The Dexter District Library is an outstanding state-of-the-art, high tech facility located at 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter, MI. The library is situated on the northeast edge of downtown Dexter in a beautiful setting overlooking Mill Creek.
Where has the Dexter Library been located over the years. Here is a short summary. The library was first opened back in 1927 by the Dexter Woman’s Study Club where they began by placing reading materials on a shelf in a local store and soon moved to the little building at 8050 Main/Central Street that is now occupied by Hotel Hickman’s Chuck Wagon BBQ. As the community grew so did the library. The Library then moved to a spacious 2-Story Home located at 3137 Baker Road which is now occupied by Dexter Bike and Sport. In 1996 they moved to the former Methodist Church Education Building at 8040 Fourth Street. Plans moved ahead for a new library to be built. A millage was put to the citizens and passed. Property on Alpine Street acquired. They prepared the building envelope which meant burning down a home on the current site. (I was there the day they burned down the house to help prepare the building site – see photos below) And finally in 2009, the Dexter District Library opened in its present location on Alpine Street. Read the History of the Dexter Library.
The library has been a huge success. Enjoy a short tour of the Dexter District Library.
The Dexter District Library has so much to offer the Dexter Community and card members. Patrons have available an extensive selection of books, catalogs, movies along with downloadable audio books, music, and e-books. Just ask the librarian, they will be happy to assist you. Once you are a member you will be able to login from your home computer for easy access to download materials, check for availability of your favorite book and simply enjoy the library from your own home. They library, also, has a monthly book sale, so if you want to increase your home library this is a great way to make a selection or just come and browse so see what is available.
The Dexter Library also sponsors events for Adults, Teens, and Children. Here are all the current events hosted by the library and these are updated monthly. You can even sign up for a computer class or learn how to use email. Another great reason to become a member of the library is to be able to purchase discounted tickets to the Detroit Zoo but only if you are a Library Cardholder so check out the full details and go to Detroit Zoo – Tickets and More.
Have you needed to host a meeting but do not have the space in your facility? The library offers meeting room space up to 298 people maximum when the rooms are combined.
Do you want a library card? Please read this library article about how to get your library card.
Take time to visit the Dexter Library, you will be so glad you did. Below is a map to the library.
Library Hours are: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and feel free to call the library for further information at 734.426.4477
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