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



Board of Trustees

Jennifer Sportel –President, Committee Chair: Personnel, Community Relations – Term: thru Nov. 2024—Village

Courtney Bordner –  Vice President, Committee: Personnel, Finance – Term: thru Nov. 2024-Village

Alexis McKeown – Secretary, Committee: Community Relations, Personnel – Term: Jan. 1, 2028-Village

Sandie McGehee–Treasurer, Committee Chair Finance – Term: Jan. 1, 2028—Village

Robert Crissman –  Committee Chair: Building and Grounds – Term: thru Dec. 2024—Prairie Ronde

Patty Clery-Monroe – Committee Building and Grounds – Term: Thru Dec 2028 – Prairie Ronde

Danielle Luteyn – Committee: Community Relations, Building and Grounds – Term: Jan 1 2028 – Schoolcraft Township



Holiday Closures

The Library will be closed on the following days in 2024:

January 1
May 27
July 4
September 2
November 28-230
December 24-28

Library Policies

Upcoming Events at the Schoolcraft Community Library

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Starlab Planetarium

Saturday, June 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nerf Wars

Wednesday, June 19
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nailed It!

Saturday, June 22
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Washi Tape Journals

Wednesday, June 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm