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Tutors Wanted! We are looking for kind, patient, motivated individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of our local youth! If you think you can help out as a tutor at the library, or would like more information, contact us at 352-4671, or email Renée Herman at

MeLCat Requests Temporarily Suspended The MeLCat servers are being moved to a new host site and upgraded. MeLCat requesting is suspended until December 11th. You are still able to search MeLCat, but the request button is gone. For more information, visit

Mobile Catalog We now have a mobile friendly online catalog. Browse, renew or reserve materials from your phone or tablet. Visit

Food for Fines From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, the library will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries in lieu of library fines. If you have a library fine or currently have overdue materials that need to be returned, this is a great way to eliminate your fines while helping community members. Whether or not you have fines, you are welcome to drop your donations at the library. The food items cannot be expired, so we ask that you check the expiration dates before bringing donations to the library. Toiletries and items such as diapers and paper towels must be in unopened packages. Pet food is also needed.

Newsletter See what's new at the library in our monthly online newsletter here.

Upcoming Events

After School Tutoring
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Designed for grades 5 through 12. Call Renee at 231-352-4671 for more information or to schedule an appointment for tutoring. Computer access, study space and book recommendations for students are available during all normal library hours.

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.

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.

Fun Fridays
Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Get in the holiday spirit! Join Ms. Carolyn for a holiday themed puppet show. Fun Fridays happen all year! Visit the library’s website to find out what FUN we are having each week. This program is designed for ages 2 to 5; however, all are welcome.

Coloring for Grown-ups
Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Fun Fridays aren't just for kids. Join us for a stress-free hour of coloring. All materials will be supplied by the library. Everyone welcome.

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

Board meetings are open to the public. Agenda is available at the library.

Breakfast Book Share
Wednesday, December 16th from 9 am to 10 am

Bring your own 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!

Spanish Conversation Group
December 29th at 7 p.m.
Last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of conversation in Spanish. Practice your language skills and meet other Spanish speakers.

All programs sponsored by the Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide educational, informational, intellectual and recreational library resources to our communities and visitors.
630 Main Street
P.O. Box 631
Frankfort, MI 49635
(231) 352-4671

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Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Hours: The library will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st. Also closed January 1st and 2nd.

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