The Monroe Community Library is operated by the Benton County Library District which is supported by all the taxpayers of the county. But the building belongs to the Monroe community. A group of neighbors recognized the need to plan now for the building’s preservation into the future. The result is a partnership of South Benton Community Enhancement Association, the City of Monroe, and the Corvallis-Benton County Library Foundation to create a permanent fund to repair and maintain the elements of the library as they wear out.
The Monroe Community Library Legacy Fund is unique: it is dedicated exclusively to the Library’s capital maintenance, enhancement, and preservation: long term expensive projects like roof and heating system replacement. All the funds raised will be dedicated to the Monroe Community Library building, invested by the trusted Corvallis-Benton County Library Foundation and disbursed through a community process managed by a group of volunteers working with South Benton Community Enhancement Association.
The fund was established in 2019 and since then has gained a healthy amount. However, it is not enough to provide long term stability for the building’s preservation.
Please donate now, either online or by check.
Make checks payable to: The Library Foundation and send to: 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330. The Library Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID #93-0933948. Checks made directly to Monroe Community Library Legacy Fund or Monroe Community cannot be deposited.
You can match your donation through the Oregon Cultural Trust and/or ask your employer about matching donations. The Library Foundation and South Benton Enhancement Association are qualifying cultural organizations with the Cultural Trust. Donations may be eligible for Oregon’s cultural tax credit.
Your investment will help us preserve the beautiful and historic Monroe Community Library. Thank you!