Glen Lake Community Library

10115 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630

History :
The library has served Empire, Glen Arbor, and Kasson townships since 1977. The library was first housed in anannex of the former Bolton Department Store building in Empire. In 1983, the library moved into a new facility, formerly used as the Empire Fire Hall. The overwhelming aprroval of a property tax levy in 1996 by all three townships allowed for major renovation and expansion. The new facility was completed in October 1997. Since then, thousands of new materials have been added to the library collection. In 2001, the modernization of the library continued with the completion of an electronic catalog and circulation system.

Mission Statement :
The Glen Lake Community Library provides information materials and services to all community residents on an equal, publicly funded basis. The cultivation of a rich, diverse collection of books and other reading materials is central to the role of the libray, as is the utilization of new and emerging technologies to better link people with needed information. By preserving our traditional roles while also promoting information literacy, the library strives to meet the evolving educational, intellectual and recreational needs of our community.
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