ABOUT SALINE DISTRICT LIBRARY
The Saline District Library is a 33,000 square foot building set on 14 wooded acres in the heart of Saline. Many windows provide wonderful views, and a nature trail leads visitors across a bridge and through the woods.
- View our Library Floor Plan with 24/7 Drive-Up Book Drop
- Discover how much energy our rooftop solar panels are generating
- Visit our Library Grounds Plant Identification website
- Learn more about the statues at Saline District Library
- Walk the .58 mi long Leslee Niethammer Memorial Library Trail or Woodland Trail, and learn more about the woodland dynamics of these natural areas.
The library houses over 95,000 items, including books, large print books, DVDs, videos, music CDs, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines. Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and music are available online. Internet access and online databases provide patrons with the most current information available, and programs such as story hours, book discussion groups, summer reading programs, craft workshops, lectures, and more, are offered for all ages.
Meeting rooms are available for non-profit community groups and three study rooms are available for quiet study and small group meetings of up to 4 attendees.
A Saline History room provides various local and Michigan history sources, as well as a microfilm reader/printer and microfilm reels of back issues of The Saline Reporter newspaper. This area also contains two display cases of Bixby marionettes. The Bixby family lived in Saline for more than 100 years, and Meredith Bixby toured the South and Midwest for more than 40 years, showcasing his handcrafted puppets in 20,000 performances in schools, theaters, and community centers.
Local art is displayed throughout the building. Exhibits change on a regular schedule.
Saline District Library was created by and belongs to the people it serves. The Library exists to advance intellectual curiosity, promote lifelong learning , encourage cultural knowledge and maintain an environment in which minds can grow. It supports an active, informed and evolving community by providing all people with open access to resources in various formats representing diverse points of view.
The Library encourages curiosity and lifelong learning. It is a source for personal development , leisure enjoyment and creative discovery – all of which enrich and empower the community.
The Library provides free and equitable access to information in traditional and evolving formats; equipment and facilities for public use; and supportive and knowledgeable staff.
BUILDING AND PRESERVING COMMUNITY
The Library provides leadership to the evolving Saline community and serves as a source of information for citizens, business and community organizations. Through relationships and resource sharing, the Library will preserve Saline history and provide an avenue for local organizations to reach the general public.
The Library is a respectful and welcoming place for patrons and community groups and their activities.