The mission of Beadle Lake Elementary Media Center is for staff, students, and community members to work together to provide:

  • an atmosphere that will inspire a life-long interest in reading and the use of technology
  • equal access to resources that supports all students at all academic levels
  • the freedom to read, learn, and discover

Meet the Librarian


My name is Kathy Smalley, but the students call me Grandma Kathy.  I am here to assist students and teachers with any information needs.

I was born and raised in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School.  Previously I worked for the Federal Government and retired after 39 years.  After retirement, I volunteered in the library and in the classrooms here at Beadle Lake Elementary.  When the librarian retired at the end of last year, I applied for the job and was chosen to replace her.  

I look forward to working with the students to help them develop their love of reading.  I absolutely love the staff and students of Beadle Lake Elementary.  They have made me feel very welcome, both as a volunteer and now as librarian.

Grandma Kathy

Library Rules

C - ​ Voice Level 0-1
       Quiet Talking

​​H - ​ Raise your hand
       Wait patiently until acknowledged

​​A -  ​Quiet listening
       Quiet reading
       Follow all directions given by the librarian

​​M -  ​Sit criss-cross applesauce
       Hands in your lap
       Books closed in front of you or to the side of you
       Walking fee to exchange your book

​​P -   ​Active Listening 
       Wait your turn (raise your hand to talk)

​​S -   ​Success

Library Schedule


10:00-10:30 - Strombeck (1st Grade)
1:00 - 1:30 - Swaton (3rd Grade)
2:50 - 3:20 - Kinsey (4th Grade)


9:20 - 9:50 - GSRP (Campbell)
10:00 - 10:30 - Haire (1st Grade)
11:00 - 11:30 - Beckelheimer (1st Grade)
2:00 - 2:30 - Simonds (3rd Grade)
2:30 - 3:00 - Andres (2nd Grade)


9:30 - 10:00 - Klein (Kindergarten)
10:00 - 10:15 - Brookens (4th Grade)
1:00 - 1:30 - Delmotte (Kindergarten)
2:50 - 3:20 - Ryan (2nd Grade)


9:00 - 9:30 - Schwarz (2nd Grade)
9:30 - 10:00 - Migs (Kindergarten)
1:30 - 2:00 - O'Boyle (3rd Grade)
2:35 - 3:05 - Schneider (4th Grade)

Library Links

Card Catalog

Willard Library


Library Contact

Kathy Smalley
Phone:  269-441-3258