Image: The Branch District Library

Welcome to the home of the Branch District Library System on the Internet. The library's six branches serve the Branch County area in South-Central Michigan.

On this page you'll find stories important to all our library branches. Be sure to check out the individual branch pages for the latest at your favorite branch.

README: Millage 2014

README: The State of the Library in 2013


Stevens Puppets present "Rumplestiltskin"

It's National Library Week!  Come visit your librarians!  The first five patrons through the doors today and tomorrow receive a nice "Read" pen, the first fifteen children through the doors after school will receive a pizza bookmark and there are suckers for all :) 
Don't miss tomorrow's production by Stevens Puppets of "Rumplestiltskin" at 3:30.  The afternoon will be enhanced by Friends of the Library cookies :) 

The Truth About Paper

Join us at the Sherwood Branch for an interesting look at the paper industry. 


"Two Dog Stories"

Come join our special guests for an interactive story time about man's best friend, the dog! Saturday, April 12 at 11:30 am in Coldwater Kids' Place. There will be a story-related craft following our story time as well as a special snack! For children ages 3 and up. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Coldwater Kids' Place presents: " Smart Money for Kids"

Please join us with our friends from United Educational Credit Union on 

Saturday, April 5  @ 11:30 am or Tuesday, April 8 @ 10:30 am

for money smart stories, crafts, snacks and FREE BOOKS!

Books provided by The Michigan Credit Union League.

For children ages 3-10 yrs. (children under 7 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult)

See you in Kids' Place!

Join us in Celebrating

Join us in the library to celebrate Pat’s Retirement

WHEN: Saturday March 29, 2014 at 10 AM
WHERE: The Lucille E. Dearth Union Township Branch Library, Union City, MI
WHO: Everybody
WHAT: FREE Refreshments!

Pat has worked for the Library for 17 years. Come and show your appreciation for all her hard work and dedication to provide library services to all of Branch County and surrounding areas.

Coldwater Kids' Place presents: Cartooning 101





Paper and Pencils will be provided.

Coldwater Kids' Place presents: Calling All Doctors & Nurses!

Children ages 4-10 yrs are invited to join local author Beverly Bynum for a very special "March is Reading Month" storytime.

Beverly will be reading her book, "Calling All Doctors! Calling All Nurses!" on Saturday, March 22 @ 11:30 am.

The children in attendance will be able to dress as doctors and nurses, compliments of the Community Health Center.

Our original 1991 Millage

Here's a little historical context from the past: an article about the election results that established Branch District Library, from the Coldwater Daily Reporter, August 7, 1991 (reposted here with permission):

Image: Click to Enlarge

Click to Enlarge

Coldwater Kids' Place presents: The Selfie Phenomenon

Tired of selfies that make you look like an alien?

Don't despair!

Come join professional photographer, Kari Murray on Saturday, March 15 @ 11:30 for some tips and tricks to taking that perfect picture.This event takes place in the 3rd floor meeting room.

OH, yeah bring your camera.

This program is for tweens & teens: ages 12-19 yrs.

Contact Kids' Place for more information 517-278-2341 ext 14 or on our Facebook page.

Syndicate content