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Flooding at the Library
The Library building was damaged during the historic flood of May 2020.

Construction has begun on the damaged lower level!

Construction is ongoing and should be completed June 2022

Story room construction of brick Wall 2.jpg

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During the Flood

Flood water in Youth Services
Water line showing on the windows
Flood water in lower hall

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If you have borrowed items that sustained water damage during the flood, please do not return them to the library. If you have questions regarding these materials, please email the library at

Donating to the Library


Hello Midland Family, 

We are so thankful for all of the assistance we received during the flood.
Many more people have asked what they can do to help. 
At this point, we do not have a need for in-person volunteers.

We recommend people contact United Way if they wish to volunteer,
and we will share information when and if we need volunteers again.

We welcome Flood Relief donations sent to the Friends of the Library.
Mail your donation to:

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 2458
Midland, MI 48641

Please make checks or money orders payable to "Friends of the Grace A Dow Memorial Library" and note "Flood Relief" in the memo line.

Thank you for your support and concern for the library!

Flood Videos

Videos about the state of the library during and after the flood:

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