Benzie  Shores District Library

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Benzie Shores District  Library

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Mon 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm

Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed Sundays

December 24-26 CLOSED
December 27-30 10 am to 7 pm
Dec 31-Jan 2 CLOSED



Benzie Shore District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635

Library Director: Stacy L. Pasche



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

Anyone using the public WiFi must agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.

2021 Annual Report

Library Policies.

Approved 2021-2022 Budget.


Our expansion and renovation is underway! This expansion will not only sustain current operations more efficiently, but will help us to enhance future services and programs to meet the needs of our many users. LEARN MORE

After Hours Pick Up Now Available
We are thrilled to announce we now have outdoor lockers for 24/7 materials pick-up! This service was made possible by the Friends of Benzie Shores District Library. Thank you Friends!

We have 10 Outdoor Lockers for contactless hold pickup. To get started, place items on reserve from our catalog and set your pick method to "lockers". Please give us at least 4 business hours to get your items ready for you. You will be notified once your materials are ready for pick up. Lockers are located on the south side of the building (facing the water).

Not sure what you want or need help placing a reserve? Call us at 231-352-4671 and we are happy to help! Or use our handy INSTRUCTION sheet to get started. 

Book Share Group
Wednesday December 15, 2021 @ 10 a.m.
Our book share group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. We are meeting via Zoom until our library addition is complete. Contact us to have zoom information emailed to you each month, or check the library website close to program start.

Preschool Crafts
November 15th-January 31st
Make and take crafts return to the library! Beginning November 15th, the library will be offering take home crafts and coloring pages for our young patrons. New crafts available every Monday while supplies last!

Webb Week @ Benzie Shores!
Join us for a week full of fun as we celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope! (launch scheduled for December 22nd)
Ongoing through December 18th
A Webb of Community: Collage with the Oliver Art Center
Artists of all ages are invited to create a piece of interstellar art to add to our community collage. Artists will recieve a hexagonal template to create out of this world art with. Hexagons are available at both the Oliver Art Center and BSDL.
Saturday, December 11th 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Drop-in Day at The Oliver Art Center
Kids of all ages may explore the art of the Cosmos through guided art projects. Art pieces created can then be added to our community collage!
Tuesday, December 14th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
After School Science: Be a NASA Detective
Find out all about our planetary neighbors near and far. Discover how scientists use different tools to learn about distant planets.  Recommended for ages 10+. All are welcome.
Wednesday, December 15th 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (FEAS early release day)
After School Science: Light and Exoplanets
Why is light so important to scientists? What are planets like beyond our solar system? Learn what's going on in the greater galaxy and how we can "see" further. Recommended for ages 10+. All are welcome.

Friday, December 17th 10:00-11:00am
Space Story Time
Join us for a special Story Time all about space! Sing, move, and listen with Miss Kaitlin as she shares stories and rhymes that are sure to delight little space explorers.

Saturday, December 18th 12-1pm
Talk with an Expert
What is this telescope and why is it a big deal? What’s going on outside our solar system? Professor Manuel Bautista of Western Michigan University will be joining the library virtually at Noon for an informal chat and presentation. Join us at the library or attend from home via Zoom. Email to receive an email when the link becomes available.


WiFi Access
The library has work/reading space inside the library and library WiFi is accessible in the library parking lot and patio. We also have hot spots and Chromebooks available for check out. Chromebooks and Hotspots may be borrowed for 3 days. Out of district residents are not eligible to check out devices.  Contact us for more information and availability.


COVID Information
Visit the Benzie Leelanau District Health Department for current COVID information, including vaccine and booster shot information.'s COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-535-6136. Or email

Local COVID case and hospitalization data can be found at Munson Healthcare COVID FAQ

Monitor COVID hospitalization data for Michigan at Statewide PPE and Hospital Bed Tracker

Visit Munson Healthcare's COVID-19 Tracker site for helpful information on the impact of COVID on our region.


BSDL Board Meetings

Monday, December 20th at 9:30 a.m.
The board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Please contact the library at or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. The meeting is open to the public.

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



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