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Online Resources

Automotive and Engines
Business and Finance
Digital Downloads
Employment and Jobs
Genealogy
Government
Health
Languages
Libraries and Catalogs
Literature and Reading
Local Interest
Newspapers, Periodicals, and Magazines
Schools
Taxes





Automotive and Engines

Chilton's Car Repair online.

Looking for a new or used car? We have multiple car magazines available in the library, including Consumer Reports.

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Business and Finance

Copies of Value Line Investment Surveys and Morningstar Mutual Funds are available in the library.

The Mel.org Business Gateway has a wealth of business information, including but not limited to information on filing for Unemployment Benefits, job postings and career exploration, business start-up information, and company data for Michigan, the U.S. and the world.

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Digital Downloads

Up North Digital Collection
Ebooks and Audiobooks available through OverDrive. Download these titles to your home computer for enjoyment, or transfer them to a portable device (eReader, Nook, mp3 player, etc.).

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

Book Share
An accessible online library for people with print disabilities.

NetLibrary through MeL
The Library of Michigan has made approximately 25,000 electronic books (eBooks) available to the people of Michigan through the Web site www.mel.org on the NetLibrary database. These are available through the Internet and do not require a special eBook reader device. There are mainly reference books; however, hundreds of classics are also available. Many reference books are too expensive for small libraries to purchase, but are now available via eBooks. Access to eBooks is available at the Library or from your home once you have set up an access account using a Michigan driver's license. All eBook texts are keyword searchable. Please note that this database requires a Michigan driver's license when not accessing this site at the library.

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Employment

Michigan Works

job-hunt.org

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors
BACN offers a Computer Lab that is open daily to the public for resume building, education needs and job searches. A skilled aide is available during open hours to lend a hand to users with their needs and questions. Visit the link above to find current operating hours.

The Mel.org Business Gateway has a wealth of business information, including but not limited to information on filing for Unemployment Benefits, job postings and career exploration, business start-up information, and company data for Michigan, the U.S. and the world.



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Genealogy

The Benzie Area Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Society, collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past. The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites. Visit their website at http://www.benziemuseum.org/index.html
There is also a Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) which furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions. BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum. As a courtesy, the Museum includes the BAGS programs on the Museum Events page at Genealogy Events.

The 1940's Census can be found at http://1940census.archives.gov/.

Frankfort High School Alumni page
Class photos and full year books for dating from 1868 to present day.

Benzie County Cemetery Index and Tombstone Project

Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive
Marriage Records, Obituaries, Cemetary Indexes and more.

Mel.org Genealogy Gateway
Please note that this database requires a Michigan driver's license when not accessing this site at the library.

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Government

We have a copy of the Land to Lakes notebook at the circulation desk. It includes the master plan for many area townships. The notebook cannot be checked out, but is available to look at in the library.

City of Frankfort

Benzie County

United States Government

2010 Census

Local Census Information.

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Health

Munson’s Community Health Library
Located at the south entrance of the Munson Community Health Center, is a lending library open to community members and health care professionals. The Library provides access to information to help inform people about their health concerns, health care decisions, and wellness. The collection includes books and videos written for the lay-person covering traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine, in addition to anatomical models, access to the Internet, and health care databases for research.
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed 12 - 12:30 pm) Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

For more information, call (231) 935-9265, fax (231) 935-9267, or email Library-MCHCCommunityHealth@mhc.net.

Online Catalog
Search the health library's online catalog of books, videos, DVDs, newsletters, and models. If you have questions about how to access these materials, please call the Library at (231) 935-9265.

Mel.org Health Gateway Please note that this database requires a Michigan driver's license when not accessing this site at the library.

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Languages

BBC Languages Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

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Libraries and Catalogs

MeLCat Order books, audiobooks, and other materials from libraries all around the state to be delivered to Benzie Shores.

Worldcat.org Search for items in libraries around the world.

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Literature and Reading

Visit our Reader Advisory page.

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Local Interest

We have a copy of the Land to Lakes notebook at the circulation desk. It includes the master plan for many area townships. The notebook cannot be checked out, but is available to look at in the library.

Benzie Area Website Directory

Click here for a list of local history files that are kept at the library. These files include photos, letters, and newspaper clippings and can be viewed at the library.

Local Newspaper Archive Our popular digital archive of the Benzie Record, Record Patriot, Benzie Banner, and more.

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Newspapers, Periodicals, and Magazines

Benzie County Newspapers
This database has an almost complete digital archive of the Benzie Record, Record Patriot, and Benzie Banner from 1888-2010. Also, the Benzonia Citizen from 1870-1871.
Click here for a list of the newspapers missing from this collection. If you have any of these missing editions, please consider loaning them to the library for digitization.

Traverse City Record Eagle

Chicago Tribune

Detroit Free Press Detroit News

Lansing State Journal

New York Times

Full-text editions of many newspapers are available at MeL (Michigan Electronic Library)

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Schools

Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools

Benzie County Central Schools

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Taxes

Federal Taxes The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

State Taxes The Michigan Department of Treasury website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.

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

Frankfort Area Map

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