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Books for Fun

By way of Book Sense, a list of children's books that are flying off the shelves.

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Check out the Up North Digital Collection for kids and teens!

“Oh, the places you’ll go when you read a great book!”

March 2, 2018 is National Reading Across America Day, March is also National Reading Awareness month!
 So…we are challenging all children to take
the “Cat in the Hat” Reading Challenge!
Read five books through the month of April and receive a reading certificate, pencil and bookmark from the Library!
Mom and Dad, you can read with your preschoolers! Pick up your reading log at the Library!

****Remember, you can come and read with therapy dogs Chaz and Denny every 3rd Wednesday at the Library from

Cat in the Hat March Reading Program flyer


Betsie Valley District Library Presenting....Gordon Russ the Magician, at the Betsie Valley Elementary,
May 4, 2018 at 6PM!

 Do not miss this Fun Comedy Magic Show! This performance is jammed packed with surprises, magic, comedy and fun! Gordon has been working hard to create a show everyone can enjoy. Audience members will come up and join the show! 

Date and Time: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6PM
Place: Betsie Valley Elementary, 17936 Cadillac Hwy, Thompsonville, MI Questions? Please call 231-378-2716
Free program for the entire family!
Sponsored by the Betsie Valley District Library
Kickoff to Summer Reading!
Loads of Fun! Lots of Surprises! Bring your camera and become a "Paparazzi"! To increase your chances of becoming a volunteer be sure to make and bring a "PICK ME" sign!

Gordon Russ the Magician Show flyer


We just want to give a huge thank you to all of the extraordinary Benzie Central Middle and High School athletes who helped coordinate and run the Kids Fun Day Carnival! You are our community superstars! Thank you to our friends at the Benzonia Public Library and the Mills Community House for all of their help with the event! Families enjoyed Reading Time with Benzie Central Student-Athletes, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Make and Take Craft Workshops, Prizes, snacks and crafts! In addition to all the fun at the carnival, our friends from the University of Michigan School of Information offered a fun activity.
​​Special thanks go to all of the families who came to the event, you are all awesome!

Benzie Central student athlete reading with children

Upcoming Events
Benzie Bus Pop Up at the Betsie Valley District Library Apr 27, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Presenting Gordon Russ the Magician! May 04, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley Elementary School
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings May 08, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Jun 12, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Jul 10, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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