Summary: It took 10 years of consultations with the community and $15.5 million from a parcel tax voted on in a citywide election to get the ball rolling on a replacement for the aging Monrovia Public Library. After long-ago outgrowing and building the library has called home for 50 years – both in terms of space and technological capabilities – construction has finally begun on a 28,414-s.f. building that will double the size of the current structure.
Bergelectric will install electrical power for expanded technologies for internet access, assisted-listening, lighting and fire-alarm systems. Additional electrical and computer cabling infrastructure will enable the library to support areas for DVDs/CDs and tapes, computer/printer stations, literacy training space, as well as card-catalogue computers and self-checkout machines for public use.