way. Submit your rainbows to the Ida Branch Library, or email stephanie.wintersteen@monroe.lib.mi.us

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Lucky Leprechaun Contest

Lucky Leprechaun ContestLucky Leprechaun Contest We are looking for our Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold! We need your help to find him. To enter, download the contest sheet, then draw and color the leprechaun's face. Return your completed sheet to the Vivian Branch Library between March 1, 2021 - March 13, 2021. If your picture helps us find our sneaky little friend, you might win his Pot of Gold!

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Library Reopens Doors

Library Doors ReopenThe Monroe County Library System is pleased to announce the reopening of library branches to the public, by appointment, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. “We appreciate the community's support and patience during this rapidly changing situation,” said Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System. "At this time, we are pleased to once again be able to reopen our branches for patron visits.”Reopening By Appointment or Walk-in Libraries will be open by appointment for patrons to browse open collections...

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Resources for Parents, Students, and Educators

Resources for Parents, Students, and Educators The mission of the Monroe County Library System is to enrich the quality of life for all residents by providing free access to informational, educational, and recreational resources. During the challenges brought on by COVID-19, the Library is actively striving to support parents and students in search of educational resources. The following collection of reliable Library resources have been refined especially for children, middle and high school students, college students, adults...

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All Ages Autumn Coloring Contest

Enter by Monday, November 30, 2020 Contest Rules One entry per person. You can only use the provided coloring sheet. Sheets are available to pick up at your nearest branch, or you can click here to download your coloring sheet. Return completed coloring sheet to any branch of the Monroe County Library System, or email them to jennifer.saul@monroe.lib.mi.us, between Monday, November 2, 2020 and Monday, November 30, 2020. Make sure your name, age, and phone number are on your completed coloring sheet. All entries must be original....

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Library Doors Reopen

Library Doors ReopenThe Monroe County Library System is pleased to announce the re-opening of library branches to the public, by appointment, on Monday, September 14, 2020. “After safely providing curbside service for three months, we are moving on to the next phase of our re-opening plan,” said Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System.Re-Opening By Appointment Libraries will be open by appointment for patrons to browse open collections and use the computers Appointments will be available in one hour increments....

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Working to Achieve Social Equality

The library community at-large and the Monroe County Library System specifically, has always stood for the free exchange of ideas and dialogue of important issues. MCLS continually strives to achieve our mission to enrich the quality of life for all residents by providing free access to informational, educational, and recreational resources. During the June 2020 Board of Trustees meeting MCLS joined with libraries around the nation to sign the Urban Library Council's statement on Racial and Social Equality.  To date, approximately...

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Curbside Service

The Monroe County Library System is pleased to announce the beginning of touch free curbside services. Governor Whitmer’s recent Executive Orders 2020-110 and 2020-97 will allow most branches of the Monroe County Library System to begin offering curbside service as of Monday, June 8, 2020. “We are eager to provide curbside service to our patrons and move to the next phase of re-opening,” said Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System. "We appreciate the support and patience of our community during this time."...

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Reading List: Books on Racial Equality

The Monroe County Library System continues to promote diversity, tolerance, and acceptance in our collection, programming, and staff interactions.  Libraries serve as a haven for all people to learn, explore, and grow in the knowledge that they are safe and respected.  The following reading lists address activism, equality, and standing against racism.   Click for Print Titles Click for Digital Titles   During the June 2020 meeting, the MCLS Board of Trustees joined with libraries around the nation to sign the...

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