The library system includes the main location at 401 Iron Mountain St. in downtown Iron Mountain, plus the Solomonson branch at 620 Section St. in Norway and the North Dickinson branch in the North Dickinson County School District building in Felch Township.
Megan Buck, library director, said, “The system strives to balance traditional, historical, entertaining and modern library services, through the free library cards.”
The reading room at the main branch has been renovated after a successful $20,000 crowdfunding campaign and a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Public Spaces Community Places program. The library itself budgeted $175,000.
Bill Cummings, library board chairman, encouraged the county board and the public to check out the improvements, noting the library has long relied on its general revenues rather than seeking extra millages. “We have been very careful with our levies, always have been,” he said.
Finishing touches on the reading room project should be completed in time for an open house set for 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Cummings added.
Dickinson County’s library may be “the best one in the state,” Commissioner Joe Stevens stated.
(Aaron Harper,WJNR,WOBE, WHTO)