Henry Ford Centennial Library
The Henry Ford Centennial Library is the main branch of the three Dearborn public libraries. It sits on land deeded to the City of Dearborn by Ford Motor Company on July 30, 1963 – the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth, hence its name. The cost to build the library was approximately $3.5 million with all of the funds coming from Ford Motor Company and the Ford Foundation. The library was formally dedicated on November 25, 1969.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9:30am - 8:30pm; Fri, Sat, 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: Plenty of handicapped parking spots, plus ramps leading up to the entrance and elevators inside
- Founding Date: Nov. 25, 1969
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 1,000,000
- Specialties: A children's area with activities and a unique layout; Mango Languages, which allows library users to learn foreign languages for free; free film series in the auditorium; art gallery in main entryway.
- 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: Computer workshops, children's classes, life skills classes
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Public restrooms: Yes