Knapp Branch

Knapp Events

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:30pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
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About Branch

Knapp Branch, named after Elisabeth Knapp, the first chief of the Detroit Public Library’s Children’s Department, opened to the public on October 3, 1950. The branch today serves a diverse population including a large community of immigrants.

The library’s collection includes books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks. The library provides local newspapers and subscribes to several popular magazines for both adults and children. There is a collection of books in the Bengali language as well as a collection of books of interest to our Bangladeshi community.

Book Drop-off

Books may be returned inside the library or in the large metal drop box located in front of the library.


There is a small parking lot located behind the library. Additional parking may be found in lots immediately north and south of the library.

Meeting Rooms/Space Rentals

No private meeting rooms available.

Knapp Nearby Schools

Oakland International Academy

8228 Conant
Detroit, MI 48211
See map: Google Maps

Davison Elementary-Middle School

2800 E. Davison
Detroit, MI 48212
See map: Google Maps

GEE White Academy

5161 Charles
Detroit, MI 48212
See map: Google Maps