The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract for the construction of the new Monroe County library branch in Marathon. The construction is funded through the one-cent infrastructure sales tax. The new modern design offers open, flexible spaces. The tentative groundbreaking will take place in July 2019.
“It’s important to have a flexible space with how quickly technology can change,” said Monroe County Strategic Planner Kimberly Matthews, who is also a former public library administrator. “The space will be user-focused with a robust collection of materials in every format.”
The design also includes the incorporation of solar energy. “This is the right thing to do moving into the future,” said Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi.
On July 17, 2019, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, staff, and Monroe County School Board members broke ground on the Monroe County Public Library Marathon branch. The construction on the state of the art, user-centric legacy building is funded through the one-cent infrastructure sales tax. The new design will be open, modern, and flexible and has also incorporated solar energy. The new branch has a tentative opening date in September 2020.