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May 28, 2014

Looking Back: Wayne County Library

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Looking Back: Wayne County Library

The Wayne County Library organized a station in the Grosse Pointe Shores Village Hall in 1922, but soon, Grosse Pointe felt it needed a bigger, stand-alone library. In 1928, a separate branch building was opened, and Florence Severs was appointed branch librarian. She had more than 3,000 books in the library, with many children’s and reference books. Her philosophy was, “If books are made accessible, they will be read.”

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Source: Ann Marie Aliotta and Suzy Berschback, “Legendary Locals of Grosse Pointe” (Arcadia Publishing)


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