MONROE — The days of libraries being just a place to check out books and videos are long past, said Lorna Rhyins, director of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.
“We’re really in the experiential learning game now,” she said. “Libraries are places where people come together to learn and create.”
And the Edith Wheeler Library is taking a big step in that direction in the coming weeks, as it opens the Monroe Lions Club Co-Op and Café. The facility, which will have its grand opening at 10 a.m. Nov. 2, is in the recently renovated upper level of the library and includes a brand-new makerspace and a self-serve coffee area.
The co-op and cafe was made possible through a $93,000…