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Many City buildings closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27

City building closures and trash schedule for July 4 holiday, reminder to residents of firework’s ordinance

Several city buildings will be closed the weekend of July 1 in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.

All three locations of the Dearborn Public Library — the Henry Ford Centennial Library, and the Bryant and Esper Branches — will be closed beginning Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4.

The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center and the Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC) will be closed on Monday, July 4.

The Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC) and the 19th District Court will be closed on Monday, July 4.

Trash, recycling and yard waste pickup will be delayed by one day for each district the week of July 4-8; Monday’s trash district will be serviced Tuesday, July 5.

Please be reminded of the City’s fireworks ordinance, which mimics state law.

During and leading up to Independence Day 2022, residents are permitted to use fireworks on the following days and times: Between 11 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3 and July 4.

Anyone found discharging fireworks outside of the designated dates and times is subject to a mandatory civil fine of $1,000.

The fine for use of fireworks on another person’s property without permission — including public, school or church property—is $500.

Additionally, the penalty for use of fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is a civil infraction with a fine of $1,000. Details regarding the use of fireworks can be found in Sec.14-265 of the City of Dearborn’s Code of Ordinances. Ordinances can be found at www.cityofdearborn.org under Quick Links.

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Summer Reading Challenge at Dearborn Public Library Launches June 20, 2022

The Dearborn Public Library presents the annual Summer Reading Challenge, which runs June 20, 2022 through August 14, 2022. The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to engage and inspire patrons with programs, activities and of course, reading! The program provides incentives and activities for entertainment and personal growth for adults and kids alike, all related to the theme “Oceans of Possibilities”.

Reading during the summer is encouraged by educators to reinforce the skills students developed during the school year. “If you have a struggling or reluctant reader, sometimes the only way to motivate them is to provide incentives. Not only do we provide prizes to encourage reading, but we also have free, fun activities planned throughout the summer to inspire children, teens, and adults. This year, participants have the added flexibility of setting their own reading goal,” said Susan Jelic, Supervisor of Youth Services.

Patrons can join the Summer Reading Challenge by visiting any Dearborn Public Library or online at dearbornlibrary.beanstack.org on or after June 20, 2022.

The Henry Ford Centennial Library will host a kickoff event on June 20, 2022 featuring Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady, at 5:00pm. All are invited to attend.

For a full list of Summer Reading activities, or if you have any questions, please visit dearbornlibrary.org or call (313) 943-2330.

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Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud Announces Free Pool Admission for All Dearborn Children 13 and Under

Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud announced that he would be waiving all admission fees to the city’s community pools for all children 13 and under, part of a new initiative to expand equity and access to the city’s public goods.

The benefit, reserved for Dearborn residents, waives entirely the previous fee of $55 per child.

Residents still need to obtain a pool tag and can do so by visiting the service desk at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., or between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Residents call also obtain the tags at Dunworth Memorial Pool. Proof of residency will be required, and can include a driver’s license (of a parent or guardian) or a school ID. Five pool tags can be issued per one ID.

The initiative was designed by Mayor Hammoud himself and takes inspiration from his own childhood. He released the following statement announcing the change:

“Growing up, going to the community pool everyday was not an option for my siblings and I. The cost of the daily admission for multiple children was too much, and the one time cost for a family pass wasn’t something my parents could afford at the time.

Rather than swim at the pool, we used to fill up drink coolers and lay in them in our driveway (pictured). Although we enjoyed that tradition, as children, we never fully grasped why we didn’t just go to the pool.

Today, I’m proud to announce that we have waived all pool admissions for children 13 and under. This is a small initiative that we believe will have a big impact. Let’s make sure that every child who is eager to swim, has the opportunity to do so.

This benefit is for Dearborn residents only.

Stay cool, be safe, and enjoy our pools.”

To see the schedule and all of the information for Dearborn's pools and splash pads, visit: https://cityofdearborn.org/community/parks-recreation/outdoor-pools

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Special trash instructions for Edison Street area residents due to Edison Street Sale on June 4

With the anticipated high volume of street sale traffic, Saturday, June 4, residents near Edison Street should set out their trash, recycling and yard waste on Friday afternoon, June 3 so the trash collection crews can pick up as much as possible before Saturday, June 4. All trash, recycling and yard waste should be at the curb no later than Saturday, June 4 at 7 a.m.

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Dearborn to Hold Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony on May 11

Dearborn Historical Museum Director Jack Tate, whose involvement with the museum spans 69 years of service, will be honored with the Mayor’s Award

On Wednesday, May 11 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. the City of Dearborn will host the Mayor’s Arts Awards, a ceremony to honor those who contribute to the City’s rich cultural life. The awards ceremony was last held in 2019.

2022 Awardees include:
• Mayor’s Award: Jack Tate
• Special Recognition: Dearborn Symphony
• Artist Performer: Bruce Harkness
• Arts Educator: Susan Briggs
• Patron: Ibrahim Alhasbani
• Organization: Arab American National Museum
• Volunteer: John Sczomak

Mayor Abdullah Hammoud will present the Mayor’s Award to Jack Tate, curator of the Dearborn Historical Museum in recognition of his long and dedicated leadership, starting in 1953 when he began to volunteer at the museum.

The event will be held in “Studio A” at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. 48126 and will include performances by the Dearborn Youth Symphony Philharmonic Strings, Players Guild of Dearborn and the Thowra Dabke Troupe. A reception immediately follows in the Padzieski Gallery, which will feature the Gold Metal Juried Arts Awards Exhibition.

This enriching event is a project of the Dearborn Recreation Commission/Cultural Arts Committee. Additional generous support has been provided by: Beaumont (presenting sponsor), Jim Thorpe - Ameriprise Financial, Dearborn Federal Savings Bank, Park Place Caterers and Sczomak/Seidel.

More information is available by calling the Dearborn Community Fund office at (313) 943-5478. No registration or tickets are required.

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