Detroit Libraries By Nic,Chase and Palladio
The mission of the Detroit Public Library The Detroit Public Library enhances the quality of life for the diverse and dynamic community in the City of Detroit the library enlightens and empowers its citizens to meet their lifelong learning needs through open and equitable access to information, technology and cultural/educational programs.
History Libraries have been a part of modern society for as long as we can remember. They have been a human resource for life long learning and fun. The Detroit Public Library first opened its doors for library service on March 25, 1865. The library’s original location was just one room in the former Michigan territorial capital building downtown at state and Griswold streets in what is now capital park.
Skillman Library Center Park Library in 1872 Skillman Library The Skillman Library opened in 1932 on the same site as the Center Park Library
Chase Branch Library This is the chase branch library to the right is the past and present and below is the Ariel view Now Then
Main library This is the main library designed by the famous architect Cass Gilbert the design was new renaissance. He later on the front was finished in 1921 and opened while the back was completed in 1963 Then Now
Franklin Branch Library The Franklin branch library was opened in 1929 and was located on block north of the current location but was temporarily closed in 1932 and opened a month later with funds raised by local residence it moved to its current location on January 24, 1950
Legend Chase Branch Main Branch Franklin Branch Skillman Branch
Changes in libraries Over the years libraries have changed by expanding the buildings ,adding more tittles to there shelf's ,computerized and more efficient to meet the needs and wants of people.
Needs and wants of people The needs of people who go to the library are research, Many school assignments involve going to the library and researching. The wants of people are just reading for fun. A lot of people like to read just for fun and enjoy learning new things.
Conclusion We predict that the technology will advance over the next few years I believe the future for libraries is online Libraries can be more sustainable by making books online and using more energy star computers.