The mission of the Spring Lake District Library is to provide current, high-interest materials in a variety of formats, to encourage children’s interest in reading by offering a stimulating array of materials and programs, and to serve as an informational center for the community.

Library Staff

Claire Sheridan

Assistant Director
Barbara Anderson

Network Administrator
Chris Davis

Youth Services Librarian
Elizabeth Griffin

Circulation Supervisor
Kathy DeBone

Community Services Librarian
Lisa Donner

Library Board

Thomas Cousineau

Vice President
Joan Boand

Mary Eagin

Margaret Shay

Jane King

Peter Sherwood

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to actively supporting and enriching the library for the benefit of the community. The Friends welcome your involvement through membership, volunteering, and donations. Meetings are held every other month on the 2nd Monday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome.

Organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, the Friends accept gifts which are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Yearly membership in the Friends of the Library:

Individual: $10

Senior (over 60): $5

Student (under 18): $5

Sustaining: $100

Gifts and membership dues may be sent to:

Friends of Spring Lake District Library
123 East Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456

You can contact the library at 616.846.5770 for more information.

2016 Officers

Bonnie Holmes

Richard Lynch

Diana Hugo

Cecile Block

Lakeland Library Cooperative

Spring Lake District Library is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative (LLC), a group of 75+ library locations in West Michigan that agree to share resources in order to better serve their communities.  A Spring Lake District Library card may be used at any of the other libraries in the cooperative. Visit the LLC website for a listing of the member libraries.


Volunteers provide valuable support and assistance to the library staff. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelving books
  • Computer tutoring
  • Preparing for programs

Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.  To apply, pick up a volunteer application at the checkout desk and fill it out.

During the summer, the Youth Services department seeks teen volunteers for assistance with Summer Reading. Applications are usually due by mid-April.


General Donation

Your tax-deductible contributions help support library collections, programs, and services.


Spring Lake District Library has two separate endowment funds, both of which are managed by the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF).  Online contributions (link to https://www.ghacf.org/) may be given.

Spring Lake District Library Endowment Fund – used for any purpose approved by the library board.

Spring Lake District Library Restricted Endowment Fund – used to provide additional library materials.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to either of Spring Lake District Library’s endowment funds, you may donate online or send your donation to:

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
1 South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Telephone:  616.842.6378

Website:  www.ghacf.org

Gifts/Memorial Donations

Memorial donations or gifts in honor of someone are welcomed by the library. If you’d like to honor that special person in this way, contact us at 616.846.5770.

Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions

Donations of magazine or newspaper subscriptions or renewals are greatly appreciated. Please contact us at 616.846.5770 for more information.


SLDL accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and other materials. Donations can be brought to the Checkout desk during library open hours.

Items not added to the library’s collection may be sold, and the funds used to support youth programs and reading programs such as Summer Reading, Blizzard of Books, and other library activities.

Donor Tree

Individuals, businesses, and organizations that donate over $500 to the library may request a permanent engraved leaf on the donor tree in our lobby in recognition of their gift.