Esper Branch Library
The Esper Library is the smallest of Dearborn's four branches, but is unique in its media offerings and family-focused programming. In addition to books, magazines, newspapers and multimedia, the Esper Branch also houses a vast selection of media in Arabic, including newspapers. It also features weekly story times for youth in the winter, spring and fall, as well as several summer reading programs.
Originally called the Warren Branch, it was renamed in 1961 in honor of Dearborn councilman Anthony Esper, who served the city for twenty-four years. The Esper family had also once farmed the land where the library now sits.
- Hours: Mon - Tue, 12:30pm - 8:30pm; Wed, 10:30am - 5:30pm; Thu, Sat 12:30 - 5:30pm; Fri, Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: One story, with on-street parking in front of building
- Founding Date: Oct. 12, 1953
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Size of collection: 35,000
- Specialties: The library houses many pieces of media in Arabic, including newspapers, magazines, books and videos.
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases
- Internet use policy: Free Wi-Fi for library members and free Internet use on library computers
- Programs/classes: Many youth programs, including story times and reading programs for kids and teens