Peter White Library suspends Sunday hours

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Peter White Public Library Budget Up in the Air

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The library was picked out of , libraries in the country as one of only five to receive the National Medal for Library and Media Services. Additional historic photographs of the library are included in the print version of the book: Although this group was fictional, reading clubs, especially among women, were common in the nineteenth century, and such groups often were the proponents of building libraries.

Marquette did have a literary society as early as , and a lending library existed soon after on Baraga Avenue. This lending library was destroyed by the fire.

The Peter White Public Library is a public library and community center in the City of Marquette, Michigan. The library building has stood at North Front.

In the s the library, which belonged to the Marquette school system, was downtown in the Coles Block. At the time, Peter White also had his own personal library collection that he loaned out, so when he built the new First National Bank on Front and Spring Streets, he allowed the library to relocate there in and merge its collection with his own.

Later, in need of more space, the library moved to a room in the City Hall. Because Peter White donated this building, the library was named in his honor. This new building was also soon found to be too small. Longyear donated the land for the new building and Peter White and Samuel Kaufman donated most of the money. In , the new library was officially dedicated and opened on the same day as the new courthouse.

Complete with a downstairs smoking room for men, the new library had three floors and seemed plenty spacious for the book collection. But within fifty years, the collection again outgrew its space. This version of the library is the one I would know throughout my childhood.

But the people of Marquette soon wanted still more from the library. Far beyond just being a place to check out books, Peter White Public Library was becoming the cultural center of Marquette and a new library was needed to reflect this change.

The remodeling would result in the library building being closed for two years and its collection being housed in dormitories at Northern Michigan University where patrons could still access it. Then in , the new library was opened.

The public could not have been happier. The original building was completely retained, and it includes two large reading rooms upstairs, two more reading rooms downstairs, and an art gallery. The bookmobile arrived in my neighborhood of Stonegate at the Crossroads about 3: We would quickly leave the bus and rush to the bookmobile where Ruth Lee, the driver-librarian, would patiently let us kids dig through the books while she chatted with our parents.

I brought home many, many books from the bookmobile including Where the Wild Things Are and numerous of the Bible story rhyming Arch books. As an adult, I still find George and Martha hilarious as well as a wonderful way to teach children basic manners. About the time I was in fourth grade, funding for the bookmobile was cut so my mom started taking my brother and me to the library.

Always a favorite with the kids, Merrie retired in after more than thirty years at the library; a huge retirement party was held for her in the community room. After reading one Rainbow Classic, I would scan the list on its back cover to pick out another until I had read them all, and then I sought out more classics. Of course, it would have been impossible not to mention the library in my novels. As for me, today at least once a week I can be found at the library, checking out a book, CD, or video, attending a film—the annual Bollywood film night is a highlight of the winter season—or just admiring the latest art exhibit.

The library staff is wonderful, enthusiastic, and ever ready to support the arts and the community. Every library patron knows how lucky Marquette is to have such a wonderful library that far outshines those in most metropolitan communities, and visitors to our city never cease to rave about it.

A large bust of Peter White sits across from the circulation desk. His generosity in funding the library has truly been the gift that keeps on giving to the community.

The library was picked out of , libraries in the country as one of only five to receive the National Medal for Library and Media Services. Additional historic photographs of the library are included in the print version of the book:

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