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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
Cathy Carter, Library Director
Stacy Pasche, Assistant Library Director
Julie Morris, Tech Services Librarian
Brook Wright, Library Assistant


Library Board
Jon Armstrong, President
Jennie Schmitt, Vice President
Virginia Freeman, Secretary
Pamela Radabaugh, Treasurer
Jon Hawley, Trustee
Patricia Laarman, Trustee
Sharyn Bower, Trustee

Board Meetings: The library board meets the second Wednesday 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.


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. Patrons outside the district may use the materials in the library and have access to computers and the wireless. Subscription cards for out of district patrons are available for an annual fee of $100.


Library Newsletter

Our quarterly Shorelines Newsletter is sponsored by the Friends of the Benzie Shores Library. View recent versions online, below, or pick up a copy at the Library.

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


Library Policies

2013 Policy Manual
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 Library Director is the Benzie Shores District Library’s FOIA Coordinator. In the event of the Director’s absence, the Assistant Director 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. The library will respond within five (5) business days. Revised 7/15/2015 Approved 7/15/2015 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 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Benzie Shores District Library