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History of the Library

Township linrary sign

Previous sig­nage as a town­ship library

Early History

T
he Millington Arbela District Library is an inde­pen­dent pub­lic library. It serves the cit­i­zens of Millington and Arbela town­ships in Michigan.

The library was estab­lished in 1938 as the Millington Township Library. The library lat­er con­tract­ed with Arbela Township to give library ser­vices to the cit­i­zens of their township.

Through the years the library was housed in sev­er­al loca­tions in the Village of Millington. In 1970 the cur­rent build­ing was con­struct­ed at 8530 Depot Street in Millington. In 1991, an addi­tion increased the size of the struc­ture by approx­i­mate­ly twenty-five percent.

Reorganized as a District Library

In 2003, the library was reor­ga­nized as the Millington Arbela District Library with a vot­ed mill­age. The Millington Arbela District Library then pur­chased the exist­ing library build­ing from Millington Township in 2004 and imme­di­ate­ly began to ren­o­vate the struc­ture.  The library is under­go­ing a ren­o­va­tion, that will include the addi­ton of an acces­si­ble front entrance, begin­ning in September of 2019.

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