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Mobile Literacy Van

In early 2018 a new mobile literacy van launched. This Mobile Literacy Van visits each of the 5 elementary schools one day per week during the school year. It serves as a circulating library, a source for story and activity time and offers afterschool tutoring. When school is not in session, the Mobile Literacy Van is in the Community at such functions as the Summer Reading Extravaganza and other Community events throughout the year.


Elementary School Visit Schedule:

Monday –        Bradoaks  1:30-3pm

Tuesday –        Wild Rose  2-3:30pm

Wednesday –  Plymouth  12:15-1:45pm

Thursday –      Monroe  1:50-3:20pm

Friday –           Mayflower  1:50-3:20pm

Mobile Literacy Van Statistics


Visitors to the Van


Library Cards Issued


Books Checked Out


Outreach Visit


Mileage Driven

New Book Distributions

Foothill Unity Center

As part of the mission to ensure that all children can read, Monrovia Reads distributes new books to children at regular book distributions. At the Foothill Unity Center Back to School event, each of the approximately 1,000 low income children have the thrill of picking out the new book of their choice. The smiles on the faces of these children, many of whom do not have access to reading material in their homes, shows how much they look forward to getting a new book of their very own. Monrovia Reads also partners with Foothill Unity Center to support the new books given to each child at the Holiday Distribution.

Read Across Monrovia

A twice yearly “Read Across Monrovia” brings school children and the community together in a shared experience with literature. The read-ins are held in October and March between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM at all the local public elementary schools in Monrovia. The community leaders, business people, and volunteers share some favorite works from literature with the students.

If you would like to be a reader in the classroom at the upcoming Read Across Monrovia:

Monrovia Firefighters’ Association Pancake Breakfast

Monrovia Reads distributes new books to all children at this annual event.

Firefighters Pancake breakfast

Pro-Active-Tutoring (PAT)

The Pro-Active Tutoring program is offered at the elementary, middle and high schools to support struggling students in after school programs.  The PAT programs also assists others in college preparatory programs. Many of the tutors are local college students in work-study programs preparing for teaching credentials. Some PAT tutors are community volunteers.

Mini-Grant Program

This program is for teachers at Monrovia Schools that provides grants for class sets of selected literature to meet school curriculum when lack of funding in the school budget prevents purchase. These books provide students with their own copies to help complete reading assignments that may be kept for their own personal libraries.

Click for the Grant Application

Mini-grant program

Thank You Letters From The Children

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