DEARBORN (WWJ) – The last day of service for Snow Branch Library in Dearborn is scheduled for Friday, September 2.

The city decided to close the library after being faced with difficult decisions in order to balance the budget.

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Although Snow Branch Library is closing, the city is retaining all library services through the Henry Ford Centennial Library and Bryant Branch Library on Michigan Ave., as well as the Esper Branch Library on W. Warren Ave.

In addition, because of the reciprocal borrowing agreement with Dearborn Heights, Dearborn residents can use the Caroline Kennedy Library (24590 George Street) and the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library (24602 Van Born Road) for all their borrowing needs.

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The return drop box at the Snow Branch Library will remain open until the end of September to accommodate those patrons returning library materials.

The library has been open since 1960. It holds a collection of nearly 60,000 items.

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