A Look Back at the Historic Island House Library
Elk Rapids District Library Visits Outpace Peers
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.
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.