The Monroe County Public Library system was awarded a record-breaking American Rescue Plan Act grant for $975,469.

This is the greatest amount awarded to a Florida library and the highest ever bestowed to Monroe County’s libraries. The 100% federally-funded grant includes a suite of technology and equipment solutions for library patrons to confidently access services, while expanding access to digital, print, and online information services.

“Our community saw the robust technology implemented at the new Marathon library and implored us to expand it Keyswide,” said Library Director Kimberly Matthews. “This ambitious grant realizes a renaissance in library technology and user experience.”