Library Hours & Location
Redford Township District Library
25320 West Six Mile Road
Redford, MI 48240
Map and directions to Library
Email us at: RTDL@redfordlibrary.org
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2013 Holiday Closings
For your convenience, 2 book drops are open 24 hours daily. They are located along the wall beside the main entrance to the library. 1 book drop is strictly for AV materials [videos, DVDs, books on tape, music cds, etc.
The library may close, close early or postpone opening when weather conditions exist that make travel dangerous. The primary factor for this decision will be the safety of the staff and the library users. Maximum effort will be made to maintain regular library operating hours.
When applicable, the library will be guided by Redford Township public schools closing. Information regarding those two school districts (Redford Union School District and South Redford School District) may be obtained by listening to WWJ radio 950 AM or by accessing the schoolclosed.com website.
Emergency closings due to building problems such as power outages, flooding or other situations may occasionally happen.
Decisions to close will be made by the Library Director or Senior Staff member, after consultation with the Library Board president or other officer of the Board.
Automated Phone Renewal
Renew materials and check your library record by phone, 24/7! Use your library card number, Personal Identification Number [PIN] and touchtone phone. A numeric PIN is required.
Dial Toll Free (888) 672-8983.
Enter your library card number.
Enter your PIN
1. to renew materials
2. to list available holds ready for pickup
3. to list materials checked out
4. to list overdue materials
5. for information concerning fines
6. to change your PIN
8. to repeat this menu
9. to exit
Board of Trustees
|from left to right
Elizabeth Lepak, Trustee
Michelle Baker, Trustee
David Wirth, Trustee
Lonita Love, Treasurer
Reva Wujcik, President
|Hugh Laird, Secretary|
Contact the Library Board at RTDLboard@redfordlibrary.org .
Library Board of Trustees Meetings 2013
Library Board Meeting Minutes
All Library Board meetings are held at 4 pm in the upstairs meeting room, unless otherwise noted.
RTDL Strategic Plan
Over the past seven months, we surveyed Township residents to learn what our community wants and needs from its library. We studied Redford’s changing demographics, and emerging library trends. With an outstanding committee of local advisors, we then worked to develop a strategic plan that will move us in the right direction. We are very excited to share the results!
Click here to view a one-page summary, or here to read the entire plan document.
This plan was adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on 10/15/12. If you have questions or comments regarding our new strategic plan, please forward them to Library Director Lisa Hoenig.
Library service began in the 1920's, provided to the citizens of
Township by Bookmobiles. Through citizen efforts, work toward a Redford Township Library began in 1945 when the first Library Board was appointed.
The Library was first housed in the fire hall where it remained until March 1949, when it moved to a small building on
Five Mile Road near Beech Daly. Larger quarters were provided in a building across from the Township Offices and the Library moved again in March 1956. Many local organizations helped provide more books, equipment and special services during this year, all of which were financed by a community card party that gave all of the proceeds to the Library.
Ground was broken for a new library building in July 1961 and on Sunday, May 20, 1962, the Redford Township Public Library was dedicated. In 1966, an addition, funded by Library Services and Construction Act and local matching funds, was completed, bringing the Library to 14,650 square feet. The Library remained virtually without renovation until 1992, when the Township, Friends of the Library, staff and community as a whole, using "sweat equity" and matching funds from the Department of Commerce Equity Grant Program, joined together to make a "User Friendly Library."
Changes continued over the next few years using grants and matching funds from the State of
Michigan, Chrysler Corporation, Department of Forestry and others. Usage grew dramatically and it was soon decided that a larger, more modern library was needed to meet community needs and demands. A group of citizens, along with the Library Board and Friends of the Library, decided to form a district library with a dedicated millage voted by the citizens of
Redford. This source of funds could only be used to provide library service to the community. In May 1994, a district library was formed. In August 1994, citizens of
Redford voted the Library a 1 mil operating fund in perpetuity. The Library expanded its hours and services to the community and continued to actively seek ways to become more involved in projects that benefit the whole community.
New plans were formulated and the new District Library Board began looking for a place to construct a new building to better serve the citizens. Five different sites were investigated and ultimately found inappropriate or not available for constructing a new library.
Redford approached the Library in June of 2002, with an offer of 2.5 acres of free land on which to build a new library for the community. The Board met and quickly said, "Yes." Plans were formulated for an $8.5 million bond campaign to finance the building of a new facility. The campaign was a success and ground was broken on May 28, 2003 for the new Redford Township District Library.
The new 65,000 square foot, state of the art library opened its doors on August 23, 2004. More than 7,300 people used the Library during the first week we were open! On September 19, 2004, the new Library was dedicated to the citizens of
Redford, who provided funds for operations and the new building.
The Library Board and staff wish to thank the citizens of
Redford for their support; the architectural firm of Merritt, McPherson and Cieslak; the construction firm of McCarthy & Smith, especially our great construction manager Jerry Welch; and Library Design Associates, who designed and furnished the library interior.
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