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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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