1710 West Saint Andrews Road, Midland Michigan 48640
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, serving an area of 75,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 14,700 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 10,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 40 employees, of whom 14 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $580,000. Patrons make 380,000 visits annually, and check out materials 880,000 times. Forty-six 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
(Frankenmuth) James E. Wickson Memorial Library
(Birch Run) Thomas E. Fleschner Memorial Library
12/03 Coming to The Midland area
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.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival Paw Paw MI August6-8 Choose from a hole in one contest, 5k walk/run, the Grape Escape Motorcycle Ride witht he Blue Knights of Southwest Michigan, Coca-Cola Grape Stomping competition, bicycle tour or now the new Grape Escape Golf Tournament.
Harvest Moon Celebration Farmington MI September27-29 Find yourself in our small town celebrating Michigan's most glorious season during the Harvest Moon Celebration.