Benzie  Shores District Library

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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. 



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




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

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Library Policies.


Approved 2019-2020 Budget.

Upcoming Events

Tax Forms
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Stormcloud Brewing Company Farthest Shore Writing Contest
Saturday, March 14th at 7 p.m.
Calling all writers! Stormcloud Brewing Company's annual Farthest Shore Writing contest is taking submissions through March 2nd. To enter, write a 500 words or less story beginning with the phrase, "It was a long way to shore..." Visit for more details.
Winning stories will be read at Stormcloud on Saturday, March 14th at 7 p.m. Stormcloud is donating 20% of their pub sales to the Friends of Benzie Shores District Library from 5 to 11 p.m., March 14th. Stop in, dine-in, and support the library!

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.

Story Time
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
January 10th - April 10th

Enhance your child's cognitive and fine motor skills with stories, songs and crafts with Miss Kaitlin. Designed for pre-school age children and a caregiver.

Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to Noon
Our volunteer seamstress, Miss Cherie will be at the library to repair clothing while you wait. No formal wear or upholstery. No drop offs.

Breakfast Book Share
Wednesday, February 19th 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!

Author Visit:  "What the Eyes Don't See", Great Michigan Read 2019-2020
Sunday, April 19th, 4:00 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave, Benzonia
What the Eyes Don’t See" with author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Join the author as she discusses her story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.  A hospitality and book signing will conclude this FREE program. 
The 2019-20 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Meijer Foundation.

BSDL Board Meeting
Monday, February 17th at 9:30 a.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.

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


Digital Collections



Benzie Area Local Newspaper Archive







Transparent Languages