2018 Reading Challenge!

Each person is challenged to read 10 hours (or 600 minutes) in the month of January for our Winter Reading Challenge. Over 100 Libraries are participating nationwide and the national program’s combined goal is 50,000 books or 1,000,000 minutes! If the national goal is reached, Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to First Book (an organization that provides new books, learning materials and other educational resources for children in low-income households). What a great way to do some good and get your read on! Monrovia Public Library’s goal is to read a combined 120,000 minutes in January. We know you can do it Monrovia! Sign up online starting January 1st at or call the library for more information at 626-256-8274.

Our Region Needs YOUR help to Conserve Water!

Our region is still facing severe water shortages!  Please watch and share Monrovia’s water conservation video to help spread the word about what’s happening in our region, and how it will be impacting us all in the coming months and years.  You can watch the full video online on the Monrovia Conserves webpage, where you will also find additional information on how you can make a difference by conserving water and limiting your outdoor water use. Please remember to water early in the morning or late at night to minimize water loss, and only water once every four days.  

As outlined in the mandatory Phase IV Water Conservation Regulations, outdoor watering should be limited to: About once per week (no more than every fourth day)  No more than 15 minutes per landscaped area.Note: The 15-minute limit does not apply to drip irrigation systems, new planting of low-water usage plants, or if reclaimed water is being used as permitted by law.Only before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.Be sure to vi…

Volunteers Needed for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

Volunteer to Help the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is around the corner, and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is looking for volunteers to help conduct the count from January 23 to 25, 2018. Last year over 8,000 people volunteered. Help beat the record and sign up here.



Library Fine Amnesty is Back!

§Monrovia Library is celebrating the New Year by waiving your fines all month! Simply bring back any overdue items between January 1 and January 31st and pay nothing!! What better way to ring in the New Year! Check out the attached flyers, and help spread the word! Some restrictions may apply. Contact the Library for more details! 


As Christmas wraps up, we wanted to share a quick note to let everyone in Monrovia know that Athens Services will be recycling your Christmas trees through January 7, 2018!  To participate in the program, simply place your used Christmas tree curbside on your regular trash collection day.  Of course, if you could please remove all ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags, nails, lights, and plastic/metal stands, it would be much appreciated!  Also, flocked trees and trees coated with fire retardant will most certainly be accepted!  If you have any questions about this program, or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact our Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, or Athens Services at (888) 336-6100.