Who We Are
The Northville District Library offers our diverse community the means to discover, learn, grow, and enjoy life. We provide and promote resources and connections to the world of knowledge and imagination.
Our Service Community
The Northville District Library serves the citizens of City of Northville and Northville Township. The District was formed in 1994. The Library is funded by a voter approved millage.
Our Board of Trustees
The Library is governed by a seven (7) member Board of Trustees who serve to administer District funds and resources, and to formulate and approve library policies. Trustees meet monthly at the library, typically on the 4th Thursday of the month. The general public is always welcome to attend Board of Trustees meetings.
We are proud of our dedicated staff, all of whom work hard as a team to provide the very best service to our patrons. Our goal is to make sure that each and every visit to your library is a pleasant and successful one.
Our Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Northville District Library are truly our best friends. This wonderful group of volunteers works tirelessly to advocate for the library, raises funds for extra purchases not covered in our annual budget and assists with special events and programs. You are welcome to join and become a member of the Friends too!
Board of Trustees
Standing (left to right): Mike DeFrancesco, Robert Sochacki, Paul Snyder,
Our Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees meets monthly, typically on the fourth Thursday, at 7:30pm. Meeting times and agenda are posted in the library. The public is always welcome to attend.
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Library Funding: Northville District Library 2013 Budget
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Skydance at the Western Gate
Inspired by the ancient Silk Road, along which materials and ideas traveled from distant civilizations such as China and Rome, the artist’s work reminds us that at libraries, people meet and ideas grow.
Look for a word hidden in the letter fragments!
Funding provided by the Friends of the Northville District Library, and contributions of individual donors.
Supporting Documents & Guidelines
- Handling a Request for Library Records by a Law Enforcement Agency (procedure)
- The Library Network (TLN) Privacy of Records
- Guidelines for Internet Use
- Michigan Library Privacy Act
- Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association (ALA))
- Freedom to Read (ALA)
- Freedom to View (ALA)
- Request for Reconsideration of Materials
- Northville District Library Photo/Video Disclaimer
Attendance at Northville District Library programs, events or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Northville District Library. Photos, images, and videos submitted by users for online contests may also be used by the Library for promotional purposes. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval form the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.
If you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please tell the Library staff member coordinating the event PRIOR to the program.
Library Budget Crisis
Thank you to all Northville residents who attended the Public Information Session on July 21 about the Library budget crisis. The comments and suggestions were invaluable to the Board of Trustees, who are considering all options.
Here's a brief recap for those unable to attend. Revenues for the Library are shrinking rapidly. The majority of our income -- about 96% -- comes from property taxes which are decreasing due to the decline in property values in the City and Township.
To date, the Library has frozen staff salaries, cut the materials budget, increased fines and improved efficiencies. However, more severe cuts such as closing the Library for one day a week or reducing evening and weekend hours, drastically cutting the budget for books, DVDs and other materials, and eliminating programs like Storytimes will happen if revenues are not increased.
In an effort to avoid further cuts like these, the Board of Trustees voted on July 22 to place a 0.2 millage increase for 5 years on the November 2 ballot. The cost to a homeowner of a $200,000 home ($100,000 taxable value) is approximately $20 per year.
The slide presentation that was delivered on July 21 is now available for your review.
For more information, we've provided for you a Northville District Library Budget Crisis Fact Sheet.