Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library

The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is a public library in Alpena, Michigan, United States.

Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
CountryUnited States
TypePublic
Established1967
LocationAlpena, Michigan
Coordinates45°03′44″N 83°25′52″W / 45.06236°N 83.43108°W / 45.06236; -83.43108Coordinates: 45°03′44″N 83°25′52″W / 45.06236°N 83.43108°W / 45.06236; -83.43108
Websitewww.alpenalibrary.org
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HistoryEdit

Located in downtown Alpena, the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library was established in 1967 as a county library. Prior to 1967, the public library was part of the Alpena Public School system and was housed in the high school.[1] For the next seven years it occupied two storefronts on North Second Avenue.

In 1974, the library moved into the present facility at 211 North First Avenue. The 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) building was built with monies raised from county, township, and Federal Revenue Sharing Funds plus a $100,000 grant from the Jesse Besser Fund.

In 1985 a library millage was passed by the voters, and a renewal was successful in 1995. An energy retrofit was done in 1986, and in 1997 the building received a complete makeover, which included an electrical upgrade. A new computer lab, with a direct connection to the Internet, was part of that project.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schools Unlimited". Toledo Blade. April 2, 1967. Retrieved 20 February 2010.

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