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Moore Public Library, A District Library

Moore Public Library, A District Library

The library district is made up of Worth Township and the Village of Lexington, but we serve the entire local community.

Great news! Phase 1 of our building construction will begin in 2021 to expand the library by renovating the adjacent building to include a community room, elevator, and increased technology. So far, we have raised $284,000 in cash and pledges, and the Library Board has added $100,000 giving us a current total of $384,000.

 More great news! We’ve been accepted to participate in Gannett Foundation’s crowd-sourcing fundraiser, A Community Thrives. The fundraising runs from September 21st - October 16th. Once we raise $3000 in donations to the library on the Mightycause website, we are eligible to compete for cash bonuses and a national grant.  This is the address to give:

https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Moore-Public-Library 

Best Week to Donate:

12:00 noon, Monday 9/28 through 11:59 a.m., Monday 10/5

 We are competing for the Bonus Prize for the most money raised this week.

 Only payments by a credit card or PayPal will be accepted for this event and are subject to normal processing fees. All donations are tax-deductible.

 Of course, your donation is welcome at ANY time, but for it to count for “A Community Thrives,” it must be made by October 16.

 Thank you for your help!

 

A LITTLE LIBRARY HISTORY

     The Charles H. Moore Library of Lexington was opened in the present building January 17, 1903.  Mrs. Mary Moore Sleeper, married to Albert E. Sleeper, governor of Michigan (1917-1920), along with her sisters Ella and Emma, deeded the property and building to the Village for library purposes only. They named it in honor of their father. The building had been constructed in 1859 by John Devine for his law office and was remodeled for a library during the early part of the 1900’s. The library was    launched with 1300 books from Oscoda, donated by J. L. Wood, an uncle of the Moore sisters. 

     The Library became a District Library in 2004 and was renamed the Moore Public Library.  The district is made up of the Village of Lexington and Worth Township. The library does however serve everyone who enters its doors and does not charge out of district fees. 

     In 2017 the library acquired the adjacent building to the east of it and is now in the process of a Capital Campaign to renovate and connect the two buildings to add more space for materials, technology, and a meeting room.

Location & Hours

Main Branch
Moore Public Library
7239 Huron Avenue, Lexington, Michigan 48450

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Phone: 810-359-8267
Fax: 810-359-2986

         OPEN HOURS
Monday and Thursday 12 - 6
Tuesday, Wed, Friday 10 - 4
**Curbside Pickup Available**

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 189
Lexington, Michigan 48450

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