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

The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours will resume Friday, November 25th.

 

 

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.
 


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2021 Annual Report

Library Policies.

Approved 2022-2023 Budget.
 

 

FOIA Request Form

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

 

 

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.


SATURDAY STORY TIME
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Listen to stories, sing songs and make a special craft with Miss Kaitlin! Designed for preschool age children but all are welcome.


TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS
November 23rd- December 28th
Fend off the dreaded " I'm bored" by picking up a free take and make craft for kids. New crafts available every Wednesday through Dec. 28th while supplies last. 


 



LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS & TEENS

 


MAH JONG MONDAYS
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 4 PM in the Library Program Room. A variety of board games for all ages will also be available for play during this time.

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.

 

KNITTERS CIRCLE
Fridays, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework, etc. to the library and enjoy the view and camaraderie of fellow fiber arts enthusiasts. Participants can share patterns, swap materials, or learn a new hobby.

 

BOOK SHARE
Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m. (no book share in December)
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!

 

ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Time Varies
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. Contact the library for more information and to find out program times (times vary each month depending on group schedule). This program is for Adults and Teens.


TEENY TINY BUSY BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, January 24th at 4 p.m. (no book club in December)
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 2021. Reserve a copy online , or call the library at 231-352-4671.
 

GREETING CARD EXCHANGE
November 2nd - December 23rd
Donate your unused greeting cards to the library's greeting card exchange. Donate your old unused cards and pick up a few new to you cards. The library has lots of great work space to write cards and greetings. And don't forget the Post Office is across the street! This event starts on November 2 and continues through December 23rd. Please donate only clean, undamaged cards or stationery that has not been written on. Cards do not have to be holiday-themed. 



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.

 


BSDL BOARD MEETINGS

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 bsdl@benzieshoreslibrary.org or 231-352-4671 if special accommodations are needed, or if you would like a board packet. Next meeting:

December 14, 2022 at 9:00 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