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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
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Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Senior Outreach (734) 241-5770
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Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon - Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Mon: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu - Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 848-4572
Mon: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Senior Outreach
South Rockwood Branch Library
5676 Carleton Rockwood Road S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 749-7485
Mon: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Monroe County Library System Bookmobile

The first bookmobile began serving Monroe County in 1949. For decades children eagerly awaited their visits to this mobile library, until budgetary constraints ended the service in 1998. 

In May 2018, a generous $100,000 bequest was made to the Monroe County Library System in memory of former Library employee Korri Lake.  This donation from Korri Lake's family became the launching point for a new MCLS bookmobile. The goal of the bookmobile is to increase library access to the community while promoting literacy and a life-long love of reading.  While the bookmobile will serve the entire community, considerable focus will be placed on children and early literacy.

 

Keep On Reading, Reaching, & Imagining

MCLS Bookmobile

In honor of Korri and her family, the bookmobile will be named K.O.R.R.I, encouraging children and patrons everywhere to Keep On Reading, Reaching, & Imagining.  

The bookmobile has the capacity to bring 1,800 books to the most vulnerable populations in the community.  There are approximately 150,000 people living in Monroe County and more than 30,000 of those residents are children.  Transportation issues will no longer limit a family’s access to Library resources.

Onboard technology will allow patrons to utilize the Library’s extensive digital resources.  Options include downloadable content, access to databases and reliable research, and training opportunities. 

The bookmobile will also expand the Library’s outreach capabilities.  The vehicle will be available for special literacy programs at schools and daycare centers.  It will also participate in a wide variety of community events that will increase awareness of Library services throughout Monroe County.

 

Fundraising

Progress bar with a picture of the bookmobile

The goal of raising a total of $200,000 for the bookmobile was met in less than 11 months thanks to widespread support from the community. More than 100 individuals and organizations made donations to the bookmobile.  The funds were used to the purchase of the vehicle ($165,000), fill the shelves with books in a variety of formats ($30,000), and provide technology ($5,000).  The Library is committed to absorb all the additional costs associated with staffing and maintaining the bookmobile. 

Thanks to this overwhelming support of the community, the Bookmobile was purchased and premiered in its first public event on April 10, 2019 and the Ellis Library & Reference Center.

 

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Barbra Krueger, Marketing & Community Outreach, at the Mary K. Daume Service Center at (734) 241-5770.

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Our thanks go to community partners who have made significant donations to making the Bookmobile a reality. The Library greatly appreciates their support and commitment to enriching Monroe County!

Foundation Partners at $20,000 or more:
  • The La-Z-Boy Foundation became the Library's first major contributor with a generous donation of $25,000.
  • Community Foundation of Monroe County - $25,000
  • Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital - $20,000
Best Seller - $2,000 Donation:
  • Dr. John and Sheri Kalenkiewicz
  • Helen Patrisso
  • Friends of the Bedford Library
  • Friends of the Monroe County Library System
Page Turner - $1,000 Donation:
  • Geek Guidance
  • Great Lakes Vision Care & Pinnacle Eye Group
  • Friends of the Maybee Library
  • Edward Jones
  • Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel
Bookmark - $500 Donation:
  • Friends of the Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
  • Friends of the Dundee Branch Library
  • Friends of the Ida Branch Library
  • Cross Heating and Cooling, Inc.
  • Williams Insurance Agency
  • The Bellaire Family
  • Inverness Community
  • Sewer and Water Specialist
  • Friends of the South Rockwood Library
  • Friends of the Frenchtown Libraries
  • Monroe Bank & Trust
  • Altrusa International Foundation of Monroe
  • Lisa Haver Wains Insurance Agency
  • Judge Michael Brown
  • Maria McMullin DDS
  • Friendly Ford Inc.
  • Friends of the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
 

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