Betsie Valley District Library

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Online Resources

Online resources for: Automotive and Engines, Business and Finance, Digital Downloads, Employment and Jobs, Genealogy, Government, Health, Languages, Libraries and Catalogs, Literature and Reading, Local Interest, Newspapers, Periodicals and Magazines, Schools, and Taxes

*Automotive and Engines
Chilton's Car Repair online.

 
*Books

Fantastic Fiction

New York Times Best Sellers

NPR Books

Reading Group Choices

*Business and Finance Community Links
The Mel.org Business Gateway has a wealth of business information, including but not limited to information on filing for Unemployment Benefits, job postings and career exploration, business start-up information, and company data for Michigan, the U.S. and the world.


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Community Links

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN)

Benzie County Area Website Directory

Benzie County Central Schools

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce

Benzie County Community Chorus

Benzie County Council on Aging-Gathering Place Senior Center

Benzie County Government Center

Benzie County Visitors Bureau

Offices by State (countyoffice.org)

Grow Benzie

Michigan Department of Human Services, Benzie County

 

*Digital Downloads
Up North Digital Collection
Ebooks and Audiobooks available through OverDrive. Download these titles to your home computer for enjoyment, or transfer them to a portable device (eReader, Nook, mp3 player, etc.).

Download classic titles and borrow modern titles for free from Open Library. You can borrow up to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

Book Share
An accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

 

*Employment
Michigan Works
A workforce development association serving employers and job seekers throughout Michigan.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
The official website for job hunters seeking new careers and employers looking to post jobs and hire employees in Michigan.

Unemployment Insurance Agency
Manages unemployment taxes and insurance.

Veterans Employment Services
Provides detailed information regarding Michigan jobs, careers and employment assistance for veterans.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Works in partnership with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment, and helps employers find and retain qualified workers with disabilities.

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors
BACN offers a Computer Lab that is open daily to the public for resume building, education needs and job searches. A skilled aide is available during open hours to lend a hand to users with their needs and questions. Visit the link above to find current operating hours.

The Mel.org Business Gateway has a wealth of business information, including but not limited to information on filing for Unemployment Benefits, job postings and career exploration, business start-up information, and company data for Michigan, the U.S. and the world.

GFC Learnforfree.org
For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

 

*Genealogy and Local History
The Benzie Area Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Society, collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past. The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites. Visit their website at http://www.benziemuseum.org/index.html
There is also a Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) which furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions. BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum. As a courtesy, the Museum includes the BAGS programs on the Museum Events page at Genealogy Events.

The 1940's Census can be found at http://1940census.archives.gov/.

Benzie County Cemetery Index and Tombstone Project

Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive
Marriage Records, Obituaries, Cemetery Indexes and more.

Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS)

Benzie Area Genealogical Society Facebook

Benzie BAGS Facebook page

Benzie Area Historical Museum

Benzie County Historic newspapers—Digitized

Benzie County Newspaper Index - MI Gen Web Archives

Ellis Island Passenger Records Search

Find A Grave

Traverse City Record Eagle—Obituaries

 

*Government
Village of Thompsonville

Village of Copemish

Cleon Township
Colfax Township
Springdale Township
Weldon Township

Benzie County
Manistee County

United States Government
Benzie County Census Information
Social Security Administration

 

*Health
Munson’s Community Health Library
Located at the south entrance of the Munson Community Health Center, is a lending library open to community members and health care professionals. The Library provides access to information to help inform people about their health concerns, health care decisions, and wellness. The collection includes books and videos written for the lay-person covering traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine, in addition to anatomical models, access to the Internet, and health care databases for research.
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed 12 - 12:30 pm) Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

For more information, call (231) 935-9265, fax (231) 935-9267, or email Library-MCHCCommunityHealth@mhc.net.

Munson Health Library Online Catalog
Search the health library's online catalog of books, videos, DVDs, newsletters, and models. If you have questions about how to access these materials, please call the Library

ConsumerSafety.org
ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.

*Languages
DuoLingo Free online language learning.

*Libraries and Catalogs
Betsie Valley District Library online catalog

MeLCat Order books, audiobooks, and other materials from libraries all around the state to be delivered to the Betsie Valley District Library.

Worldcat.org Search for items in libraries around the world.

 

*Local Interest
The Benzie County Calendar is a shared community calendar, providing events for multiple organizations.
Benzie Chamber of Commerce

Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce

Newspaper Archive Visit the Benzie Shores District Library digital archive of the Benzie Record, Record Patriot, Benzie Banner, and more.

 

*Newspapers, Periodicals, and Magazines
The Benzie Shores District Library's Benzie County Newspaper Archive 
This database is a digital archive of many Benzie County newspapers (including the Benzie Record, Record Patriot, and Benzie Banner) from 1888-2012.

The Betsie Current

The Record Patriot

Manistee News Advocate

Traverse City Record Eagle

Chicago Tribune

Detroit Free Press Detroit News

Lansing State Journal

New York Times

Full-text editions of many newspapers are available at MeL (Michigan Electronic Library)


*Schools
Benzie County Area Schools

Frankfort-Elberta County Central Schools 


*Taxes

Federal Taxes The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

State Taxes The Michigan Department of Treasury website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.

*Veterans
U.S. Department of Affairs, online resources for veterans and their families, including health, benefits, resources, and VA facilities.

Benzie County Veterans Services
The Benzie County Veterans Office is located at the Government Center, 448 Court Plaza, Beulah, MI.