Benzie Shores District  Library




Text 231-216-2786 to text us! You can easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question!

Mon 10 am to 7 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.
Closed Sundays

Closed Monday, September 4, 2023 for Labor Day


Benzie Shores District Library
630 Main St.
Frankfort, MI 49635

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




Anyone using the public WiFi must agree to our Acceptable Use Policy.

2022 Annual Report

Library Policies.

Approved 2023-2024 Budget.


FOIA Request Form





Frankfort Beer Week October 2-7
As part of the Frankfort Beer Week Celebrations, our Librarians sampled local (and some not so local) brews to create this beer and book pairing list for your enjoyment. Visit for a schedule of Beer Week events and for more information about this annual hoppy event.
Visit BSDL BEER AND BOOK PAIRINGS  for the complete list of beer and book pairings, or stop in the Library for a pairing list bookmark (while supplies last).

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.


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 5 PM in the Library Program Room.

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.

Saturday, October 7th at 11:45 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. This program is for Adults and Teens.

Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.
From meet-cutes to happily ever after, this new book club will explore all facets of the romance genre. Copies of this month’s book, “Thank you for Listening” by Julia Whelan are available at the Library. Reserve a copy today, or download using the hoopla app.

Wednesday, October 18th 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!

Tuesday, October 24th 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 2022. This month's story is "The Meeting" by Alex Ohlin.  Reserve a copy of the book online, or you can read this month's story from VQR Online at

Saturday, October 28th at 10:30 a.m.

Children, toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for a special story time with bats, ghosts, and monsters- OH MY!  Miss Kaitlin shares her favorite hallo-reads and a sweetly spooky craft. Costumes encouraged!

Saturday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m.

It’s the time of year for pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and cozy mysteries. It’s also scary book season and this month we’re reading one of the scariest of all! Our Book to Big Screen this fall is The Shining by Stephen King. Read the book (if you dare), then join us at the Garden Theater for a FREE screening of Stanley Kubrick's film based on the book. Check out a copy of the book from the Library or download using the Libby app.

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 & legal prints/photo copies are $0.50 per page. (cash only) Wireless printing is available with compatible devices. Self serve scanning to a personal USB drive is free. Scanning service by staff is available for $3 per page (cash only). Documents will be emailed to you as an attachment. NO FAX


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 or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet.


Next regular meeting:

October 11, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
The library will be closed for services at the time of the meeting; however, the meeting is open to the public.

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



Digital Collections

You now have access to even more books in Libby! You can borrow titles from any of these collections:

  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Download Destination
  • Midwest Colaborative for Library Services
  • Lakeland Digital Library
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • White Pine Library Cooperative
  • Woodlands Library Coopertaive

To add your card for a partner library:

  1. Go to MENU > Add Library
  2. Search for the partner library and open it.
  3. Tap Sign In With My Card.
  4. Under "Partner Libraries," choose your home library from the list and sign in.

Libby reading app


Benzie Area Local Newspaper Archive


Interlibrary Loan
available through MeL!

​​  MeLCat is an online catalog service that allows patrons of participating libraries to borrow books, movies, music, and more - from all over Michigan! MeL (Michigan Electronic Library) resources are provided by the Library of Michigan using Institute of Museum and Library Services funds.