Dearborn Public LibraryTimeline
The fountain at the Henry Ford Centennial Library is renovated with a gift from the Moon family.
Restoration of the Reflecting Pool
Restoration of the reflecting pool at the Henry Ford Centennial Library. Glen Michaels installs an etched glass bottom.
Dearborn Library Foundation Holds Its First Meeting
Dearborn Library Foundation holds its first meeting. The Foundation Board consists of Ann Knoop, Steve Roberts, Marge Bryer, Janine Brycz, Allison Fishwick, and Michael Nowlan.
Children’s Area Completed
The inaugural project of the Dearborn Library Foundation, the renovated Children’s area at the Henry Ford Centennial Library is completed.
Grand Opening of Chamber of Commerce on Bryant Branch First Floor
Grand opening of the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce offices, first floor Bryant Branch Library.
Reciprocal Borrowing Begins with Dearborn Heights
Reciprocal borrowing agreement with Dearborn Heights Public Library begins.
Health Department Closes
City of Dearborn Health Department, which occupied the northwest corridor at HFCL ceases operation.
Snow Branch Closes
Snow Branch Library closes.
Opal Ziemer Memorial Quilt
A quilt in memory of retired children’s librarian, Opal Ziemer, is hung in the children’s area at HFCL.
Demolition of Fountain at HFCL
The non-functioning fountain in front of HFCL is demolished in preparation for the construction of the Veterans Plaza.
Little Free Library Opens
The installation of a Little Free Library in our town’s new train station, the John D. Dingell Transit Station is completed. Brendan Hay, of Dearborn Boy Scout Troop #1147, volunteered to design and build the library. The library is designed to look like a locomotive and has room for nearly 300 books and 40 magazines.
Dedication of the Veterans Park and War Memorial
The City of Dearborn, in association with the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council, held a dedication ceremony for the new site of its Veterans Park and War Memorial at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.
The D-Lab Opens for the Public
The Digitization Lab opens. The lab has the equipment to assist the public with image conversion to digital image formats, audio conversion to digital audio formats, and video conversion to digital video formats.
Remote Lockers Go Live at Salina
The remote lockers go live at Salina. Beginning with 28 locker spaces, by week three all lockers are regularly being used.
HFCL Begins Major Renovation and HVAC Upgrade
The Henry Ford Centennial Library undergoes a major renovation project and HVAC upgrade, displacing staff and library collection.
Library Pivots to Global Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic forces shutdowns and disrupts all aspects of library services and projects.
HFCL Renovation Finishes Final Elements
The last of the renovation elements are completed at HFCL.
HFCL Offers 24-Hour Pickup Locker
A new 24-Hour pickup locker is installed outside of the south doors at HFCL allowing users to pick up materials easily at any time.