Commemorative Spaces

Our Sincere Thanks

We extend special thanks to the donors whose significant gifts are commemorated with permanent, named recognition at various points in the Library. As always, we also thank our most important donors, the people of Flint, who made this Flint Public Library building possible.

Commemorative Spaces

A. J. Rowe Family Snack Room

The Rowe family hopes that every child who comes into the Library will find the spark that lights his or her passion for reading.
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Big John Steak & Onion Aquarium

Joe Klobucher has always reached out through his personal and professional life to help others help themselves. That’s why he supports Flint Public Library.
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Bryer-Hurand Storytime Garden

The Ben F. Bryer Foundation and The Hurand Family have chosen to commemorate their strong legacy of community involvement and family unity by naming the outdoor garden.
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Charles Stewart Mott Community Room

The Mott Foundation granted over $15.5 million to support planning for and renovations to the Flint Public Library, an organization essential to the community’s well-being.
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Consumers Energy Foundation Atrium

The Consumers Energy Foundation is proud to support the Library and its commitment to the literacy and learning of Flint residents for decades to come.
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Dolores Ennis Room

The Dolores Ennis Room overlooks Central High School, where she spent much of her life teaching. Her spirit will keep an eye on things into the future.
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Dr. Marie L. Hackley Wright Room

Dr. Marie Hackley Wright was the Rosa Parks of her time. Her boundless capabilities drove her to break barriers and excel in multiple disciplines over her lifetime.
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Dr. Wendell and Helen Harris Meeting Room

The Harris children acknowledge the blessing of their incredible parents and are proud to commemorate that legacy through the Dr. Wendell B. and Helen B. Harris Room.
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Edith Prunty Spencer Room

The Piper family chose to honor Edith Prunty Spencer for her work at the Library as well as her legacy of community impact.
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Flint Central Classroom A and B

Flint Central closed its doors in 2009 after more than 80 years of serving students and the community. Although now confined to history, may this beloved institution be a continuing source of inspiration.
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Friends of the Flint Public Library Room

The Friends of the Flint Public Library gave a gift to name this room in honor of the generous volunteers whose tireless work helps fund essential Library programs.
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General Motors Special Collections Room

GM converted more than 14,500 square feet of a warehouse into collection storage space for the Library during its renovation. The General Motors Special Collections Room honors this in-kind gift.
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Gloria Coles Sky Salon

An anonymous donor chose to honor Gloria Coles for her exceptional 20-year stewardship as Director of Flint Public Library.
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Graff Family Foundation Digital Studio

The Graff Family Foundation believes the Library is an important asset, especially to help educate the workforce of tomorrow. They continue to give back to a community that has been good to them.
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Jane and Larry Worthing Alcove

The fact that our community kept this building, and transformed it, compelled Jane and Larry Worthing to make a gift toward the renovation.
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Mural

Through this mural sponsorship, the Friends of the Flint Public Library gratefully acknowledge Dr. Bobby Mukkamala’s gift of storage space during the Library renovation.
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Rotary Club of Flint Room

In honor of its commitment to literacy, the Rotary Club of Flint gave a gift to name the meeting room in the Children’s Learning Center.
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Ruth Rawlings Mott Children’s Learning Center

Ruth Rawlings Mott was a mother, local leader, and philanthropist who cared deeply about children and their families and believed wholeheartedly in lifelong learning.
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Senator Joe and Mary Conroy Children's Program Room

The Conroys hope that the discoveries made in this room will encourage children to learn, grow and prosper as vibrant members of our communities.
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Svea Kline Tiles

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded a grant to preserve the Svea Kline tiles that were installed in the original Children’s Room in 1958.
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The Whiting Foundation Conference Center

The Whiting Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations throughout Flint and Genesee County.
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Willie E. and Veronica Artis Study Room

Willie and Veronica Artis, staunch advocates for Flint and their community, chose to invest in the Library renovation because they believe in education and lifelong learning.
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“Sport Coat” Sculpture

Sport Coat Sculpture
This original sculpture by FIA glass artist Brent Swanson was donated by Andrew Watchorn so that community members could see and appreciate it.
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