Ferndale library sheds light on $4.8M makeover

The Ferndale Public Library officially abandoned its 1950s image Monday and revealed its $4.8 million digital-age makeover.

“Think
Jetsons,” said library director Douglas Raber in his modernized office.
“We didn’t want it to be a traditional-looking library with dark woods
and a business-like atmosphere because that’s not Ferndale. We wanted
something modern but tasteful.”

The library, at its original
location at 222 E. Nine Mile, nearly doubled its size, from 11,000
square feet to 21,000 square feet. It also is firmly rooted in the 21st
century by going completely wireless and adding 27 computers.

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