101 East Fourth Street, Clare Michigan 48617
Garfield Memorial Library, serving an area of 7,800 residents, has a collection of 31,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,150 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 3 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $14,700. Patrons make 24,000 visits annually, and check out materials 36,000 times. Twenty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Bridgeport) Bridgeport Public Library
(Clare) Garfield Memorial Library
(Midland) Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
(Breckenridge) Howe Memorial Library
(Saginaw) Thomas Township Library
(Mount Pleasant) Veterans Memorial Library
10/05 Coming to The Clare area
MorelFest Boyne City MI May16-19 Each May, Boyne City fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel.
National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Charlevoix MI July20-27 What began as a simple candle-lit boat parade has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.
Apple and BBQ Cook-Off Festival Hart MI September13-14 BBQ Cook-Off events, classic auto and truck show, dune buggy show, apple pie contest, beautiful baby contest. Farm fresh apples and craft show.
Harvest Moon Celebration Farmington MI September27-29 Find yourself in our small town celebrating Michigan's most glorious season during the Harvest Moon Celebration.