BENZONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Monday and Wednesday: 

10 am - 7 pm

891 Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 445
Benzonia, Michigan 49616

(One block south of the traffic light)

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 

10 am - 5 pm  

Saturday: 

10 am - 3 pm  

Located in the Mills Community House in Benzonia, Michigan, the Library serves residents of and visitors to Benzie County.

Our collection includes historic research materials as well as current best sellers.

The Library is pleased to offer free Wi-Fi with 24/7 access from your laptop or use one of our computers during open hours.

(Note: The Library is closed on: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and is closed at 5 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.)
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Happenings at the Library...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Fall 2014 Library newsletter is now available at the Library Newsletter page. (Posted 9/8/14)

BPL to offer eBooks and scheduled tech help! -- Overdrive generously funded by the Friends of Benzonia Public Library. Please see here for details. (Posted 9/8/14)

Quilt Raffle for the "Black & White & Red All Over Quilt" -- Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20, and are available at the Benzonia Public Library. Drawing to be held November 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm at the library. Winner need not be present to win. (Free shipping to winner if not local). For additional information, see the flyer here, or call the library at 231-882-4111.

Friends meeting time change -- The Friends of Benzonia Public Library is looking for new members. To enable more participation, the meeting time has changed to 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Library. Come give new life to an organization which has long supported the work of your public library.

Renovation continues! -- See here to find out more of what's going on!

Early Literacy Station -- The Library has a new stand-alone computer, not connected to the Internet, that will attract and educate kids ages 2-8. It is designed to support school readiness and technology access while making learning exciting and engaging. See here for more details.

A Friends Membership Brochure and Application is available on the Library Friends page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Fest Craft Wookshop -- A Fall Fest craft workshop will be held on Saturday, October 4th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave. (US-31). The class will offer "make and take" items that are suitable for a wide range of participants, including children. Supplies will be provided, along with complimentary refreshments. Please call 231-882-4111 for additional information or see this flier.

2014 Annual Used Jigsaw Puzzle Sale -- The 8th Annual Used Jigsaw Puzzle Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. The sale will be held at the Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave. (US-31), Benzonia in the lower level of building. An easy to browse sale with a wide variety of puzzles, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Donations are still being accepted. For more information, please call 231-882-4111 or see this flier

Mark your calendars -- the BPL Friends Annual Holiday Book Sale will take place November 14th and 15th -- details coming soon!

ONGOING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Read a good book lately? Benzonia Library Book Chat meets at the Benzonia Public Library the third Monday of each month at 10 am. Instead of all reading the same book, we share what we have been reading and get inspired to read new things. All are welcome. For more information, please call the Library at 231-882-4111.

Ongoing Paperback Book and Puzzles Sale -- The Friends of Benzonia Public Library continue to offer a selection of used paperback books and used jigsaw puzzles for sale.

MEETINGS

The Benzonia Public Library Board of Trustees now meets the second Monday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Reference Room. (Note new day and time.)

The Friends of Benzonia Public Library meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the library.

At our site...

  • Browse our Library Services page informs you about our Lending Library, Research, Computers and the Internet, and Faxes / Copies services.

  • View recent versions of our newsletter online at the Library Newsletter page.

  • Join the Friends of the Library to help support us.

  • Looking for work? Go to our Employment page and follow three easy steps!

  • Search our entire Library Catalog online, and those of other local libraries. With an online account, you can also reserve or renew any materials.

  • Explore all the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) has to offer.

  • Search the Web via Google, a very fast and powerful Internet search engine.

  • See our Useful Links page for helpful Web links regarding Genealogy, Local History and Newspapers, Books & Reading, the Community, Just for Kids, and Tax Forms.

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