Your help is imperative

This has been such a difficult year and a half. The COVID 19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Try as we might, just when we think it’s getting a little better – BOOM – it gets worse again. And now the Merida English Library’s Board of Directors has made the announcement we’ve all dreaded. They do not have the funds to sustain operations. They will be forced to close the door, unless we all help. A full explanation of the situation and what they are asking from us follows. – I know I will be making my donation, first thing tomorrow morning. If you can just give a little, it will be received with gratitude – every bit counts. And if you can afford to give more, please do.

For all our sakes, don’t put this plea aside, we ALL need to do our bit.

Thank you so much.

July 1st, 2021

Greetings MEL Members,

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health! Right now, we’re doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. 

The Board of Directors has reduced expenses, and our staff and volunteers have been creative in developing ways to replace the revenue lost from our normal fundraising activities – but it is not enough. A year and three months into the pandemic, we are now spending down our reserves and need additional funds to prevent staff layoffs and maintain the Library until we are allowed to resume normal operations. We need your help to raise an additional 150,000 pesos to see us through the end of the year.

The members of the Board have pledged a total of 60,000 pesos, so we just need 90,000 pesos (about $4,500 USD) to reach our goal. Your generosity will prevent a staff disruption and allow us to quickly resume normal operations once restrictions are lifted.You can make a contribution by going to our website
where you will find a “Donate” button, or you can make a bank transfer to MEL’s bank account using the below-listed information:

Name: Merida English Library A.C.
Bank: Intercam Banco
CLABE: 136910039951300169

Cash donations are also accepted at MEL during library hours.  Contact Arantxa, our administrator, at if you have any questions.

In times like this, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are. Thank you for being part of our community and supporting MEL. Without you, none of it is possible.  
Stay safe and be well,
Greg Casini, President
Merida English Library

Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include reading, painting, cooking and travel.

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