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Announcing our Local History Digital Archive


We are happy to announce our new digital archive for Branch County History.  We have started off by digitizing a collection of old audio cassette recordings of interviews conducted by the Branch County Historical Society.  Over time, we'll be digitizing documents and images related to our local history.  These items will come from collections at our branches in Coldwater, Bronson, Quincy, and Union Twp.  This will be an ongoing project, and special thanks to Nola Baker for helping to make this project happen.

You can view the digital archive here:

Patience, Please


I hope you have had a chance to take a look at our new library system, EVERGREEN. We are proud at Branch District to be the first library in Michigan to run this open-source product.

As with any change this major, it will take both you and us a little while to get used to the new functions. This is where we need your help.

Evergreen Update


Tomorrow night our conversion to Evergreen begins! This process should be finished by Monday morning.  We'll still be open on Saturday, but operating in "offline" mode.  Please be patient with us, and make sure you bring your library card with you, since we won't be able to look up your account details.

Announcing Michigan Evergreen

Image: Michigan Evergreen Logo

Branch District Library is partnering with the Michigan Library Consortium to be the first library in Michigan to switch to the new Evergreen Library System

Evergreen comes with many new features, and you'll love them all.

We will go live on this new system on August 4th, 2008. In preparation for this change, the Coldwater branch of the 
library will be closed all day for two days:

  • Monday July 14th
  • Monday July 21st

 Sorry for any inconvenience, but the results will be worth it! Keep watching for more Evergreen updates...

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day
May 17th, 2008

"... Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace--many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth--that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice."
-- President John F. Kennedy, 1963

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.


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