Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monrovia Library "Community Feud" Literacy FUNraiser

"Community Feud" Fundraiser

Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services Program

Monrovia Public Library Foundation

Sunday, November 8th: 1-3 p.m.

Team Up! Gather your family and friends who like to have fun and put together a team. Similar to the game Family Feud, your team will compete against other teams and try to figure out what responses your fellow Monrovians gave to survey questions while helping raise money for the Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services Program.

Individual tickets ($40) and sponsorships are available for purchase at Monrovia Public Library FoundationFor more details call 626-393-1113

Come out and support literacy services in your community!

Why is literacy SO important?
English author Rumer Godden said that, “When you learn to read, you will be born again … and you will never be quite so alone again.”  Unfortunately, 32 million America adults know the isolation caused by illiteracy.  Nearly 15% of U.S. adults cannot read, translating to more than 1 in 10.

In the past few years, the funding for literacy programs has been reduced by 40% due to statewide budget cuts.  Local adult education and funding for school libraries have also been severely cut, leaving Monrovia Public Library as the sole resource for literacy programs.  These cuts mean that the Monrovia Public Library Foundation must increase its fundraising efforts to offset the loss of state funding.  We hope you will come to this event for fun while at the same time helping support the Literacy Services Program.

For more information, please contact the Monrovia Public Library at (626) 256-8247.

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