Benzie Shores District  Library


Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Sundays


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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!

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


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2022 Annual Report

Library Policies

Approved 2023-2024 Budget

FOIA Request Form


This summer Adventure Begins at Your Library. Children and teens can register to join our summer reading program which lasts from June 7th to August 31st.  Prizes, programs and fun are in store all summer long. Stop in to the children's room pick up your reading log!

Need inspiration for your craft or hobby? Or maybe you are looking for a new craft or hobby? Access over 1,000 electronic full text hobby and craft instruction videos and downloadable project patterns! This database has enough content to meet the interests of a wide variety of hobby enthusiast.


Search local newspapers online from 1888-2013!

The Historical Society of Michigan's weekly History Hounds® Lecture Series is FREE to all BSDL patrons! All lectures are remote (via Zoom). Register online at On the registration form, select “A member of an HSM member organization” and enter Benzie Shores District Library as your organization. HSM will then email you the Zoom link the day before each program. Free admission to this lecture series is courtesy of the Library's membership with the Historical Society of Michigan.

We have 10 Outdoor Lockers for for 24/7 materials 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. 

The Library Meeting and Program rooms are available to reserve. To reserve a room, you must complete an APPLICATION TO USE A LIBRARY ROOM. Please read the full MEETING ROOM USE POLICY prior to completing the application.

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.

Black and White prints/photo copies are $0.25 per page. Color 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) and your scans 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:

June 12, 2024 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.


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MiLibrary Quest:

Labor 2 hint: The first letter of each line is important.

To return to the Quest, use your "go back" option to go back to the previous page or tab. This clue is part of MiLibraryQuest: Summer 2024 a virtual escape room for teens.

To participate in the Quest, visit