Leelanau Township Library

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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Leelanau Township Library
Message from the Director


Thank you for the opportunity to be the Director of the Leelanau Township Library for the past two and a half years. It has been a pleasure to work with the library’s patrons, the Township Board, Youth Services Coordinator Mary Crowgey, former Director Deb Stannard, and the many Friends and volunteers that contribute to the Leelanau Township Library. I have loved my role at the library, the relationships I have formed here, and the progress we have made together. I am very grateful to the Northport community for their support of their library, and their kindness to me. 

Although it was a difficult decision, I have accepted a new position at the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library. I have been extremely lucky to work with the fantastic Northport community and am looking forward to being your closest library neighbor.

The library is an important center of the community and, accordingly, the Township Board has approved an interim plan to keep things up and running at the library until a new Director is hired. During this period Mary Crowgey will serve as Interim Director and Mary Elena Gaspari & Kate McDonald have been hired as temporary Circulation Clerks. Starting in December, the library will close at 1pm on Saturdays to accommodate this temporary staffing while still continuing to offer library services five days a week.

A few dates to note on your winter calendar...the library will be closed on December 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday and from December 28 through January 1 for the New Year. Please join your neighbors at the library for Burns Night on January 28.


Nellie Danke
November, 2019