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.


Library Garden Park has a new addition! The beautiful new pergola provides a great reflective space, any time of the year.

The library is the grateful recipient of a
Frederick Upton Foundation grant, 
helping us complete
the second phase of our garden project.

Take a stroll along our walkway and visit the memories of Watervliet friends, families and industries, engraved along the bricked pathways!
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.

Click  Library Garden Park for forms

Library Board

Library Staff

Mary Tatter - President
 - Vice-President
Sara Duris - Secretary
Patricia Geisler - Treasurer
Bob Wallace - Trustee
​Kristy Noack - 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 - Library Services Assoc II
Sally Gonzalez - Library Services Assoc I

A Letter from the Director
Spring time may seem like a long-lost promise but the calendar assures us it's on its way. Medicare and Medicaid informational programs are planned for the first Mondays of March, April and May, the third annual Fandom Fest is set for April 6th, and National Library Week (April 7-13th) brings author and Holocaust survivor Irene Miller to our community, Monday April 8th. Lots more programming opportunities, along with great books to savor, await you at the Watervliet District Library. Come in some time and discover your next favorite author!

​Curious about what more is happening at your library? Check out the latest newsletter   HERE  or pick up a print copy the next time you stop in.
As always, I am priviledged to serve you and to take care of our community's library!
-Sharon Crotser-Toy

The library's annual report can be viewed HERE. Or take a look at a print copy the next time you're in.
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