Lapeer District Library

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Marguerite deAngeli Branch

921 West Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446
Map

Phone: (810) 664-6971
Fax: (810) 664-5581

Hours:
Monday - Thursday    9-8
Friday & Saturday       9-5
Sundays                       1-5

Story Hour Sessions @ deAngeli

Photo Gallery 

Meeting Room Reservation Form

Friends of the Marguerite deAngeli Library Website

Friends of the Marguerite deAngeli Library Application

Friends of the Marguerite deAngeli Library Facebook Page

Yard Sign Form

Marguerite deAngeli Collection  

On-going Events at deAngeli

 

Friday Book Discussions: 4th Friday of the Month 11:30am
Knitting & Crocheting: Various days and times
Basket Weavers: 1st Monday of the Month 10am
"Fabs" Music Appreciation: 1st Wednesday of the Month 2pm
Writer's Circle: 1st Thursday of the Month 6pm
Chess Club: 3rd Saturday of the Month 2pm
Alzheimer's Support Group: 3rd Wednesday of the Month 6pm

Branch History

Founded in 1859, the Lapeer Ladies Library Association gathered the community's first collection of books for lending.  The popularity of the collection led the Carnegie Foundation to offer $10,000 to build a public Library in 1916.  In part through the efforts of Congressman Louis Cramton, a larger Carnegie grant was secured in 1921.  The citizens of Lapeer provided the remainder of the funds needed to construct this Georgian Revival building.  Designed by the prominent Detroit firm of Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, the library opened in 1923. 

The County Library started in 1939 and separated from the City Library in 1944 though they still occupied the same space.
The first book mobile was purchased in 1944.

In 1948, the first branch of the county library was opened in Gwinn's Hardware Store called a "Booketeria" or "self-serve" library.

In 1956, Lapeer County Library moves to Imlay City.  In 1977, a merger is formed between the City and County libraries, with the City Library becoming the main branch.

In 1981 it was renamed to honor Newbery Award winning children's author and illustrator Marguerite deAngeli who was born in Lapeer in 1889.

In 1984, an addition was added on to the Marguerite deAngeli Library.

In January 2003, the Lapeer County Library system underwent a restructuring transition and changed its name to Lapeer District Library.

On August 22, 2010, the Marguerite deAngeli Branch was named a Literary Landmark by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, a division of the American Library Association.