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Wayne Public Library celebrated 25 years in 2021

By Carolyn Marnon – “This building became a library when the people walked in,” said then-Library Board President Ed Marman at the dedication ceremony of the Wayne Public Library 25 years ago. Twenty-five years later, the library still exists to serve the community,...

Veterans display at Wayne Public Library

By Sarah Shurge – As we welcome the month of November, many people’s first thought goes to Thanksgiving. A holiday focused on family, friends, football, and food. But another holiday happens earlier in the month that some would consider much more important. Veterans Day....

New partnership brings improved internet access

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks have teamed up with The Library Network and the Suburban Library Cooperative to form an exciting new pilot partnership that aims to provide equitable access to wi-fi hotspot service for students in southeast Michigan. In the best of times, inequitable...
Posted On 18 Apr 2021

Wayne library part of 1 million downloads record

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne Public Library has partnered with a group of 49 other TLN (The Library Network) libraries to establish Download Destination, a group of southeastern Michigan TLN (The Library Network) libraries making OverDrive digital materials available to...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

New library program provides homework help

By Carolyn Marnon – No one knew as we rang in the new decade at midnight on January 1 the incredible upheaval that would enter our lives just three months later. COVID-19 changed the way our students would study and learn during a crazy and unknown time. Now it is 6 months...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020

High school sweethearts give back to community

By Carolyn Marnon – Giving back has always been high on their list of priorities, so when Murray and Bernice Millar both died, several organizations in Wayne were the recipients of the Millar’s trust fund. Murray and Bernice (nee’ Greenawalt) Millar were longtime residents...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020

Citizen group asks residents to help the library

By Carolyn Marnon – Citizens to Restore Wayne’s Library have been working tirelessly to inform the residents of Wayne about the one mill increase they are requesting voters to approve on August 7 in the primary election that would provide additional funding for the Wayne...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018

Former library director honored

By Carolyn Marnon – It came as no surprise that more than 45 people packed into the little storytime room in the children’s section of the Wayne Public Library recently. They were there to honor their friend, mother, grandmother, Red Hat member and colleague, former library...

What’s everybody reading in town

By Dee Ryan – City Clerk, Matt Miller writes “ I am almost finished with “Once in a Great City—A Detroit Story” by David Mariniss.  A wonderful history of the City with a look at all walks of life, from poor South West Detroit kids to Motown greats, to the Ford...