Our Favorite Stories About Your Library’s Impact

The Winter 2023 edition of “Best Sellers” is available and ready for your enjoyment!  This newsletter spotlights the impact that donor gifts have on the Library and our services.  It also includes our annual report.  Please click

Celebrate with Our Muslim Neighbors

Part of our role as a community hub is to help our neighbors learn about each other.  Approximately 2.6% of Flint is Muslim.  That’s why we’re inviting you to the Library on May 20 to learn a bit about the Muslim festival of Eid-el fitr.

Income Tax Assistance

The Library is a community hub, where many people and organizations can come to find resources and assistance.  We’re pleased to host VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) on Saturdays, beginning February 11 and ending on March 25.  Please see ou

Celebrating Black History Month

Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.  Flint Public Library is pleased to offer programs that will help our...

Why Does the Library Celebrate MLK Day?

In 1985, Gloria Coles was the director of Flint Public Library.  She decided to host a program to honor Dr. King at the Library because she thought his words of brotherhood, hope and peace were important to the entire community... 

New On-Demand Streaming Video Service

It’s time to start thinking about that annual question, “What are we going to do over the holidays while the kids are not in school?”  One great option is to watch some free, family-friendly movies through kanopy, our new on-demand video streaming service.  Go to and log in with your Flint Public Library Card and PIN... 

Cultural Center Holiday Walk

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of festivities to kick off the holiday season!  All of the Cultural Center Institutions will be open on Tuesday, December 6.  There are special activities, treats and events to be enjoyed at the Library as well...

Kay Schwartz Announces Retirement

We have been blessed with strong, courageous, dedicated Directors who have led and shaped this institution into a community jewel.  Kay Schwartz has been one such leader.  And now, as is true for all longstanding organizations, we will be saying f

A Great FREE Gift Idea: Books!

Research shows that reading to children is an important part of helping them get ready for kindergarten.  The Dolly Parton Imagination Library sends a FREE book every month to the home of each registered child (birth through five years of age)!...

Letters from Our Fighting Men

Letters from Our Fighting Men is a collection of brief notes and photographs of 48, mostly Michigan men, serving in the U.S. Military in World War II.

Vote for Flint Forward!

If you've had a chance to visit the renovated Library, you know what an amazing job OPN Architects did in bringing our vision for a 21st century Library to life. They chose to create a video about this project that showcases the gritty, determined people of Flint and their commitment to the next generation of learners...

Library Renovation Wins Prestigious Design Award

The newly renovated Flint Public Library has received an Excellence in Design Merit Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Awards reflect a project’s design excellence, response to solving architectural challenges, and importance in the community...

Explore Flint’s Quilting Legacy

Fabric can tell fascinating stories. Flint Public Library is home to storytellers of all kinds, and so we are pleased to once again welcome the Flint African American Quilter’s Guild for their annual exhibit on October 13-15...