Throughout its long history, the Fennville District Library has benefitted from a tremendous level of community support. The library traces its roots to the Woman’s Club of Fennville, which was founded on April 7, 1921. The members decided that one of their major projects should be the establishment and maintenance of a community library. The first library collection was derived from an assortment of books gathered by earlier literary societies and donations from the Woman’s Club members. Books began circulating in June of 1922. In 1948, Minnie Little was hired as the first paid librarian. In 1976 the library became the Fennville District Library and joined the Lakeland Library Cooperative. In 1987 the library purchased the property at 400 West Main Street and contracted to have a 14,000 sq. ft., two level building with a budget of $900,000. In April 1992, through the generosity of many local donors, the facility was completely paid for and a mortgage burning ceremony was held. On April 4, 2015 the Fennville District Library with the support of the community opened a new 3,400 square foot youth center. Youth and teens who visit the library now have their own space to play, explore, study and create. Fennville District Library is ranked by the Library of Michigan as a Class IV library and it currently serves the information and reading needs of more than 14,500 patrons who live in the district or in townships that contract with it for library services. The Fennville District Library is one of the community’s greatest assets. With a knowledgeable staff, fantastic programming, wireless capabilities, and a large community room, the library tends to be one of the central hubs of the city. In addition to a variety of books, magazines and newspapers the library also offers internet connected computers, special summer programs for kids, and a genealogy room. Included in the lower level of the library is its used book store as well as a large community room with tables and chairs that is available to accommodate more than 150 people. The current Director is Teresa Williams Krupar. For more information on library programs and services visit the website at: www.fennvilleedl.michlibrary.org or call 269.561.5050 RESTAURANTS Fennville is a great destination for the food and arts connoisseur. Locals and visitors alike will find quality restaurants that provide an array of cuisine, satisfying the sophisticated and even picky palate! Fennville’s dining options are superb. Find your Flavor in Fennville! Several excellent eateries are found in Fennville too. Enjoy Blue Goose Cafe, Crane’s Pie Pantry, Hop N, ROOT, Salt of the Earth, Steven’s Hotel, and the What-Not-Inn. You can’t overlook the refreshing desserts made available by Tastee Treat and Earls Farm Market and Restaurant.
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