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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Blue Bush Branch Library (734) 242-4085
Carleton Branch Library (734) 654-2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library (734) 241-7878
Dundee Branch Library (734) 529-3310
Ellis Library & Reference Center (734) 241-5277
Erie Branch Library (734) 848-4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
L.S. Navarre Branch Library (734) 241-5577
Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
Newport Branch Library (734) 586-2117
Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Robert A. Vivian Branch Library (734)241-1430
South Rockwood Branch Library (734) 379-3333
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library (734) 279-1025
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon - Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Mon: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 848-4572
Mon: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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South Rockwood Branch Library
12776 Dixie Hwy. P.O. Box 47 S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 379-3333
Mon: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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What is a Leave a Legacy? 

LEAVE A LEGACY® is the public awareness campaign of the National Committee on Planned Giving. LEAVE A LEGACY® programs across the country are educating the public about the benefits of leaving bequests to charity in wills and estate plans. Our local program is organized in conjunction with the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan.

What is a planned gift? 

Most people are used to giving annually.  It is part of their budget. 

A planned gift is one that is less frequent, larger and typically involves more than writing a check.  Many planned gifts occur when the donor passes away, through a bequest. Planned gifts occur when donors respond to a special project, like a building, or when they wish to support a new service or help create an endowment fund.

Usually assets or property, such as stock or real estate, are used to establish the gift rather than writing a check.  Perhaps an annuity will provide income to the donor, with the gift passing to the charity upon death. 

Only about 3 percent of the population names a charity in their will.  We believe this will change if people know: 

  • How much donations are needed.
  • How simple it is to donate.
  • You don't have to be wealthy to make a difference.

LEAVE A LEGACY® partners, like those of us in Monroe County, choose to work together because it's better for all non-profits.  Some donors support more than one organization.  In a small, close community like ours, it is more effective when we collaborate.  No one institution can educate people about planned gifts as well as when we work together.

There are many ways to make a bequest:

  • You can name a charity as beneficiary of your IRA.
  • You can take out an insurance policy with a charity as beneficiary.
  • You can donate real estate, stock or tangible personal property.

Your attorney or financial planner can explain the tax benefits of these gifts.  If you would like assistance in finding an attorney or financial planner, we can suggest someone in confidence and under no obligation.

Most importantly, you don't need to be wealthy to make these decisions.  Anyone can choose to help make our community a better place.  We appreciate the support of all our donors - no matter what the gift amount. 

LEAVE A LEGACY® partners can address your civic group or organization.  We can talk about the benefits of including philanthropy in your estate plan.  We can tell you about projects and program that you might choose to support.

Monroe County Activities 

We invite expert speakers to address specific issues in free seminars that are open to the public.  Our programs address tax law changes and other timely topics.  Look for announcements as these seminars occur.  If you have a suggestion for a speaker or a topic, please let us know.

We produce educational materials like our Leave a Legacy Brochure to help spread the word.

We also invite other non-profit groups to join us.  Currently, we meet about 8 to 10 times a year to share information, plan our activities and improve our own skills so we can better meet your needs.  Just contact any LEAVE A LEGACY® partner listed on this website for information.

Partners

LEAVE A LEGACY® partner in Monroe County consist of the following: 

American Red Cross of Monroe County 
    734.289.1481     

    734.240.2840 

    734.242.1976

Family Medical Center of Michigan
    734.654.2169

The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
    734.384.4206

Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield
    734.242.0909

Great Sauk Trail Council Boy Scouts of America
    734.971.7100

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County
    734.243.2048 or 243.1108

Mercy Memorial Hospital System
    734.240.4488

Monroe Bank & Trust, Wealth Management Group
    734.242.2205

Monroe County Library System
    734.241.5277

Monroe City-County Arts Council
    734.242.0909

Monroe Family YMCA
    734.241.2606

Monroe Public Schools Education Foundation 
    734.265.3010

Ready, Sullivan and Ready, Attorneys
    734.242.7600

Richardson Public Relations
    734.240.2565

St. Mary Catholic Central High School
    734.241.0663

    734.241.0440

    734.242.0168

    734.242.1331

Sites of Interest 

"LEAVE A LEGACY® Month" is observed annually from March 15 through April 15.