The Library staff includes two full-time people: a certified director and one certified assistant.

Kathleen Bretschneider is the Director. She has a Master's Degree in Secondary Education and 16 years' experience as Library Director with a total of 17 years' library experience.

Maelyn Toelle is the Assistant Director . Mae has worked for the Library for 19 years.

Jackie Avery has been with us for 4 years and is a part time staff member who helps at the Library two - three days a week.

Battle Creek Library Board Members Library Services
Deb Borgelt, President Faxing, Photocopying, and Printing
Shirley Staver, member Laminating and Die-cutting for crafts; free high speed Internet & wi-fi to public
Carma Anderson, member Story time events, speakers, and Summer Reading Programs
Tanya Bode, Secretary Music CD, DVD, Blu-ray circulation
Susan Volk,Vice-President Genealogical materials, audiobooks, and computer classes
Our microfilm of Battle Creek newspapers going back to the 1800's is now digitzed and may be accessed and printed on computer. We also have cake pans, cookie cutters and candy molds for lending to patrons.
UPDATED 06.30.2014
If you have questions or suggestions for the staff, call the Library at 402-675-6934 or e-mail us at

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