Welcome to the Eaton Rapids Area District Library; a Library that is so much more than just books and a quiet place to read! Here we have activities happening daily that turn our building into a vibrant learning center in the middle of downtown, and we have electronic resources, GoPro cameras, mobile internet, board games and more to check out.
Our friendly staff strive to make each and every visit to the Library enjoyable and beneficial for everyone that walks through our doors.
I am proud to say I am the director of the Eaton Rapids Area District Library and I hope you enjoy your time with us.
Bryonna Barton, Director
Provide and make readily available library services necessary to meet the educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the community today and into the future.
The Eaton Rapids Area District Library Board is comprised of seven members representing the three municipalities that make-up our service area. Six Board members are appointed by the municipality they reside in for four-year terms, and the seventh member rotates between the municipalities for a two-year term.
The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Library. Major duties include maintaining the public Library, establishing Library policies, employing the Library Director, adopting an annual budget, and approving the expenditure of funds.
The Friends are dedicated to promoting the Eaton Rapids Area District Library, increasing public awareness, and encouraging community involvement through fundraising activities. Contact the Library if you are interested in becoming a Friend.
Link coming soon…
There is a spot for YOU at the Library! Please fill out the volunteer application and return or mail it to the library.
In order to get a free three-year Library card you need to live (or own property) in the City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids Township or Hamlin Township (service area).
If you live outside our service area you may get a card, but there is a $45.00/year fee for a family card or a $25.00/year fee for a single card.
A family card allows each family member residing at the same address to receive their own card at no additional cost.
If you would like to see if your address is eligable for a free card please email us or give us a call at 517-663-0950, or visit us in person.
Visit the Eaton Rapids Area District Library with your photo ID to get a library Card during business hours.
We have ten public access computers, two scanners and free public WiFi throughout the building. You do not need a Library Card to access any of the in-building technology.
Unfortunately, at this time printers are not available via the wireless connection.
Starting in December 2019, we will be offering free technology courses at the library. The first two courses are Security 101 and Print, Scanning & Email Basics.
As we move into 2020, more programs will be offered. Watch our events calendar for more information.
In this section, you will find excerpts of our Policy Manual. We will expanding this soon to include our full manual.