StoryCorps Detroit: Is this Detroit Institution Under-Rated? [PHOTOS]

It contains a sports archive, an internet radio station for teens, and late night tours.

Sean Ryan Everett is the executive director of the Detroit Public Library Foundation and Crystal Powell is the board president. Everett believes that libraries have a chance to innovate and offer more than just books.

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“I want to take it in an un-traditional direction,” Everett told Powell during their StoryCorps interview. “I see us as having the opportunity to disrupt libraries a little bit… and bring something different,” he said.

In this StoryCorps Detroit segment, Everett and Powell talk about what they see as the hidden gems of Detroit’s libraries.

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Scroll down for a photo tour of the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.

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