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Library Policies.

Approved 2018-2019 Budget.

Tax Forms We have a limited supply of 1040 Instruction booklets. Federal forms are available at and State forms available at Forms may be printed at the library for .15 cents per page.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library comes to Benzie County! Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides free, high-quality books mailed monthly to children ages 0 to 5. This program is open to all children living in the Benzie Central or Frankfort-Elberta school district, regardless of income. Register your child online at
Start-up funding for Dolly Partonís Imagination Library-Benzie County was provided by Rotary District 6290, Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club, Frankfort Rotary Club, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Missions Projects.

Library Newsletter Read our library newsletter to see what's new at the library!

Upcoming Events

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.

Artemis Party
Fridays April 5th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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! Pizza and snacks provided. Teens Only (grades 7 through 12) are allowed in the library during this time.

Preschool Storytime with Miss Kaitlin
Fridays at 10:00 a.m. April 12th through May 10th

Enhance your child's cognitive and fine motor skills with stories, songs and crafts with Miss Kaitlin.

Mending at the Library
Mondays 10:30 a.m. - Noon and Thursdays 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

No Mending March 14th - 31st A volunteer will be at the Library to repair clothing while you wait. If your breeches need stitches, bring your items to the library during "Mending Time." No formal wear or upholstery. No drop offs.

Breakfast Book Share
Wednesday, April 17th at 9:00 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
Thursday, April 18th at 5:30 p.m.

This session meets at the Darcy Library of Beulah
Read the book "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate, then meet up to discuss the book with readers from around the county. Refreshments provided by the Darcy Library of Beulah.

Notice of BSDL Special Board Meeting
Friday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Board meetings are open to the public.

BSDL Board Meeting
Monday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Board meetings are open to the public. The board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Please note the time and date change of this meeting.

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

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide educational, informational, intellectual and recreational library resources to our communities and visitors.


630 Main Street
P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635
(231) 352-4671

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Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MeL resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.

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Benzie Shores District Library