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Welcome to the Benzie Shores District Library, located on beautiful Betsie Bay. We have a large collection of print, ebooks, and audiobooks. A spacious Children's Area, computers, wi-fi, and outstanding programs for adults and children. Come check out what's happening @ your library!

Library Board
Service District
Patron Services
Minutes and Agendas

Contact Us
Have a question? Email the library.

Library Staff

Stacy Pasche, Library Director
Julie Morris, Tech Services Librarian
Kaitlin Matesich, Youth Services Coordinator


Library Board
Jon Armstrong, President
Jennie Schmitt, Vice President
Virginia Freeman, Secretary
Pamela Radabaugh, Treasurer
Jon Hawley, Trustee
Jim Larsen, Trustee
Brian Johnson, Trustee

Board Meetings: 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.

Click here for approved library board meeting minutes and agendas.

Budgets are available at the library or to download.


Service District

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 else wishing to borrow the library’s own books and materials but, in accordance with licensing requirements, do not provide borrowing privileges through Overdrive.


Library Newsletter

Read our current and past monthly newsletters using the links below.

May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015


Library Policies

2018 Policy Manual

2015-2016 Personnel Policies

Policies are subject to change. A copy of all current policies are available at the circulation desk.

Benzie Shores District Library 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.

The Library Director is the Benzie Shores District Library’s 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. The library will respond within five (5) business days. Revised 7/2018 Approved 7/09/2018 at a regular meeting of the Library Board.

The FOIA form may be downloaded here.


630 Main Street
P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635

Frankfort Area Map

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MeL resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

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Benzie Shores District Library