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Congratulations Summer Readers! Our Summer Reading Program ended over the Labor Day weekend. Congratulations to all who particpated! A BIG THANKS to our generous sponsors: A&W, Annette & Olies, The Cool Spot, The Corner Toy Store, Frankfort Dairy Maid, Frankfort True Value Hardware, The Garden Theater, Kilwins of Frankfort, The Scoop, The Traverse City Beach Bums, Chestnut Hills Golf, Collier Construction, The Inn at Watervale, and the Friends of Benzie Shores District Library. The complete Summer Reading Program Report is available here.

FREE Benzie Shores District Library cards are now available to everyone regardless of residency! Stop in and sign up to borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. (EBooks through Overdrive are available only to district library residents, part-time residents and property owners.)

Newsletter See what's new at the library in our monthly online newsletter here.

Upcoming Events

Community Catalog Card Art Project
The month of October

Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those old card catalog cards when the library automated? Well, we still have some boxes of them! However, they are about to become a part of a collaborative piece of art that will be displayed at the Center for the Arts. The Elizabth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort Elberta Area Schools, and Benzie Shores District Library are working together in conjunction with the BIG DRAW to create a very special community art project. The students and everyone visiting the Art Center or the Library during the month of October are invited to create a work of art on a catalog card that will become a part of the collaborative artwork. We are so excited about this project and hope you will all participate!!

Circle Time
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

Infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers will have fun rhyming and moving with Miss Char. With a focus on repetition, children build their repertoire each week of rhymes, both old and new.

Tech Tuesdays
Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A library staff member will be available to help with library related technology issues. Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks to your personal devices or learn how to use the digitized newspapers.

Adult Coloring
Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Come to the library and enjoy an hour of coloring. All materials provided. All are welcome.

Artemis League
Tuesday, October 18th at 7 p.m.

For grades 7 and up.

The Artemis Space Bridge Simulator is a multi-stationed, networked PC game simulating a working spaceship bridge. The Helm, Weapons, Engineer, Comms, and Science officers all work together under a Captain against computer enemies and other bridge teams. Defend the universe @ your library!

Breakfast Book Share
Wednesday, October 19th at 9 a.m.

Bring your own coffee or tea and talk about books. Share what you have read recently and find out what fellow community members have been reading. This is a great way to discover new books!

Great Benzie Read
Presented by the Libraries of Benzie County
Wednesday, October 26th at 5 p.m.

Meets at Geno's Bar and Grill, Thompsonville
Meet up to talk about the book "After You" with readers from around the county. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Benzie Shores, Benzonia, Betsie Valley and Darcy Libraries.

BSDL Board Meeting
Monday, October 17th at 9:00 a.m.

Board meetings are open to the public. Agenda is available at the library. The October Meeting will be from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Inn at Watervale.

BSDL Board Meeting & Strategic Planning
Monday, October 17th at 9:00 a.m.

The regular October board meeting will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m., followed by the library's 2016 strategic planning sessions.

All programs sponsored by the Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library

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P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635
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Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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