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Calling all writers! The library is participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Visit for more information.

Tutors Wanted! We are looking for kind, patient, motivated individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of our local youth! If you think you can help out as a tutor at the library, or would like more information, contact us at 352-4671, or email Renée Herman at

MeLCat Requests Temporarily Suspended The MeLCat servers are being moved to a new host site and upgraded. MeLCat requesting will be turned off at 12:01 am on Wednesday, November 18. You will still be able to search MeLCat after that date, but the request button will be gone. MeLCat requesting will be off from November 18 until early December. For more information, visit

Mobile Catalog We now have a mobile friendly online catalog. Browse, renew or reserve materials from your phone or tablet. Visit

Food for Fines From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, the library will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries in lieu of library fines. If you have a library fine or currently have overdue materials that need to be returned, this is a great way to eliminate your fines while helping community members. Whether or not you have fines, you are welcome to drop your donations at the library. The food items cannot be expired, so we ask that you check the expiration dates before bringing donations to the library. Toiletries and items such as diapers and paper towels must be in unopened packages. Pet food is also needed.

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

Upcoming Events

After School Programming
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Activities, programs, homework help and more. Designed for grades 5 through 12. Call

Circle Time
Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 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 to 12:00

A library staff member will be available to help you with your library related technology issues. Learn how to download ebooks, and audiobooks to your personal device. Learn how to search the library's digitzed newspaper collection. Non-library related tech issues will be addressed as time allows.

Fun Fridays
Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Begining in November, we'll have interactive Music Classes hosted by Melinda Lise from kindermusik,
This program is designed for ages 2 to 5; however, all are welcome.

Coloring for Grown-ups
Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Fun Fridays aren't just for kids. Join us for a stress-free hour of coloring. All materials will be supplied by the library. Everyone welcome.

National Novel Writing Month: Quiet Time
Wednesdays in November from 1 to 3 p.m.
On Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. in November, the library will provide a quiet work space for novelists participating National Novel Writing Month. Visit for more information.

Spanish Conversation Group
November 24th at 7 p.m.
Last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of conversation in Spanish. Practice your language skills and meet other Spanish speakers.

BSDL Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Board meetings are open to the public. Agenda is available at the library.

Breakfast Book Share
Wednesday, December 16th from 9 am to 10 am

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!

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

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

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Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Hours: The library will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st. Also closed January 1st and 2nd.

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