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2014 Summer Reading Program!
Our 2014 BSDL Summer Reading Program is underway! This year we are asking each summer reader to read for a total of 12 hours and for every 2 hours read the child can claim a prize from each of six participating local businesses which include: The Cool Spot, The Corner Toy Store, Frankfort Tackle Box, The Garden Theater, Kilwin’s, and L’Chayim Delicatessen. Each reader will have to come to the library for a stamp and then show their stamped log to each business in order to claim their prize.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors: The Inn at Watervale, Chestnut Hills, Dan Collier Construction, The Cool Spot, Corner Toy Store, Frankfort Tackle Box, The Garden Theater, Kilwin's, and L'Chayim Delicatessen.

Summer Newsletter Want to know what's new and exciting at the library? Download our Summer Newsletter!

What do you geek?
Benzie Shores District Library is participating in Geek the Library, a community-based public awareness campaign. The campaign highlights what people are passionate about and how libraries can support them. Geek the Library features local educational material that introduces ‘geek’ as a verb, and encourages the public to talk about what they ‘geek’—whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art. The public awareness campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone ‘geeks’ something—and that the library supports them all. Click here for more information.

Staff Picks Page We recognize that each patron has different reading tastes and our staff is no exception. Click here for a listing of titles that our staff found interesting/enjoyable. This list is updated weekly, so be sure to check it often.

Local Newspaper Archive Our popular digital archive of the Benzie Record, Record Patriot, Benzie Banner, and more. For best results, use Firefox as your browser.

Upcoming Events

Tech Tuesdays
Tuesdays from 10:00 to 12:00

A library staff member will be available to help you with your library related technology issues. Learn how to download ebooks, and audiobooks to your personal device. Learn how to search the library's digitzed newspaper collection. Non-library related tech issues will be addressed as time allows.

Circle Time
Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Infants and toddlers and their parents/caregivers will have fun rhyming and moving with Miss Char. With a focus on repetition, children build their repertoire each week of rhymes, both old and new.

Story Hour
Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Stories, rhymes, puppets, and more! Ad all with our own Miss Julie. This program is intended for ages 2 and up.

BSDL Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Board meetings are open to the public. Agenda will be posted at a later date.

Book Share Group
Wednesday, July 16th at 9:30 a.m.

The program lasts approximately one hour. During that time each person takes a turn talking about their books. Attending Book Share group is a great way to hear about books you might not hear of otherwise.

Drummunity with Lori Fithian
Wednesday July 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Drumming fun for all ages.

Spanish Conversation Group
Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.

An evening of conversation in Spanish! Please join us to practice your language skills and to meet other Spanish speakers.

Friends of BSDL Book Sale
Saturday, August 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Huge tent sale on the library lawn. Volunteers are needed for this event. Visit the link below to sign up.Book donations will be accepted until August 2nd.

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Frankfort, MI 49635
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