Dearborn Public Library

Timeline

2002

9/17/2002

Fountain Renovated

The fountain at the Henry Ford Centennial Library is renovated with a gift from the Moon family.

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2004

10/15/2004

Restoration of the Reflecting Pool

Restoration of the reflecting pool at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.  Glen Michaels installs an etched glass bottom.

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2005

8/31/2005

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.

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2008

5/1/2008

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.

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2009

10/1/2009

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.

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2011

1/1/2011

Reciprocal Borrowing Begins with Dearborn Heights

Reciprocal borrowing agreement with Dearborn Heights Public Library begins.

7/1/2011

Health Department Closes

City of Dearborn Health Department, which occupied the northwest corridor at HFCL ceases operation.

9/2/2011

Snow Branch Closes

Snow Branch Library closes.

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2012

2/1/2012

Opal Ziemer Memorial Quilt

A quilt in memory of retired children’s librarian, Opal Ziemer, is hung in the children’s area at HFCL.

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2016

3/11/2016

Demolition of Fountain at HFCL

The non-functioning fountain in front of HFCL is demolished in preparation for the construction of the Veterans Plaza.

8/18/2016

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.

9/24/2016

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.

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2017

10/17/2017

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.

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2018

2/26/2018

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.

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2019

5/1/2019

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. 

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2020

3/1/2020

Library Pivots to Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forces shutdowns and disrupts all aspects of library services and projects.

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2021

1/1/2021

HFCL Renovation Finishes Final Elements

The last of the renovation elements are completed at HFCL.

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2022

10/10/2022

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.

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