TADL - A Network of Community Libraries

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL), a network of community libraries, is a district library funded by a dedicated countywide millage. TADL was established by an agreement between the City of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County and then ratified by a vote of residents throughout Grand Traverse County. Within the district there are six public library facilities supported by the district millage. They are the East Bay Branch Library, Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, Kingsley Branch Library, Peninsula Community Library and the Main Branch Library on Woodmere in Traverse City. 
 
Three of these facilities (Fife Lake, Interlochen, Peninsula) are Member Libraries that receive most of their support from the district-wide millage.  Although Member libraries have independent elected boards, hire their own library directors and operate autonomously, they are full partners with TADL in that their collections are shared throughout the district and they participate in the online public catalog as well as the TADL provided public computing and wireless access systems. 
 

Mission

The mission of the Traverse Area District Library is to support the District’s diverse and changing population in its lifelong search for intellectual, recreational or vocational information and enrichment.

Locations

Traverse Area District Library (TADL) consists of a network of libraries serving Grand Traverse County through the following locations: Woodmere, East Bay and Kingsley branch libraries; the Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library.

Services

TADL provides a wide variety of services, including the loan and inter-library loan of a broad collection of book titles (both hard copy and audiobooks), periodicals, DVDs, CDs, downloadable ebooks, subscription database, publicly accessible computers, free WiFi service, a variety of meeting spaces, blind and physically handicapped services, and free programming for all ages. Learn more about obtaining a TADL borrowers card.

Affiliations

TADL is affiliated with the folliwing organizations:

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