Local Library News

Ferndale: Our new Friends’ Shop is open, featuring a bevy of used books for sale. Check the Friends’ site or our own FPL main site for updates. It opens for 2 hour periods: 8/25 1 – 3pm; 8/26 2 – 4pm; and 8/27 at 12noon. All materials must be in good condition. We cannot accept books/ materials that are dirty, damaged, torn, stained, moldy or musty. Click here for donation information.

9 – 3- 10 – @ the Ferndale Public Library – it’s the inaugeral First Stop Friday –  a monthly after-hours local music showcase, designed to be the first stop of music lovers’ jam-packed weekends. Each month will feature two bands playing in the library’s multi-purpose room.


Troy / Bloomfield Hills – on more somber/sobering notes, the recent recession continues to take its toll on Public Libraries. The Detroit Free Press recently reported on a handful of SE-MI communities facing shuttering or closures altogether of their library services.

In perspective, it was a millage compassionately supported by Ferndale residents that spurred us onto complete our newly renovated facilities. The news article above touches on the need (for, and, in some cases, lack-thereof) of a community’s support playing a role in the future of its library.

Times are tough.

In lighter news – Royal Oak Township has benefitted from federal grant money awarded to Michigan State University specifically for computer upgrades to libraries in south and central Michigan. The library will add 8 new computer work-stations. Find info at Royal Oak Township’s library web site and info here on MSU’s broadband coverage grant.

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