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Return on Investment Calculator

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District

Did you know that you really get a lot of bang for your buck from your public library? The average property-owning taxpayer in Branch county pays a little more than $20 each year in taxes to support library services. If you check out 1 hardback book in a year, you've already got more from the library than you put in. Check out our Return on Investment Calculator to see just how much value you get from your tax dollar investment.

SOPA and PIPA Internet Blackouts

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District

Wikipedia, reddit, Craiglist, and many others are blacking out their sites today, Wednesday January 18, 2012, in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), and even more sites are staying open but protesting. SOPA AND PIPA are two bills in the United States legislature designed to stop online piracy and copyright infringement that protestors believe would fundamentally alter the Internet, placing far too much power in the hands of content owners and the government at the expense of everyday users.

Job Posting: Library Director

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District

The Branch District Library, headquartered in Coldwater, Michigan, seeks a new Director for a six-branch library system, serving the entire county. The Director will manage a staff of 19 FTE and $1,000,000 budget to provide outstanding library service and to set the course for future growth and development. BDL serves a population of 47,000 and is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees.

Special BDL Board Meeting

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District

The Branch District Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Coldwater Branch to discuss the job posting and description for the position of Library Director. As always, this meeting is open to the public.

2011 Polar Express

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Coldwater
Image: 2011 Polar Express

Here are many pictures from our 10th Annual 'Polar Express' event, but the first one on a real train. Thanks to all who braved the cold temperatures to enjoy the train ride, the story, and the visit with Santa Claus.

Big thanks to our Conductor Chris Rodesiler, and our sponsors the Coldwater Noon Rotary and Taylor's Books and More (where you can find copies of 'The Polar Express' on sale now). Without these generous sponsors, we could not have made this event free to you.

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