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Joanne Spring, Cofounder of Monrovia Reads, Has Died

The Monrovia Rotary Club reports that Joanne Spring, a cofounder, with Rob Hammond, of Monrovia Reads, has died. The club reports that she "was not only a dear friend of our club but also a pillar of our community and a tireless champion of literacy in Monrovia. Her dedication and passion touched countless lives, and her legacy will continue to inspire us all. Joanne was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Joanne."

- Brad Haugaard


  1. A celebration of life will be held Friday May 31st at 1PM, First Presbyterian Church, Monrovia CA.

  2. Monrovia Reads is so effective that 85% or Monrovia 3rd graders are below standard in reading according to state data from 2022-23. Look it up. It’s true. MR is now more or less a division of the Foothill Democrats and their privileged cronies now, handing out books to kids who pretty much don’t really need them or want them but take them because they are free and pretending it’s producing results of some kind. Joanne was a nice lady though.