Watervliet District Library
Connects People, Inspires Ideas, and Transforms Lives
About Us
The mission of the Watervliet District Library is to be a community resource center which will develop and maintain a wide variety of materials and services to meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the entire community and provide access to those materials beyond the library's own collection.


Now that spring has arrived  Library Garden Park will see renewed activity.

  We will keep you posted right here on our progress.

Please stop by and check us out.

We have copies of the plans along with ways to help fund this beautiful project.

A Huge Thank You to everyone for your support in this effort!

Give a lasting gift that will impact the lives of young and old alike
Honor a friend or loved one by purchasing an engraved brick for the new Watervliet Library Garden Park

For a donation of $75 you can purchase an engraved brick "in honor of" or "in memory of" a special person in your life.  Legacy walk bricks also make great commemorative gifts in recognition of special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day and Father's Day, and other holidays.

Contact the Watervliet District Library for forms

Library Board

Library Staff

Mary Tatter - President
Don Young - Vice-President
Sara Duris - Secretary
Patricia Geisler - Treasurer
Anne Bayer - Trustee

The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month,
6:30PM. Meetings are open to the public.
Sharon Crotser-Toy - Director
Linda Cubbage - Assistant Director
Kati Burtchett - Children's Programmer
Kanyon Kiernan
Sally Gonzalez

A Letter from the Director
Friday, September 23rd, was my lucky day. This was the day I began work as the new director of the Watervliet District Library.  I have been thanking my lucky stars every day since:  We have a wonderful staff, a fun collection to entertain and inspire, and a great community to be part of.  Who could ask for more?
Small libraries are the heart of their communities, where curiosity is the only requirement.  Whether you're looking for the latest local news, checking up on your email, or finding the answers to life's burning questions through terrific tales and fabulous fiction, the library is your place to discover!
Come in any time, introduce yourself to the new director with the crazy hair, and make yourself at home.
It's your library!
-Sharon Crotser-Toy
FOIA Policy Watervliet District Library
Purpose: It is the intent of the Watervliet District Library to perform public business in an open and public manner as required by Michigan’s Freedom of Information, Act 442 of 1976, as amended. This Policy prescribes the library’s procedures for responding to written public records requests made pursuant to FOIA.

 Scope: This Policy applies to the library whenever a written request for public records is made under Michigan’s FOIA law. This Policy does not apply to any records that are exempt from disclosure such as, but not limited to:
Specific personal information about an individual if the release would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of that individual's privacy.
Records that may be exempted from disclosure by another statute. (Note:  Statutes which expressly prohibit public disclosure of records generally supersede the FOIA.)
Information subject to attorney-client privilege.
Pending public bids to enter into contracts.
Records that would disclose the social security number of an individual.
Public records shall be open to inspection and copying during the library’s regular business hours by the custodian of the requested public records. Reasonable access to and reasonable facilities for copying of these records shall be provided. The Library shall provide reasonable assistance in identifying and locating public records in accordance with this Policy.

Form of FOIA Requests
All FOIA requests shall be made in writing. All FOIA requests shall adequately describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the Library to locate such records with reasonable effort. The requesting party shall be as specific as possible when requesting records. To assist thein locating the requested records, the Library may request that the requesting party provide additional information known to the requesting party, such as the types of records, dates, parties to correspondence, and subject matter of the requested records. A FOIA request will be answered within 5 business days after receiving it. If needed, the Library will notify the requester in writing and extend the time for an additional 10 business days.

Fees may be charged as permitted by law. $.10 per sheet; hourly rate for searching, reproducing and postage will be set according to 2015 PA 563. Postage costs may be charged.

If a request must be denied, the Library will respond to the requester with an explanation of the reasons for the denial and the requester’s right to submit a written appeal to the head of the public body (Board Chair) or to seek judicial review with the right to receive attorney fees and collect damages.

Submit requests to:
Sharon Crotser-Toy
333 N. Main St.
Watervliet, MI 49098
Phone: 269-463-6382
Fax:  269-463-3117