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!

 

Hours

Mon 10 am to 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm

Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed Sundays

Closed Monday, September 26th for a staff in-service and strategic planning session with the board.

 

Location

Benzie Shore District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635
(231)352-4671

Library Director: Stacy L. Pasche
Youth Services: Kaitlin Matesich

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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.

2021 Annual Report

Library Policies.

Approved 2022-2023 Budget.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH FOR A STAFF IN-SERVICE AND STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION WITH THE BOARD.

The public is welcome to attend strategic planning, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the library. Please contact the library at 231-352-4671 if you would like to attend. RSVP is not required, but helpful for us to plan.


LIBRARY PROGRAMS

 

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.

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.

TECH TUESDAYS
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.

 

TEEN TUESDAYS
Every other Tuesday at 3:30 PM
September 27
Stop by the library where YOU decide what our program will be. Tabletop games, science, crafts, writing, movie days, and much more to choose from. Your votes will pick the program. This program is for Middle and High School students only.

 

OPEN STEM
September 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for Open STEM. Building toys, Stem Kits, Science experiments and more are in store! (FEAS early release day)

KNITTERS CIRCLE
Fridays, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework, etc. to the library and enjoy the view and camaraderie of fellow fiber arts enthusiasts. Participants can share patterns, swap materials, or learn a new hobby.

 

ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Saturday, September 24 from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Are you an adventurer at heart? Join us for the inaugural meeting of BSDL's Dungeons and Dragons Group September 24th starting at noon. This group will meet monthly to play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons as featured in Stranger Things. This program is for Adults and Teens.

 

TEENY TINY BUSY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, September 27th 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. This month, we'll be reading "The Rest of Us" by Jenzo Duque. Call the library to reserve a copy, or RESERVE ONLINE.

 

BOOK SHARE
Wednesday, October 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!



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. 
 



WIFI ACCESS
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.



VOTER INFORMATION
Voters can use the MICHIGAN VOTER INFORMATION CENTER to:         

View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election
Request and Track your Absentee Ballot
Verify your Voter Registration
Find your Polling Place
Contact your Local Election Official
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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IMPORTANT GENERAL ELECTION DATES
October 24, 2022 - Online Voter Registration Ends for November Election
November 8, 2022 - General Election


BSDL BOARD MEETINGS

The board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact the library at bsdl@benzieshoreslibrary.org or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. Next meeting:

October 19th at 9:30 a.m.



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

 

 

Digital Collections

 

Libby reading app

 

hoopla

 

Benzie Area Local Newspaper Archive