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Betsie Valley District Library


Library happenings and news.

Open Volunteer Position on the Betsie Valley District Library Board

Interested in a volunteer position on the Betsie Valley District Library Board? We have an opening on the Library Board for an interested volunteer! You must live in Colfax Township. The Library Board meets at the library every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Responsibilities involve advocating for the library; maintaining the mission and creating a vision for the future of the library; hiring staff; and working with the Librarian to create and implement library policies; and supporting staff. Because you would represent the Colfax Township Board, the vacancy is approved by the Colfax Township Board.
For more information, please contact our library staff at 231-378-2716 or stop in at 14744
Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville, MI 49683.

Reciprocal Borrowing with Libby

Want to add more libraries to your Libby account?  The Betsie Valley District Library and Up North Digital are now in a reciprocal borrowing program with other libraries in Michigan.  You can watch this video that shows you how to add other libraries to your Libby account.
The libraries that you can add are:

  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Lakeland Digital Libraries
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • Download Destination
  • White Pine Library Cooperative
These libraries will let you add your Betsie Valley District Library card to their Libby items.  Check it out or come into the Library for more information.

Learn more about Libby and Up North Digital eshelf borrowing here:

Our Kajeet SmartSpots were covered under a grant and that funding ran out for their support on January 31, 2024. We are currently working on getting new hotspots for you to use! We hope that we will have new hotspots ready for check out at the end of February. Stay tuned for updates! Thank you!


We are proud to announce that the Mid-Michigan Library League is providing the following digital resources to all member libraries: Transparent Languages Online! With your library card, you may sign up for an account to access this resource at any time via computer or mobile device.

Go to the website:

If you are a previous RBdigital user that had accessed TransparentLanguage Online through RBdigital, you will need to perform a password reset in order to gain access to your account and your learning history. This is a one-time password reset and when you come back to theTransparentLanguage Online login page, you will be able to accessTransparentLanguage Online with your username and new password.

More information about performing a password reset can be found here:

You can also reach out to us at for assistance.

Sign up today!


Cecelia and Don with Chaz and Denny

***We have had to postpone reading with Chaz due to the pandemic.
We will
 welcome Don and Cecelia Williams and Chaz to visit the Library when it is safe to meet again!


Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) logo
***Discover Michigan! Using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's cultural attractions or state parks and recreation areas! For more information visit:


We invite everyone into the Betsie Valley District Library to see two very beautiful art pieces, on loan from local artist Marie Wohadlo! The first piece is an abstract quilt of green fabric cones.
The second piece is a mosaic of glass beads, llll.still.llll, Marie's 2017 Grand Rapids ArtPrize entry, which won 2nd place in the 2D category. The spirit of nature shines through both art works. Come and experience them yourselves!

Marie Wohadlo with her beaded art piece


Upcoming Events
Cat in the Hat Reading Challenge at the BVDL! Apr 21, 2024 11:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board meetings May 14, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Busy Bee Book Club at the BVDL! May 16, 2024 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board meetings Jun 11, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Busy Bee Book Club at the BVDL! Jun 20, 2024 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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