Clawson Library celebrates 80 years

Clawson Library turns 80 years old.


Librarians have been known to say “shhhhh” over the years, a command usually directed at a patron for talking.

When Eva Joyce Burns began visiting the Clawson Public Library as a child in the 1940s and ’50s, she remembers visitors abiding by the no-talking policies.

It was the patrons’ feet that caused the most noise, she recalled.

The original home of the library, which opened in 1929 on Main Street north of 14 Mile, was the old farmhouse of the Blair family, one of the city’s pioneers.

“What I remember most was the creaky floors,” Burns said. “It always creaked when you walked around to different shelves.

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