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Library Welcomes Bestselling Author-Illustrator Jan Brett

Chippewa River District Library is proud to announce an exciting event coming to Mount Pleasant! The library welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jan Brett to Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

Brett will do a drawing demonstration and talk, discussing her trip to Alaska to research musk oxen. The event will also feature a book signing session, allowing readers to get copies of Brett's books signed by the author herself. The event is free to the public, but tickets are required.

Board of Trustees Spotlight: Barbara Webb

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been a Shepherd resident for 50 years. I worked in Information Technology as a Developer for 40 years and retired in 2020. My late husband and I owned Dean's Auto Electric automotive repair facility for 30 years. I have two daughters and three grandchildren. I volunteered several years with Girl Scouts and Masonic Pathways in Alma and served on the Friends of the Coe Township Library Board.
I love reading, spending time with my family and friends, and quilting.


Chippewa River District Library System Celebrates 25 Years

Chippewa River District Library will host a 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Library on Saturday, May 20, 2023.


CRDL has been the space to learn, meet, and explore for the past quarter century. Our wide range of materials, resources, and programs has served our community members on their literacy and lifelong learning path.


Board of Trustees Spotlight: Eric Freling

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Mount Pleasant native who graduated from MPHS and CMU.  My wife and I got jobs in the land business originally abstracting title for Oil and Gas companies, then, after becoming an attorney, I began drafting title opinions for Babst Calland Law Firm in Pittsburgh. After moving back home I began working in the solar business, negotiating contracts and dealing with Planning Commissions at the county level for the development of solar fields.

The BingePass on hoopla

hoopla Digital is a service offered by Chippewa River District Library for our patrons to access movies, music, eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as magazines and courses. Patrons can borrow up to seven titles per month. Titles classify as a book, album, or magazine – in digital form. It also includes BingePass, a 7-day pass that gives you unlimited access to one of multiple streaming collections with just one borrow!

Visit the new StoryWalk

Book-loving families in Central Michigan will have the chance to step into a good story and enjoy an interactive experience in Isabella County.

Chippewa River District Library is launching a StoryWalk location at Isabella Township Park (Locust Street, Rosebush).

Families can walk the trail and travel around the park to view each page and take part in activities. The path is both easily visible and walkable for young readers.

Updated Hours at the Library

Chippewa River District Library will return to normal operating hours, August 2, and will begin in person programming this fall.

“We are happy to be fully open and serving the public again,” said Corey Friedrich, director of the Chippewa River District Library System. “We have made some adjustment to our hours at Veterans Memorial, but all of the other branches are open the same as before the pandemic.”

New Website!

We’re thrilled to announce that Chippewa River District Library has launched a redesigned website this week. The new website provides a better user experience for the modern library user and will work seamlessly with a computer, tablet or phone.


Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 ALL locations of the Chippewa River District Library will reopen to the public for limited browsing, public computer use, and other in-person services.

We are now moving into Phase 2 of our reopening. Our goal is to provide additional in-person options to better serve our customers and community, but in a way that moves people in and out as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible.

Computer Access at VML

Starting Monday, November 2, Chippewa River District Library will welcome the public back inside our Veterans Memorial branch by appointment for computer use. This will be the first time the public is allowed inside the library since we closed our branches on March 16 due to COVID-19 and associated executive orders.