Benzie  Shores District Library

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Benzie Shores District  Library

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Text 231-216-2786 to text us! You can easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!



Curbside and Appointment Only

Mon-Fri 10 am to 2 pm
Thursdays 10 am to 6 pm



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.

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


Library Policies.

BSDL COViD-19 Pandemic Peparedness and Response Plan

BSDL Phased Reopening Plan: updated July 1, 2020

Approved 2020-2021 Budget.



The library building is open for appointments and curbside delivery only. Visit our Curbside page for more information and to make requests. Contact us to schedule an appointment for computer use, or to browse at:

phone message: 231-352-4671
text: 231-216-2786


  • Masks are required for all library visitors. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, accommodations will be made.
  • Materials browsing appointments are for 15 minutes. If no one is waiting, extra time may be granted.
  • Computer appointments are for 30 minutes.
  • All computers are fully self-service at this time. Due to social distancing requirements, staff are not able to provide any form of hands-on computer assistance.


Mon-Fri 10 am to 2 pm
Thursdays 10 am to 6 pm

All library materials should be returned in the outdoor bookdrop. Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours or more. Because of this, you may continue to see items on your record that have been returned. BSDL is a fine free library, so there is no penalty to borrowers for items in quarantine.

We've had requests for a listing of DVDs for easier browsing. We get new titles all the time, so check with us if something you want is not on this list.


Book Share Group
Wednesday July 15, 2020 @ 10 a.m.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10 .m. (via Zoom). Contact the library at for Zoom connection information.

Teen Virtual Game Night
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 4 p.m.
Use Google Hangouts to join Miss Kaitlin for a game of Quiplash. Program is for ages 13-18. Contact the library at to sign up and receive a link to join.

Teen Book Share
Thursday, July 2, 2020 @ 4 p.m.
Join us on Google Hangouts to atalk about books! Share what you have read and find out what other teens have been reading. Program is for ages 13-18. Contact the library at to sign up and receive a link to join.

Costume Curbside Delivery Days
Mondays & Fridays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kids (and grown-ups!) needing bundles of books can stop by the library during these times and a costumed librarian will bring a bundle of books to your car!

Remote Summer Reading Program
New for 2020: Our popular Summer Reading Program is available online! Visit to register! Teens, visit to register!

Summer Reading Program Link



Public Libraries, by defintion and mission, are committed to promoting racial equality.  The library exists for those seeking knowledge and understanding, and Libraries have long been a place of refuge for those who feel they don't belong. Benzie Shores is no exception.
We are curating a collection of online EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES for our community to explore, and encourage every one of us to participate in this journey of personal responsibility, systemic change, and social transformation.



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BSDL Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 24th at 9:30 a.m.
Special meeting of the Benzie Shores District Library. Use link below to participate:

Topic: BSDL Special Board Mtg
Time: Jun 24, 2020 09:30 AM America/Detroit
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 4176 2009
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Monday, July 20th at 9:30 a.m.
Due to the coronavirus, meetings will be held remotely according to new  guidance from the Govenor regarding public meetings. The board meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. 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. Zoom participation information will be posted closer to meeting date.



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

BSDL Capital Campaign 2020


The Benzie Shores District Library is seeking donations for the expansion and renovation of its building. 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

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