Belding Library

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The Belding Library, this version of which was built in 1917 (the original library was destroyed in a fire), is haunted by a little girl. Her apparition has been seen in the children’s section, and many witnesses have heard her laughing.

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Geographic Information

302 E Main St
Belding, MI 48809
United States

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43.09800242026728, -85.22626966248936
Ionia County, Michigan
Nearest Towns:
Belding, MI (0.1 mi.)
Greenville, MI (5.7 mi.)
Ionia, MI (11.0 mi.)
Sheridan, MI (11.0 mi.)
Saranac, MI (11.7 mi.)
Lowell, MI (12.8 mi.)
Stanton, MI (15.3 mi.)
Muir, MI (16.0 mi.)
Lyons, MI (16.2 mi.)
Forest Hills, MI (16.4 mi.)


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  1. yes it is im from belding n everytime I went down there when I was lil I could feel something down there n its wasnt a good feeling. I so would love to investigate it.

  2. Absolutely not. My father used to take me to the Belding library every night after school when I was a little girl in the 90s. While he would stay upstairs reading his history books, I would read for HOURS completely alone in the children’s section in that basement at night and never heard or felt or saw a single eerie or unusual thing. Also it’s been completely redone now to overlook the river and has a lot of natural light. It’s the opposite of creepy.

  3. I used to frequent the library as a young child in the late 70s / early 80s. I’m not much of a believer in ghosts, but I do remember one time when I was in the children’s section and there was one other child there — I heard her voice. I was trying to figure out if it was someone I knew when I had to leave. I objected, but to no avail, and was told there was no one else there.

    So hey, maybe.

  4. I am here right now however it’s closed. I was just able to take some pictures of the outside of the building. Maybe next time I’ll be able to go in.

  5. I grew up in Belding and spent hours at the library. I loved the old building. However, I always felt like something was watching me or present in the children’s room. I remember feeling anxious and scared when I went down there. I would quickly choose my books and then race upstairs to find a place to read. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I discovered it was considered haunted.

    • Grand Rapids Ghost Hunters spent a night at the library on 10-27-17. We will be returning this year to share our finding. Watch for details on the library website.

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