Estimated Renovation Timeline

  • November 5, 2019: Public vote
  • February 2020: Library closes operations at its current building.
  • March to May 2020: COVID-19 closure.
  • June 2020: Construction begins at 1026 E. Kearsley Street.
  • July 2020: Library resumes operations at Courtland Center, Burton, MI
  • November 2021: Library closes operations at its temporary location.
  • May 2022: Library re-opens for service at 1026 E. Kearsley Street.

Building Renderings

Building Exterior
(Kearsley Street view)

  • new terrace for patrons/event attendees
  • sloped sidewalk with barrier-free access to terrace and front door
  • accent lighting along walls
  • casual outdoor gathering spaces for story time and other activities

Building Exterior

  • repaved parking lot with angled parking
  • drive-up book drop
  • canopy over entrance


  • lower stacks to provide clear sight lines
  • staffed desks for checkout and assistance
  • self check-out kiosks
  • open center atrium to second floor

Children’s Learning Place

  • twice as much space as is currently offered
  • a classroom for story times and programs
  • places for early literacy creative play
  • comfortable seating for parents as well as kids
  • snack area

Community Room

  • can be configured to seat up to 250 people
  • sliding glass doors to provide acoustic privacy
  • automated window shades for room darkening as needed
  • a small catering kitchen
  • direct access to the terrace

Learning Stair

  • designed for small presentations and seating
  • topped with a glass-enclosed casual meeting room (the “unconference” room)

Digital Learning Hub

  • shared tables for personal computer and technology use
  • small tables with presentation screens for group work
  • desktop computers
  • printing center
  • laptop checkout
  • three tech-rich classrooms

Internet Café

  • vended coffee and snacks
  • a place to eat and relax or work

Conference Center

  • open, pre-function space with lounge seating
  • large conference room that seats 75
  • three breakout rooms