How to get a Library Card

Please contact Mary Graulich, Circulation Supervisor, for any Library Circulation questions via e-mail at mgraulich@dexter.lib.mi.us.

Residents:
Anyone who lives in the Library District is entitled and encouraged to receive a borrowing card. The Library District mirrors the service area of the Dexter Community Schools. This includes the City of Dexter and portions of Dexter, Freedom, Hamburg, Lima, Lodi, Northfield, Scio and Webster townships.

Non-Residents:
Anyone who lives outside of the Library District is eligible to obtain a library card for an annual fee.

Children’s Cards:
Any child under the age of 16 in the Library District may register for his/her own card when the parent or guardian signs the registration form and assumes financial responsibility. Children 16 years old or older may register without a parent or guardian’s signature, providing the child can provide the appropriate proof of identification and residency.

Special Borrowers Cards are defined as:

  • persons owning property within the district and living outside the district or renters residing within the district. A waiver of the non-resident fee may be obtained and a card issued to people in this category. Proof of ownership or occupancy must be shown and recorded on the registration form.
  • persons who work for a business or other tax paying entity within the Library’s District and living outside the district. A waiver of the non-resident fee may be obtained and a card issued to people in this category. Proof of employment in the form of a letter from the employer, on official letterhead, must be shown and recorded on the registration form.
  • any administrator, educator, other government employee or employee of a non-profit organization residing outside the district but employed by an entity within the district. Proof of current address and proof of employment and position must be presented at the time of registration. Proof of employment in the form of a letter from the employer, on official letterhead, must be shown and recorded on the registration form.

Registering in the Library:
To receive a library card, applicants must complete a registration form and present proof of current residence. Any of the following forms of identification will be accepted as proof of residency:

  • valid driver’s license
  • car registration
  • current telephone or utility bill
  • lease agreement
  • property deed
  • current tax receipt
  • checkbook with name and address imprint
  • State of Michigan identification card
  • State of Michigan voter registration

Please report all U.S. postal address, e-mail address, name, and phone number changes to the Library. This will help us contact you about your materials and holds.
Using Your Card:

  • When you come to the Library, you must have your card to borrow books.
  • If you send a friend or family member to pick up your materials, they must have your library card. That is how we know they have your permission to have your materials.
  • Library cards issued to the Library District residents are valid for three years.
  • Library cards issued to special borrowers are valid for one year.

Library Board

Board members are appointed by the local municipalities that founded the Library district. These include Dexter, Scio and Webster Townships, Dexter Community Schools and the City of Dexter. Community members interested in serving on the Library Board should contact the municipality in which they live. Residents of Freedom, Hamburg, Lima, Lodi and Northfield Townships should apply to the Dexter Community Schools. Board members are appointed to four year terms.


2020 – 2021 Board of Trustees

Shelly Vrsek, President
Sherry Simpson, Vice President
Jim Lavoie, Treasurer
Barbara Davenport, Secretary
Martha Gregg
Cassy Korinek
Donna Palmer
Rosemary Quigley


2020 – 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

The Board meets the first Monday of every month.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting have been held virtually.  Please refer to the Library’s Events Calendar for the meeting credentials.  The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Click for a copy of the 2020-2021 Budget

2021 to January, 2022

*January 4
*February 1
*March 1
*March 29 (April meeting)
May 3
June 7
#July 6
August 2
**Sept Meeting – Monday, August 30
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 3, 2022

* Due to Covid-19 outbreak, these Library Board meetings are being held online with remote attendance via Zoom
#Moved to Tuesday, July 6 due to closure Monday, July 5

May through December meeting venue is TBD depending on extension of variances to the Open Meetings Act and MDHHS social distancing requirements.
**September 2021 meeting moved to the last Monday in August due to Labor Day holidays.

All meetings are open to the public.


Board Committees

Finance

Barbara Davenport, Donna Palmer, Paul McCann

Facilities

Jim LaVoie, Rosemary Quigley, Paul McCann

Policy

Sherry Simpson, Cassy Korinek, Shelly Vrsek, Paul McCann


Board Minute Archive