Schoolcraft Community Library

About the Schoolcraft Library


Schoolcraft Community Library is a strong community resource, providing equal access to a variety of services and programs that connect people, foster creativity and encourage lifelong learning.


 To be the welcoming heart of our community where all come to learn, discover, create and connect.

Our History


In 1987 there was no lending library in Schoolcraft, Michigan. The community depended on the visits of the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Bookmobile.

By 1988, thanks to a determined cadre of community volunteers and one employee, the Schoolcraft Community Library began to serve a grateful public from a storefront on Grand Avenue. The collection might have been slim, but hopes were high.

The Friends of the Library spearheaded a capital campaign that resulted in the community’s first public library, built in 1990 on donated land across the street from the popular Burch Park in the center of the village.

The renovated and expanded facility was completed in October 2011. The library has been busy growing its collections and making use of the Robert Crissman Community Room to hold programs and other events. The staff is ready and eager to serve Schoolcraft and surrounding communities. Check us out!

Our Staff

  • Pam Ballett – Director
  • Sheri Hills – Office Manager
  • Roxanne Wilkins – Youth Librarian
  • Darby Russell – Interlibrary Loans                                                                                                                         
  • Bobbie Yeater– Library Clerk                                                                                                                                


    Board of Trutees

    Jennifer Sportel –President Term: thru Nov. 2024—Village

    Cindy Harrell – Secretary Term: thru Jan. 1, 2024–Village

    Sandie McGehee–Treasurer Term: thru Jan. 1, 2024—Village

    Courtney Bordner – Term: thru Nov. 2024–Village

    Todd Allgor – Term: thru Jan. 1, 2024-Township

    Robert Crissman – Term: thru Dec. 2024—Prairie Ronde



    Holiday Closures

    The Library will be closed on the following days in 2023:

    January 1
    May 29
    July 4
    September 4
    November 22-26
    December 25-31

    Library Policies

    Upcoming Events at the Schoolcraft Community Library

    View Events Calendar »

    Tot Time

    Tuesday, December 5
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Story Hour

    Tuesday, December 5
    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    Closed Staff Meeting

    Wednesday, December 6
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Tot Time

    Tuesday, December 12
    9:30 am - 10:30 am