Betsie Valley District Library

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Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings

The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM. All are welcome to attend. If the weather is inclement and the local Benzie Schools are closed, the Board meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled with the new date posted at the front door of the Library and published on the Library website and Facebook page.
  • The Role of the Betsie Valley District Library is:
  • Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community.To be a library advocate is to work to make sure the community has the best possible library service including working to obtain adequate funding for the library.
  • Plan for the future of the library. Planning is deciding what is going to happen with library services over the next few years. It is taking charge of the library’s future and creating it to be responsive to what the community needs.
  • Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library.The community puts its trust in the library board to make sure the library is operating the way it should. The board monitors monthly financial reports and approves the bills so they can be paid. The board also helps determine whether the community is satisfied with library service.
  • Adopt library policies. Policy is a carefully designed, broadly stated, written guideline for actions and decision of the library.  The library board spends much of its time on policy issues - developing policies and monitoring the effectiveness of those policies. Once adopted by the board, library staff carries out the policies on a day-to-day basis.
  • Hire and evaluate the library director and support staff.The board hires a qualified director to manage the day-to-day operations of the library. The board also regularly evaluates the director and support staff to make sure the library operates well and in the best interest of those the library serves.
Upcoming Events
Fall Festival! Oct 27, 2018 12:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Thompsonville Fire Hall and Community Center
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Nov 13, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Read with Chaz and Denny! Nov 14, 2018 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board Meetings Dec 11, 2018 06:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Read with Chaz and Denny! Dec 12, 2018 05:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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