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Betsie Valley District Library

Welcome to the Betsie Valley District Library!

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

A loving message from our hearts to you!

We miss you all so much! Please know that we can't wait to open the library doors and greet each and everyone with a giant smile and warm welcome!

Consequently, we will be following the approved guidelines to safely reopen and ensure that we are here to serve you!
This process will be done in phases. Consequently, we have created a workable and safe plan, with the realization that the directives may change from day-to-day.

Click here for the Betsie Valley Library Covid-19 Exposure, Prevention, Preparedness, Response Plan.

Click here for the Betsie Valley District Library Pandemic Reopening Policy

We will post updates on our facebook and on the Library website.

We realize that the Library is a haven for our community, and our community is the heart of the Library! Please know that we are working diligently to joyously reopen our doors to you! We are the "Little Library with a big heart..and that heart belongs to each and everyone of you!

We are all in this together, we have a great community spirit! We will get through this, so until we reunite, let us all stay well, be kind, be hopeful, and smile!

Please remember, "Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything." —Madeleine L’Engle

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 





Upcoming Events
Imagine Your Story 2020 Summer Reading Program at the BVDL Jun 08, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Critter Tales! Jun 17, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Fractured Fairy Tales! Jun 24, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Dragons Palooza! Jul 01, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Folk Tales Around the World! Jul 15, 2020 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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