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Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center


JBCVC Programs (PDF)

JBCVC Rental Application and Policy 2021 (PDF)

Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center General Information (PDF)

The Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center (JBCVC) is the center of the Norwayne community.  It provides physical space for the various community organizations and programs available.  There are many programs open to all residents and most programs have no fee for participation.

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Learning Lab

For more information about the Learning Lab, please call 313-277-3937 or email the Learning Lab.

  • Computer Education (Access to Coding, Google Chrome Books and Apps)
  • Tutoring/Homework Assistance (Supported by Certified Teachers) 


  • Monday 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Tuesday 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Wednesday 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday 6 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday 3 pm to 6 pm

Reading Room

The mission of the Jefferson Barns Community Center Reading Room is to connect you to the joy of reading and to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. The library is open to everyone. There are no fines for late returns.


  • Monday 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday 12 pm to 4 pm

​Butterfly and Children's Fairy Garden

The Butterfly and Children's Fairy Garden is a great place to spend some time and watch all the different butterflies that visit.  It also provides a place for the propagation of Monarch Butterflies.  If you are lucky you might see a fairy peeking out of one of the fairy houses if you are careful.

​Norwayne Boxing Gym

​The Norwayne Boxing Gym serves as a vital source of support and community for youth in the community.  It provides a structured program of mentoring and development for young adults.  
Visit the Norwayne Boxing Gym website for more information.

​There are many more programs and opportunities available.  Review the JBCVC General Information PDF for more.

Jefferson Barns Rental Information

The Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center is available for rental to community groups and private individuals. The Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center accommodates gatherings up to 100 people (seating for 80). Kitchen facilities are available. For more information regarding Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center rentals please call 734-793-9390.

Rental Rates

Type Fee
Citizens $35 Per Hour
Community Groups $30 Per Hour
Gym $35 Per Hour
Security Deposit $40

All fees must be paid at the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center at least five days prior to the event.