The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract to Pedro-Falcon Construction for the construction of the new Monroe County library branch in Marathon. The $7 million construction is funded through the one-cent infrastructure sales tax. The new modern design offers open, flexible spaces. The tentative ground breaking will take place in about two months.
“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.