Chelsea District Library

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McKune Memorial Library

221 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118


Organization Overview

Chelsea District Library was started in the early 1930s to bring books to the public. Our book collection began with 22 books, and has since expanded to a total collection at the beginnning of 2009 to 66,142 items, of that 54,757 are print materials and 11,088 are media materials.  Our circulation was 313,295 for 2008 with a total per capita circulation of 7.10.

The mission of the McKune Memorial Library is to provide equal access to quality resources that serve the lifelong cultural, educational, and informational needs and interests of all people!


Sustainable Practices

The Waste Knot Program is proud to continue its relationship with the Chelsea District Library! The library is currently located in downtown Chelsea, but it also serves Sylvan, Lynden, Dexter and Lima townships. The Chelsea District Library is committed to the enrichment of the community in both education and the environment. They reduce their waste by printing double-sided and reusing envelopes, boxes, packing material, utensils, and paper. They also recycle cans and mixed paper. The Chelsea District Library completes the recycling loop by buying recycled content copier paper and envelopes. They ensure that all new and old employees are participating in their recycling program by designating one person to oversee waste reduction and introducing new employees to procedures.


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