Warren Branch is renamed the Anthony M. Esper Branch. Mr. Esper was a member of a pioneer Dearborn family that once farmed the land on which the library now stands. He was also a Dearborn councilman for 24 years.
Princeton Branch is named the Clara Snow Branch at a Dedication ceremony.
The Library Commission Proposes Henry Ford Statue
The Library Commission formally proposed to the Ford Foundation that a grant be considered for the erection of a library in Dearborn as a suitable memorial to Henry Ford on the occasion of the centennial of his birth.
Civic and business leaders launched a drive to raise $50,000 for a statue of the late Henry Ford to be placed on the Henry Ford Centennial Library grounds. The sculptor is to be Marshall Fredericks. Mrs. Michael Ference, Jr. is appointed Chairman.
Mr. Marquies announces the decision to discontinue Bookmobile service and to open a branch at the present Main Library.
Glen Michaels Artwork
Glen Michaels’ bas-relief is reassembled on the second floor of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. This mural is from Ford Motor Company’s pavilion at the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York and is a gift from Ford Motor Company.
Southeast Branch Library is converted into a reading room. The collection was offered to the Salina School library. A collection of paperback books, newspapers, and periodicals is retained for the reading room.
Dearborn Public Libraries join The Library Network. The Library Network is different from the old WOLF in that libraries only purchase needed packages/services. Reciprocal borrowing is no longer a requirement of membership.