RCU Foundation of Eau Claire donates $200,000 to help build new Mondovi library

Mondovi Library
RCU Foundation and Mondovi Public Library officials celebrate with an oversized check. (RCU Foundation photo)

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The RCU Foundation donated $200,000 to the Mondovi Public Library to help build a new library adjacent to its existing building.

The new building will more than double the square footage, with dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults, according to a library news release. The extra space will provide additional computer access stations, seating, study areas and private spaces for meetings and organizations that have no other place to meet in the community.

“We envision the new library as a community hub and an elevation to our whole way of life, and we are extremely grateful to the RCU Foundation for helping us make this happen,” said Laura Toone, the library’s interim director.

John Sackett, president of the board of the Eau Claire-based RCU Foundation, said, “Many libraries in small towns are much more than a place to get a book.”

The foundation chose to donate to the library “because their community focus so closely aligns with our goal to make a positive impact,” Sackett said.

Construction is expected to begin next year, and new library is scheduled to open in 2024.

The RCU Foundation was established in 2012 to support organizations and initiatives in communities where the Royal Credit Union operates in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.

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