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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:

Kajeet SmartSpot hotspot with black case, power cord, and white instruction sheet

Check out a Hotspot at the Betsie Valley District Library!

Patrons may check out a Kajeet SmartSpot, a filtered Wi-Fi hotspot that enables you to connect your mobile devices (e.g. laptop, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the Internet. The Kajeet SmartSpots allow the Library to provide cost-effective educational broadband service to under-served populations. Library patrons can check out a Wi-Fi hotspot to complete homework assignments, apply for jobs or conduct business even in areas not served by hardwired broadband connections. Click here for more information!


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
Betsie Valley District Library Temporary Time Change for Library Board Meetings to 10AM Dec 12, 2023 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Little Adventures Story Hour at the BVDL! Dec 14, 2023 11:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Busy Bee Book Club at the BVDL! Dec 21, 2023 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Little Adventures Story Hour at the BVDL! Dec 28, 2023 11:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Temporary Time Change for Library Board Meetings to 10AM Jan 09, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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