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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Sun: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library

Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Suzanne Krueger, Community Librarian

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  • Fax Machine
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • TDD
  • Computers
    • 3 Internet Public Computers
    • 2 Laptops available for the public to check out and use within the Branch.
    • 1 Children's Early Literacy Station Computer - loaded with fun educational games for age 2-8. No Internet connection, so it is safe and secure. Features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas.
    • 1 Online Public Access Catalog
  • Photocopies - black and white only, 10 cents per copy

Community Information

  • Friends of the Ida Library
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Community Book Sale
    • An annual book sale is held on Saturday during Ida Community Days in May. Please check the online calendar for the exact time and date. Donations are welcome and will gladly be accepted up to one month prior to the sale.
  • Community Room
    • Located between the Library and Township Hall is booked through the Ida Township office which can be reached by calling 734-269-3045.
  • Ida Township Board
  • Ida Civic Club
  • Ida Public Schools

QA with Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster is the author of the 2014 Michigan Notable Book, The Colored Car. We asked Ms. Elster to share her summer reading list.

  • Do you have any comments about your summer reading list? My summer list is all fiction. I'm trying to cram in as many fiction titles as possible before I start my next writing project.
  • What future projects are you planning? Later this summer I'll start work on the third volume in my fictionalized Ford family saga.
  • Are there any books that have had a major impact on you as a writer? Of course. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, just to name a few.
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