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      Michigamme Library open 24/7

      For around seven years now, residents of Michigamme have had a place to check out books 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      The Michigamme Library has been open for close to ten years and has been open continuously for around the past seven. The library is not a part of the Michigan Library Association which is why it is able to stay open 24 hours a day with little supervision.

      Around 7,000 individual titles can be found at the library, with around 1,000 of those being children's books.

      "We actually have a higher per capita readership in this library than Ishpeming, or L'Anse, or the other public libraries around," says library volunteer Cindy Coleman.

      In the time that the library has been open, only one book was lost and even that book was returned in time.

      The building itself was built in 1873 as a church and was donated to the community around 15 years ago. Donations are accepted to the library; however it is asked that these donations come in the form of money rather than books due to limited shelf space.