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!
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!
  • Seeking Michigan is home to a treasure trove of records, photographs, and maps. You can find records, state census records, and much more including photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data. 

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 


Adopt a Garden Square Information Flyer




The Adopt-A-Flowerbed program is looking for folks who   enjoy gardening or want to contribute to the beautification of the Village! If this is you, we have a great volunteer opportunity to help plant and maintain one of the garden squares along Thompson Avenue. We are asking folks to maintain the squares through the summer and into the early fall.  If you know others who enjoy gardening or are otherwise interested, please let them know and contact us!

For more information or to register for volunteering to maintain a garden square, please call the Betsie Valley District Library at 231-378-2716 or email
You may visit the Library to pick out the square or squares you would like to adopt and maintain for the season. Squares will be offered on first-come, first-serve basis. Folks who participate this year will have first-pick of the square or squares that they wish to adopt next summer.



Upcoming Events
Read with Chaz the St. Bernard! Sep 18, 2019 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley Ride for Reading Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Geno's Sports Bar and Grille
Moon Party Presented by the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society Sep 27, 2019 07:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Flea Market and Arts/Crafts Show by the Friends of the BVDL Sep 28, 2019 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Oct 08, 2019 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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