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Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
September 19 – October 31

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You’re Invited…

You’re in­vited to an Open House!

Stop by on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00p – 7:00p and en­joy light re­fresh­ments with our new Library Director, Jill Brown.


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Welcome, Jill Brown!

director.brownWe are ex­cited to an­nounce that Jill Brown has joined the team as our new Library Director.

Jill comes to us from the Deckerville Public Library where she has served as Director for the last two years.

She has her Master’s de­gree in Library & Information Science from Wayne State University and a grad­u­ate cer­tifi­cate in Public Library Services for Children and Young Adults.

When she’s not at the li­brary, Jill loves rid­ing her bike, hik­ing, and go­ing on ad­ven­tures. One of her fa­vorite books is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Please stop by and say, Hi!”

Posted in Library News

Peggy Olsen Resigns

Stack of books

fter twenty-​six years of lov­ing ser­vice to the com­mu­nity as Director of the Millington Arbela District Library, Margaret (Peggy) Olsen has an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion ef­fec­tive July 31, 2016. Frequently ar­riv­ing for work an hour early, Peggy has al­ways strived to make the li­brary a safe haven for the free­dom of thought and civil dis­course.

Many things have changed dur­ing the decades that Peggy has held the helm of the li­brary. Some of those changes are: the dif­fer­ent role li­brary ser­vices play in the com­mu­nity, the evo­lu­tion from printed re­search ma­te­ria – to its easy avail­abil­ity via the Internet, e-​books, the ease of ac­cess to in­ter­loaned ma­te­r­ial from any­where in the state, and the rise of so­cial me­dia.

During Peggy’s tenure the li­brary:

  • Was as­sured sta­ble fund­ing by the for­ma­tion of a li­brary dis­trict
  • In 1991, built an ad­di­tion which in­creased the size of the li­brary by ap­prox­i­mately twenty-​five per­cent
  • Used grant money and do­nated ser­vices to in­stall the library’s first net­worked, com­put­er­ized, cat­a­log and cir­cu­la­tion sys­tem
  • Remodeled the re­strooms bring­ing them up to code
  • Installed a more energy-​efficient light­ing sys­tem
  • Replaced the un­even south side side­walk af­ter im­prov­ing drainage
  • Replaced bro­ken or­na­men­tal con­crete with columns
  • Purchased the va­cant house and lot next door to the li­brary
  • Demolished house to re­move blight and to pro­vide for fu­ture needs of the li­brary
  • Enlarged and paved the park­ing lot af­ter im­prov­ing drainage
  • Created more hand­i­capped park­ing spaces
  • Created gar­dens on three sides of the li­brary build­ing
  • Purchased leather fur­ni­ture for the pub­lic read­ing area
  • Replaced solid doors to the con­fer­ence room with glass
  • More than dou­bled the book and DVD bud­get
  • Insulated the ceil­ing
  • Replaced gut­ters and in­stalled gut­ter guards
  • Replaced the worn Formica(r) cov­ered cir­cu­la­tion desk­top with gran­ite
  • Replaced the library’s roof with ex­tremely long-​life steel roof­ing ma­te­r­ial

Thank you, Peggy. It was a job well done.

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