The Ferndale Public Library was the focus of The Library of Michigan’s video “The 21st Century Library – The Library as Place”.
A film crew recorded the library’s first Summer Concert of the year by soul and R&B group, Soul Explosion last night. “It’s a great opportunity to show off what makes Ferndale Public Library a great place to be.” said Director, Jessica Keyser. “We’ve worked hard to create the kind of library where people come, not just to study or check out books, but to be entertained and to meet up with friends.”
Showcasing live musical talent just one way that the Ferndale Public Library creates a sense of place in the community. The library also hosts art exhibitions, yoga classes, film series and book parties. The Ferndale Public Library was recently renovated and expanded to make the physical space required for such innovative programming.
The Library of Michigan is partnering with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan,CEDAM, to produce an episode for the Bright Side program featuring the wonderful work of libraries throughout the state.The Bright Side features positive stories around Michigan and provides useful tips, everything from who to call for foreclosure help to how to improve a small business. Each episode is based on a different theme. They have chosen six topic areas for the library series and we have provided CEDAM with some ideas for content for each topic. They have chosen the Ferndale Public Library for the The 21stCentury Library – The Library as Place topic.
The Bright Side is produced by CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan), a Lansing-based nonprofit with a statewide focus. CEDAM was awarded a $25,000 equipment grant from theLansing Public Media Center to create this show, and is supported by numerous other community partners.
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Source: Ferndale Public Library