Detroit Public Library - Richard Branch

9876 Grand River Avenue

Opened February 5, 1923, the Richard Branch was named in honor of the pioneer rector of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Richard, who was also one of Michigan's earliest educators, the first vice president of the University of Michigan, and the first bishop-designate of the Detroit diocese.

The Richard Branch offers a variety of services for all ages, with an emphasis on children's programs. Some these services include public access computers, a copy machine, tax forms, children's and adult audio books, and current bestsellers.

The building architectural style is Tudor, with walls of tapestry, brick, and tone. The ceiling-to-floor windows provide a well-lit and welcoming atmosphere, and the carved granite fireplace is a charming setting for children's story hours at the library.