Staff and Services


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

Kathleen Bretschneider is the Director. She has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education  and  19 years’  experience in library.

Mae Toelle is the Assistant Director . Mae has worked for the Library for 22 years.

Jackie Avery has been with us for 6 years and is a part time staff member who helps at the Library.

Battle Creek Library Board Members Library Services
Shirley Staver, President Faxing, Photocopying, and Printing
Vicki Ashker, Vice President 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

Lena Hockabout, Member

Music CD, DVD, Blu-ray circulation
Genealogical materials and audio books.

Our microfilm of Battle Creek newspapers going back to the 1800’s is now digitized and may be accessed and printed on computer. We also have cake pans, cookie cutters and candy molds for lending to patrons.
UPDATED 03.14.2017
If you have questions or suggestions for the staff, call the Library at 402-675-6934 or

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