April 22, 2022
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The RCU Foundation made a $200,000 gift to the Mondovi Public Library for the construction of a new library adjacent to the existing library. This new building will more than double the square footage with dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults. The extra space will provide additional computer access stations, seating, study areas, and private spaces to be used for meetings and organizations that have no other place to meet in the community.
"The RCU Foundation's generous gift toward the Mondovi Public Library's new building fund is a lot more than just numbers on a check for us - albeit a lot of numbers!” said Laura Toone, Mondovi Public Library Interim Director. “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."
The Mondovi Public Library exists to serve the community by providing the ever changing resources citizens need in their daily lives. “Many libraries in small towns are much more than a place to get a book” said John Sackett, President of the RCU Foundation Board. “We are honored to support Mondovi Public Library because their community focus so closely aligns with our goal to make a positive impact.” Funds from the RCU Foundation will be used for the Children’s Area in the new Mondovi Public Library.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023. The new library is scheduled to open in 2024.
About RCU Foundation
The RCU Foundation (Foundation) was established in 2012 to support organizations and initiatives in communities where Royal Credit Union operates in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. The Foundation focuses on large-scale, capital projects that help build community and create the spaces where people come together. Focus areas include education, health, and the arts. The Foundation hosts the annual Rock the Riverfront-Charity Classic event in Eau Claire. Currently, it has awarded more than $7 million in grants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Royal Credit Union
Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 250,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit rcu.org or call Royal Credit Union at 800-341-9911 for more information.