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 5th in observance of Labor Day.
 

 

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

 

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.

DROP-IN BOARD GAMES
Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We have a variety of board games suitable for all ages. Stop in and play!

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.

OPEN BUILD
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Lego and MagnaTiles and more. You provide the creativity and the Library will provide the bricks. For ages 5+. Children age 8 and under must have an adult present.

IT IS WEDNESDAY MY DUDES
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a different and most excellent activity each week. This program is for teens only.

FUN FRIDAY
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through August 5th
Children and caregivers can start the weekend off right! Move, dance, listen and craft with Miss Kaitlin every Friday morning. Mineral Springs Park, near the playground. This program is intended for ages 2-8 and their caregiver. 

CRAFTERNOON MOVIE
Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Join us on Friday afternoons for a classic movie in our program room. We'll have tables available for crafting, coloring, needlework, etc. Bring your own project or get creative with the Library's craft and coloring supplies.
 

AUTHOR VISIT : JONATHAN HAWLEY
GUARDIANS OF MANITOU PASSAGE

August 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the lifesavers and lightkeepers who battled high winds and waves, fought frigid temperatures and icy shores during their mission to protect lives on Lake Michigan. Dr. Hawley will have copies of his book "Guardians of Manitou Passage" available for purchase after the event.

UNDER THE SEA PARTY
Thursday, August 11th @ 1 p.m.
Celebrate summer with the Benzie Shores Library! Designed for young children but all are welcome.

BOOK SHARE
Wednesday, August 17th 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!

 

ESTATE PLANNING 101
Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of an estate plan - what it is, why you need one, and how to get started. Hosted by Kathleen Kasdorf, Director of Planned Giving, Interlochen Center for the Arts

TEENY TINY BUSY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, August 23rd 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 "Our Children" by Vanessa Cuti. Call the library to reserve a copy, or RESERVE ONLINE.



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

VOTE411.ORG
Brought to you by the League of Women Voters. See What's On Your Ballot, Check Your Voter Registration, Find Your Polling Place, Discover Upcoming Debates In Your Area, And Much More!


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:

Wednesday, August 17th 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