A Look Back at the Historic Island House Library
It Takes a Village to BUILD. COMMUNITY. TOGETHER.
By Terry Miller
My family moved permanently to Elk Rapids in 1955, and I soon learned one of the best places to hang out was in or near the library, which was already a vibrant part of our village. Margaret Kaiser was the librarian and, as luck would have it, her son Stephen was in my grade at school. That meant we often got special access.
Elk Rapids District Library Visits Outpace Peers
Raising the necessary funds to restore and expand the historic Elk Rapids District Library requires the time, talents and treasures of people like you who care about the future of our community. Please consider getting involved in one (or more!) of the following ways.
Early Gifts Give Momentum to ERDL Capital Campaign
A recent review of usage statistics for the Elk Rapids District Library (ERDL) and its peer group of 78 Michigan libraries serving a similar population size (Class 2 Libraries) revealed that Elk Rapids is serving nearly twice as many visitors per year.
Even before the proposed expansion of the Island House Library was approved by the Elk Rapids Village Council, prospective donors were reaching out to Library officials offering their financial support.