Delta Library

By: Beth Shayne Email
By: Beth Shayne Email

"I call us the best kept secret in Delta Township right now," Cherry Hamrick, library director says of the building she runs.

Tucked away on a residential street off Saginaw highway, it's the elementary school she attended, refitted as a library.

"Our public computers are full almost every minute of the day and we could have twice as many and it wouldn't be enough," she says. "Everytime we get a book we almost have to take a book off."

She shows off an office that once was a closet, and bathrooms that were designed for elementary students--too small for adults.

Thanks to a millage passed in November--the wheels are turning--finally--to move. Tuesday, Delta Township opened the contractors' bids for a library six times the size of the old one, set to be built on Elmwood near the Lansing Mall. It should cost about about 8 million dollars and groundbreaking should begin in May.

It'll have separate wings for kids and adults, a scenic reading area, wireless access, a community center, and a historical room. It should be, Hamrick says, remarkable.

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  • by Andy Location: Lansing on Apr 11, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    Given the need I think it's a great idea. Good luck on construction.
  • by John Location: Holt on Apr 11, 2007 at 06:37 AM
    Everything is moving out of Lansing and Holt and it is going towards Grand Ledge! Just look where they built the new GM plant. Lanisng is just another Flint in the making!
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