Serving the entire Anchor Bay community of Southeast Michigan, the Chesterfield Township Library Endowment Fund was established to improve lives and to help sustain library service to the community in good times and bad. The Chesterfield Township Library is committed to life-long literacy. We are the university for all walks of life.
Originally established in 1995 as the Chesterfield Library Endowment Foundation, funds were raised to create a permanent endowment to aid the Chesterfield Township Library in activities not supported by tax dollars. Since 2011, these funds have been administered by the Anchor Bay Community Foundation through the establishment of the Chesterfield Township Library Endowment Fund.
Below is a sampling of programs we offer to the community:
30 Million Word Gap
Studies comparing the vocabulary skills of children from wealthy and poor families have revealed a 30 million word gap in children by the age of three. The Chesterfield Township Library Endowment works together with families in our community to close this word gap.
The Early Catastrophe
Hart, Betty, and Todd R. Risley. “The early catastrophe: The 30 million word gap by age 3.” American educator 27.1 (2003): 4-9.