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Mon 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm.
Benzie Shore District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635
Library Director: Stacy L. Pasche
Youth Services: Kaitlin Matesich
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 PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
CIRCLE TIME FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers will have fun rhyming and moving! With a focus on repetition, each week children build their repertoire of rhymes both old and new! There is an informal playgroup following Circle Time.
SATURDAY STORY TIME
Saturday, April 1st at 10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories, sing songs and make a special craft with Miss Kaitlin! Designed for preschool age children but all are welcome.
LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS & TEENS
MAH JONG MONDAYS
Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Accomplished players and interested participants alike are invited to rattle the tiles and join the fun each Monday from 2 to 4 PM in the Library Program Room. A variety of board games for all ages will also be available for play during this time.
Tuesdays 10:30 AM to noon
Need some help using the library's digital services? Have a tech issue giving you some grief? The library offers one on one basic tech help on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
On Tuesday, March 14th, Toby from Benzie Bus will join us to demonstrate their new app!
ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Saturday, April 8th @ 11:30 a.m.
Are you an adventurer at heart? Then join us for BSDL's Dungeons and Dragons Group. This group will meet monthly to play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Meets the second Saturday of the month at noon. This program is for Adults and Teens.
Wednesday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a cup of 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!
BUSY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, March 28th at 4 p.m.
The book club for busy people! Each month we discuss a SHORT story in less than an hour. Meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Each month's reading is from The Best American Short Stories 2021. Reserve a copy online , or call the library at 231-352-4671. March's story is "Clementine, Carmelita, Dog" by David Means.
AFTER HOURS PICK-UP
We have outdoor lockers for 24/7 materials access! This service is made possible by the Friends of Benzie Shores District Library. Thank you Friends!
We have 10 Outdoor Lockers for contactless curbside access. To get started, place items on reserve from our catalog and set your pick up 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.
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.
Computer Workstations & WiFi
The Library has 5 computer workstations for use, free of charge. Time restrictions may apply if there is a wait list. Wireless access is available for free, 24/7. Wi-Fi may be accessed after hours in the library parking lot or patio.
Printing & Scanning
Black and White prints/photo copies are $0.25 per page. Color $0.50. (cash only) Wireless printing is available with compatible devices. Scanning is available for $3 per page (cash only). Documents will be emailed to you as an attachment. Self serve scanning to a personal USB drive is free. NO FAX
TAX FORMS & TAX HELP
We have a limited number of federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms available at the library; however, all federal and state tax forms are available to download at:
Federal Tax Forms
Michigan Tax Forms
The library can print any tax form for .25 cents per page.
If your household makes $75,000 a year or less, if you're a senior, veteran, disabled, or speak limited English, the IRS Certified volunteers from the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will file your taxes for FREE. Visit https://www.nmcaa.net/tax_preparation.asp for more information.
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 7 days. Out of district residents are not eligible to check out devices. Contact us for more information and availability.
BSDL BOARD MEETINGS
The board meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact the library at email@example.com or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. Next meeting:
April 12, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.