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Detroit Public Library Unveils Newly Renovated Franklin Branch

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) is pleased to announce the grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration event for the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Branch Library. The free and open to the public event kicks off on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Invited guests include civic leaders, neighborhood groups and local residents. 

“The Franklin Branch Library stands as a beacon in the community and serves as a partner encouraging lifelong learning,” said Jo Anne Mondowney, Executive Director of the Detroit Public Library. “The renovations to the Franklin Branch demonstrate the Detroit Public Library’s ongoing commitment to providing vital library services in the city’s neighborhoods.” 

Renovations to the 5,700 square foot facility include a new heating and cooling system, flooring and furniture, updated lighting, ADA modifications to the restroom, and new computers for public use. The Franklin Branch Library is a popular community meeting center that offers a wide range of services and programs to help improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents, including free computer classes, access to the Library’s online resources, enrichment programs for children and much more.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

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The Detroit Public Library (DPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Michigan. The Main Library and its 21 neighborhood branches make it one of the most valuable and accessible public institutions in the state.

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