As always, the Public is invited to attend all Library Commission Meetings and Library events. The Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities upon adequate notice. If you need assistance, please call the Bennett Civic Center Library at 734-466-2491 or email lvcc@livoniapubliclibrary.org.
Click here for more information about our Livonia Seed Library

The Livonia Seed Library

The Livonia Seed Library is a free public library resource for our community to borrow garden seed and learn about gardening and seed saving. It is located on the second floor of our Bennett Civic Center branch in a former microfilm cabinet.

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The New York Times

Your Livonia library card gives you free access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic!

Click here for more eResources

Library Book Bundles

Book Bundles

Need help picking out books? Try a book bundle! Each bundle will include 3 books based on your choice of genre and format. A staff member will call you to schedule a pickup time. Use the forms below to request a book bundle from the Bennett Civic Center Library.

Request Books
Request Music CDs

Adult Summer Reading Program
Adult Summer Reading Program 2024
June 1 – July 31, 2024

Adventure begins at your library! Readers can earn a prize drawing entry for each book (print, ebook or audiobook) read, which can then be placed in the virtual jar representing the prize they would like to win. Participants also get a prize drawing ticket for program attendance, using Michigan Adventure Passes (MAP Program), submitting book reviews, or first time online registration at Beanstack!

Click here to view program brochure

Great Michigan Read

Image of the Book Firekeeper's Daughter with the logo for Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read.
Read Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley for Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read. Pickup a copy at any Livonia Public Library location and join us for programs this March!
 
The 2023–24 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Library of Michigan, Image Creative Group, BiblioBoard, and Michigan Radio Reads.

@ Bennett Civic Center: Documentary showing followed by Q&A with the filmmaker 
 Monday, March 11
7 p.m.  

@ Carl Sandburg: Book Discussion
 Tuesday, March 26
6 p.m.

Adult Crafts

Adult Crafts

Come and craft with us! Registration required. You must be a Livonia Resident with a valid Livonia Public Library card to register.

@ Civic Center: Jewelry Making Workshop
Wednesday, May 22
Registration begins Wednesday, May 8
2:30-4 p.m.

@ Civic Center: Scratch Art
Monday, June 17
Registration begins Monday, June 3
7-8 p.m.

@ Civic Center: Scrabble Tile Coasters
Monday, August 19
Registration begins Monday, August 5
7-8 p.m.

@ Civic Center: Pysanka Egg Decorating
Tuesday, August 20
Registration begins Tuesday, August 6
1-4 p.m.

@ Civic Center: Pysanka Egg Decorating
Thursday, August 22
Registration begins Tuesday, August 6
5-8 p.m.

Noontime Concerts

Noontime Concerts

Noontime Concert Series
Join us every month for a special concert that will entertain audiences of all ages. All concerts take place in the Bennett Civic Center Library Atrium, begin at 12:15 p.m., and are free to attend. Bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy the show.

Co-sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commission.

Book Clubs @ the Livonia Public Library

Book Clubs @ the Livonia Public Library

Join one of our book discussion groups.

Positive Pages Book Group
Tired of gloomy weather and bad news? Join us for a new Book Group featuring gentler reads. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Send an email to librarian Mable Doot at mdoot@livoniapubliclibrary.org for more information.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Tuesday, May 7
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Tuesday, June 4
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Tuesday, July 2
10 a.m to 12 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Tuesday, August 6
10 a.m to 12 p.m.


A Novel Book Group
A Novel Book Group (aka Civic Center Book Group) will meet monthly to discuss recent works of fiction. Join us if you’re interested in exploring books from diverse genres and points of view. Registration is not required. For more information, contact librarian Paige Plant at 734-466-2480.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Thursday, May 9
6-7:30 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Thursday, June 13
6-7:30 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Thursday, July 11
6-7:30 p.m.

@ Bennett Civic Center
Thursday, August 8
6-7:30 p.m.


First Monday Memoirs
Join us for First Monday Memoirs and read a wide range of memoirs and biographies with something for everyone. No registration required. Contact Nicole with any questions: 248-893-4010 or nlane@livoniapubliclibrary.org.

@ Carl Sandburg 
Monday, May 6
6:30-7:30 p.m.

@ Carl Sandburg 
Monday, June 3
6:30-7:30 p.m.

@ Carl Sandburg 
Monday, July 1
6:30-7:30 p.m.

@ Carl Sandburg 
Monday, August 5
6:30-7:30 p.m.


If you are hosting a neighborhood book club, be sure to check out our book club kits.

100 Books

100 Books in 2023
Can you rise to the challenge and keep reading all year long? Register for the 100 Book Club and track your reading here: livonialibrary.beanstack.org.

Track the books you read all year long. For every 10 books you read, you’ll be given a raffle ticket towards our grand prize drawing. You will earn a ticket for every 10 books, up to 100 books read during the year. The more you read, the better your chances are to win! Prizes include gift cards to local Livonia businesses, and multiple winners will be chosen. Grand prize drawing will occur after January 1, 2024.

2023 registration is open to anyone ages 12 and up. You can join us at any point during the year, but only titles completed and logged before December 31 will count towards your total. All books are eligible! Log your hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, large print, graphic novels, ebooks, library owned or personal copies (magazines and comic books do not count). Each title can only be counted once per year, but feel free to reread your favorites as often as you would like.

Don’t stop at 100, though! Keep logging all year long to see how many books you can read in just 365 days. Let’s get reading!

History Lives

History Lives

History Lives at the Library is a program series that runs from March through October at the Bennett Civic Center Library.

The purpose of this decade long series is to present insightful, interesting, and informative historical programs of either World, American, or Michigan historical topics.

Presentations occur in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required to attend. Specific information on the presentations can be found on the library’s website, within the library’s newsletter, and the City of Livonia newsletter.
Watch Past History Lives Programs
Watch Past History Lives Programs
Under the Radar Michigan @ the Library

Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman from the PBS series Under The Radar Michigan visited the Bennett Civic Center Library on October 26, 2017 to present an entertaining look behind the scenes of their Emmy-winning show for their “Yelling in the Library Tour.”

Adult Events

Adult Events

Also check out the full Calendar of Events.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library


32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491


Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library


30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010


Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library


32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150


Closed in 2019 due to
structural issues
and water damage.

Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library


15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559


Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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