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Daily Local News – May 15, 2017

Newly filed court documents are shedding more light on Marsh Supermarkets’ financial troubles; An Indiana official is questioning the Veterans Administration’s plans to shutter 1,000 facilities and leave 4,000 jobs unfilled; Habitat for Humanity helps local family find affordable housing in high-priced Bloomington market; The Board of Directors of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has approved a final contract with …

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MCPL Wins Award for “Power of Words” Program

The American Library Association is awarding its Excellence in Library Programming Award to the Monroe County Public Library’s “Power of Words” program. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with Library Director Marilyn Wood about the Power of Words program for today’s WFHB Community Report.

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“We Clicked” –15-Year Friendship Forms Through Literacy Program

There’s a saying that goes “it’s never too late to be what you could have been.” What if you want to be an avid reader, but you have poor literacy skills? Or, say, you want to be a teacher, but life took a different turn? Sometimes when you’re brave enough to try, someone really great steps up to help. WFHB …

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Daily Local News – February 3, 2016

What became known as the Anti-RFRA (“rifra”) bill died in the Indiana Senate yesterday before making it to the floor for a vote; House Bill 1201, which will require animal care facilities to spay or neuter pets before adoption from the facility, is making its way through the Indiana Statehouse; The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously voted to support …

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MCPL Board appoints new library director

The Monroe County Public Library Board of Trustees recently appointed Marilyn Wood as library director effective February 2nd, 2015. She will succeed Sara Laughlin who will retire at the end of this year after seven years as director. Wood is a native of Brown County, Indiana and holds both  Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University. She began her career …

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Monroe County Library Sees Increase In Library Card Applications And Online Program Use

The Monroe County Public Library saw an increase of library card applications during the summer. Library Director Sarah Laughlin attributed the sign ups to a summer collaboration with the Monroe County Community School Corporation. Laughlin told the Board of Trustees on July 16 that the summer reading program was a success. “We opened it up May 28, so as of June …

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Monroe County Public Library To Change And Expand Hours

The Monroe County Public Library will be change hours starting on Labor Day. The Library’s Board of Trustees voted June 18 to add two extra hours on Sundays, meaning the Library will soon be open from noon until 6 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Library Director Sara Laughlin said the administration has been wanted to expand Sunday …

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Monroe County Library Suffering From Paying Parking Meters

Last week the Monroe County Public Library’s Board of Trustees discussed the negative effect parking meters are having on library patrons. Board member Stephen Moberly referred to the library’s circulation numbers, which have declined since the downtown meters were installed in August. “Looking at the chart, we had a slight decrease last year of half of one percent. This year, …

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New Library Renovations Will Cost More Than First Anticipated

A third phase of renovations at the Monroe County Public Library may cost as much as half a million dollars more than first projected. That’s according to information put forward during a work session for the Library’s Board of Trustees on September 11. A representative for the project’s architect, Christine Matheu, presented the cost estimates to the Board. But before …

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MCPL offers free parking cheat sheet

The Monroe County Public Library is advising patrons on how best to save money on parking now that most spots near the Library are metered. At a meeting August 21st of the Library’s Board of Trustees, Executive Director Sara Laughlin held up a brochure the Library designed to help patrons deal with what she called a complicated picture. Tickets for …

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