Welcome to the Benzie Shores District Library, located on the shores of the beautiful Betsie Bay.
Stacy Pasche, Library Director
Julie Morris, Tech Services Librarian
Kaitlin Matesich, Youth Services Coordinator
Jon Armstrong, President
Jennie Schmitt, Vice President
Virginia Freeman, Secretary
Pamela Radabaugh, Treasurer
Jon Hawley, Trustee
Jim Larsen, Trustee
Brian Johnson, Trustee
The library board meets the third Monday of every month at 9:30 am at the library. Public input is welcome. Dates and times of the board meeting are subject to change. Visit the EVENTS page for current board meeting information.
The library district includes the following areas: the City of Frankfort, Blaine Township, Crystal Lake Township, the Village of Elberta, Gilmore Township, and the portion of Lake Township that is in the Frankfort-Elberta school district. Library cards with full borrowing privileges are available without charge to full or part-time residents, and to property owners within the Benzie Shores Library district boundaries as well as students enrolled in the Frankfort-Elberta Area schools. Free cards providing limited borrowing privileges are available to anyone outside the district wishing to borrow the physical materials from the library (no digital loans).
Policies are subject to change. Please contact the library for any policy updates.
2018 Policy Manual
BSDL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT POLICY
While the vast majority of public information does not require a Freedom of Information Act request, under Michigan Law a person has a right to file a FOIA request for public information and to appeal a negative decision to the Library Board. In responding to a request the Library may consult legal counsel.
The Director shall deny in writing any FOIA request for the release or disclosure of confidential card holder registration information.
The Director is the Benzie Shores District Library’s FOIA Coordinator. In the event of the Director’s absence, a designated staff member is the Alternate FOIA Coordinator. Only the FOIA Coordinator and the Alternative FOIA Coordinator are authorized to respond to FOIA requests.
There is no charge for processing a FOIA Request, except for extraordinary circumstances approved by the board. The Library will respond within five (5) business days.
Approved 7/09/2018 at the regular meeting of the Library Board.