Mary K. Daume
Mary K. Daume began her service to Monroe County as a substitute librarian at the Dorsch Memorial Library in 1944 and continued until her retirement as Director of the Monroe County Library System in 1976.
Under her guidance the Monroe County Library System grew from a house by the side of the road to a complex 16 branch Library System. She was instrumental in the creation of the Raisin Valley Library System, the forerunner to the current Woodlands Library Cooperative and represented Monroe County as President of the Michigan Library Association.
Her contributions to the improvement of library service were recognized throughout the state and her library activities on the State and National level earned respect and admiration for the Monroe County Library System.
She founded and became Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Monroe County and served in that capacity for twelve years and has been honored for her service to the community by countless organizations.
A scholarship fund was established in her name by the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Library System to honor her many years of service to the Library and the new Library Service Center bears her name.