Betsie Valley District Library

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Welcome to the Betsie Valley District Library!

Welcome to the Betsie Valley District Library...the little Library with a big heart!


Acentek presentation of donation check to the library

We just want to thank Acentek for the wonderful donation of $600.00 to the Betsie Valley District Library! The employees donated $300.00 and Acentek matched their donation with an additional $300.00! We commend Acentek for being a champion supporter of the Library and our entire community! We are so very blessed! We thank Tony Ruskowski and Denise Cooley for presenting the check at the Library! Pictured are Tony Ruskowski from Acentek and Librarian Michelle Guerra and Librarian Assistant Betsy Schaub.

We are pleased to provide this online presence for your convenience and enrichment. The Library is very grateful to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their support in bringing you our website.

Our community was greatly blessed by the wonderful gift of a state of the art Library building by The Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation; we officially opened the doors to the new building in March 2014. We welcome all to "your" Library! We strive to make our Library a welcoming haven for all that visit and where we wish to grow the love and magic of reading with all of our community. 

Consequently, you may conduct any Library business on this site, such as renewals, reserves, etc., with the exception of paying fines.

Also, you may research the Library catalog; Title / Author / Keyword searching.

We encourage you to use the Up North Digital Collection to download ebooks, movies and music!

We encourage you in using the Michigan eLibrary or MeL:

MeL is a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents.

  • MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids and adults, covering specialized topics such as car repair and practice tests.
  • MeLCat allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials and have them delivered to your participating library. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeLCat. We are a MeLCat participant Library!
  • MeL Michigana contains photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data. 
  • MeL Portals include specialized resources such as those in health, business and areas for kids and teens.

Information about times, dates, speakers, etc. for Library programs and special services will be available on this site.

Other links to local, regional and statewide information sources will be placed here.

The Library Board and Library staff invite and encourage you to use the website and

to check it often for information about upcoming Library programs and new services.

Your suggestions are encouraged so we can make this site the most helpful to you, as well as your suggestions for the Library itself.

Sincerely,  Michelle Guerra, Library Director 

ATTENTION CREATIVES! A new group is forming-
Let's meet and help each other realize our potential in making arts or crafts, find area resources, and generally support each other's creative projects. The idea is to take turns leading the group in a critique, brainstorming or feedback session, etc. Attendance in important, as well as a sincere desire to help others as well as to be helped. This is not free labor and no money is exchanged. Share experiences, knowledge, observations, get the idea.
Did a bulb light up?

E-mail: or call the Betsie Valley District Library at 231-378-2716 or e-mail

Artists Helping Artists Group flyer

We invite you to come and meet Rebecca Lessard,
Wildlife Rehabilitator and Educator, and the amazing
Birds of The Wings of Wonder!
You will have the opportunity for a close up look at these
magnificent birds.
Rebecca will outline the wonders of raptors, their habitat needs, environmental issues, endangered and threatened status, and wildlife ethics and wildlife stories. A hands-on display of raptor artifacts including wings, talons, feathers, pellets, and photos will also be available at the presentation.   

April 21, 2018 at 11AM
Betsie Valley Elementary Gym
17916 Cadillac Hwy, Thompsonville, MI
Questions, please call 231-378-2716
The program is FREE to the public– bring the entire family to experience
the Wings of Wonder!

 Wings of Wonder Raptor program flyer


Upcoming Events
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge Mar 18, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge Mar 19, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge Mar 20, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge Mar 21, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge Mar 22, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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