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Making the Most of the Northfield Township Area Library

Even in the digital age we live in, libraries are still an extremely valuable community resource. In a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center, 95% of Americans over the age of 16 believe that the resources libraries are a vital way to provide everyone with a chance to succeed in life. 81% of respondents also said that public libraries provide services that would be difficult to find elsewhere.

Since 1989, the Northfield Township Area Library has been an important part of the Whitmore Lake community. Every year, they host over 200 events and programs for the community including book clubs, storytimes for children, after school activities, teen groups, resources for home schoolers, fitness events, events for seniors, and so much more. When they opened their doors in 1989, they only had about 650 registered members and 8,500 books, but they’ve since grown to have 5,000 registered members, over 15,000 books, 1,600 audiobooks, and over 800 movies on DVD. Members also have the ability to download electronic books and audiobooks.

The Northfield Township Area Library is located in the historic Dodge House at 125 Barker Road, which was originally built in the 1840s. The library recently underwent an expansion project so they would be better able to meet the needs of the community. The new addition to the building not only provides more space to house their collection of books, it also created extra space for meetings.

The Northfield Township Area Library can also help you explore your family’s history. The Northfield Township Area Library has many different print publications that are very helpful for genealogical research. Members can also use the library edition of, which can provide you with access to historical documents and records from over 7,000 databases!

If you want to get out and explore some of the wonderful things Michigan has to offer, being a library member can help you do just that! The Northfield Area Township Library participates in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, which gives library members the chance to download and print off a pass that will provide them with free or reduced admission and other discounts to a large number of Michigan’s most popular state parks, museums, theaters, and more.

As a resident of HomeFirst™’s Coventry Woods and Hamburg Hills manufactured home communities, you’ll be living just minutes away from the stellar Northfield Area Township Library. No matter how old you are, living so close to a great library can do a lot to improve your life. Not only does the library provide a lot of amazing resources for Whitmore Lake, you’ll also be living near some excellent schools and an active community center.

Life is anything but boring in Whitmore Lake. Check out the manufactured homes for sale in these communities today! When you see the prices of the homes in these communities, you’ll understand why they can move so quickly. If you see a home you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can help you get started!

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