The Clinton-Macomb Public Library opened its new North Branch Sept. 19 in Macomb Township. The 28,091-square-foot building makes it twice the size of the former North Branch.

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library opened its new North Branch Sept. 19 in Macomb Township. The 28,091-square-foot building makes it twice the size of the former North Branch.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


New library officially opens in Macomb Township

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published September 23, 2021

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — One week, a new public safety building opened in Macomb Township.

The next week, a new public library.

The afternoon of Sept. 19, the Clinton-Macomb Public Library opened its new North Branch. The dedication ceremony included a ribbon cutting, remarks from elected officials, a chance to tour and check out items from the new building, and more.

The library is located at 54100 Broughton Road, south of 25 Mile Road. The 28,091-square-foot building makes it twice the size of the former North Branch. The new library comes at a price tag of $18.5 million and has a collection of 80,000 items.

In his remarks, Clinton-Macomb Public Library Director Larry Neal said so much love went into the new building.

“The architectural team did a fantastic job of not only creating the dream, but going above and beyond,” he said.

Prior to the ceremony, Macomb Township Supervisor Frank Viviano said it’s pretty exciting having new amenities in the township.

“This library parallels what we’re going to be doing here in the next 10-20 years,” he said. “We’re able to continue moving investments forward. It signals to residents that we’re investing in the future.”

Viviano said he’s amazed at how the Town Center area now feels.

“We now have these balancing peaks of architecture,” he said. “The buildings complement each other.”

To the library’s northwest is the Macomb Township Recreation Center. Directly west of the library is Town Hall.

In August, the former North Branch, near 24 Mile and Romeo Plank roads, closed.

Check upcoming editions for more in-depth coverage on the ceremony.

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