On Monday August 2, 2010, at 9:00am the Ferndale Public Library opened its new facility at 222 E Nine Mile Rd. We have a beautiful new, green building, new public access computers and new material. We’re looking forward to seeing our regular users again and we’re extending an invitation to everyone to come see what we have to offer. Although Ferndale is not immune from the economic constraints that all of southeast Michigan currently experiences, it is a sign of Ferndale’s vitality and resilience that it is opening a new Library facility to provide cultural programming and information services so needed at this time. People need public libraries now more than ever, and we’re ready to do our part to help people cope and thrive in difficult times.
Library Vision and Mission
Ferndale’s library brings people and information together in a vibrant environment. The Ferndale Public Library is welcoming and responsive to those who live and work in our community, providing quality resources and innovative programs in a comfortable setting.
1 – Create more pleasing and comfortable interior and exterior environments
2 – Improve customer service
3 – Increase access to services, facilities and collections
4 – Improve and update the collection
5 – Increase public awareness
6 – Diversify funding
The library under construction, 1953
Photo Courtesy of: Jack M. Richards, Photographer
The library has applied for LEED Certification. Leadership in energy and environmental design, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.