Local History

Information about our Library's Local History Room

The Local History Room is open during open library hours.

We welcome donations of:

  • Records of social, religious and fraternal organizations
  • Photographs
  • Vintage telephone directories
  • Newspapers and clippings
  • Old Oceana and Newaygo county plat books
  • County atlas books
  • Yearbooks and class pictures
  • School newspapers
  • Diaries and letters
  • Family histories and reunion records
  • Bible records
  • Military records
  • Scrapbooks
  • Calendars
  • Bills of sale
  • Account books
All donations become property of the Library.
The Local History Room in the Hesperia Community Library is a collection of materials organized and maintained by volunteers. Items of historic interest that are associated with the Village of Hesperia and Newfield, Denver, Greenwood and Beaver Townships and the surrounding areas are contained within.
Fundraising to maintain the Local History collection is primarily based on receipts from Ed's Orchard Market. Please bring receipts to the library to help support the collection.
Ancestry, a genealogical website is available in the library for patrons to use. There are also websites to aid patrons searching for genealogical information.

If you would like research assistance download and complete the query form and mail or e-mail the completed form to hes@llcoop.org