Best kept secret in the Sky Valley

Monroe Library
Managing Librarian Phil Spirito

Photo by Valerie Rae

By Valeria Rae
Monroe Monitor Columnist

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Since taking the post of Sno-Isle Libraries Monroe branch managing librarian nearly three years ago, Phil Spirito’s mission has been to change that situation.

“My goal is to make folks aware that this beautiful building is a community space. It is open 65 hours a week and it is free,” he said.

Most people think of a library as having books, of course, but the modern library system has much more to offer. Besides books and magazines, audio books and DVDs, Monroe Library offers valuable resources in the highly informed staff that are available to assist in many ways, including helping with general tech questions, how to use the libraries extensive online resources, writing resumes and searching for hard-to-find information. The public can ‘book a librarian’ for an hour by making an appointment.

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