MeL is available !

NOT accepting book donations

Please do NOT drop off any electronics.
We do not recycle.


From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.
While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.

CDC COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

Daily reports on COVID-19 for Michigan:
Michigan cases and updates.

USA Facts reports for Van Buren County, Michigan.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Dept. information about the COVID-19.

State of Michigan information about COVID-19.


Help your children become GREAT readers!
Register online for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Register your child from birth to their 5th birthday and receive FREE books every month.
Children must live in Van Buren County.

Or register by mail. Simply print the pdf file, fill out and mail.


Click on the
"New Books This Week" tab
for more info.

Monday-Thursday: 10 am -8 pm
Friday: 10 am -6 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
Sunday: Closed


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We now accept credit cards for transactions over $5.00

FREE Outdoor WiFi

The Library has FREE outdoor WiFi! Thanks to Project Connect, patrons can now access wifi outside the library building 24/7. The network name is Homework Hub and there is no password. You should be able to access it from the parking lot, as well as the grassy areas around the south side of the Library.

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More eBooks to read! Self-publishing tools, too!
Click each logo below to explore our new resources.

The PatronsFirst™ mobile library. Digital collections of books, audio, video, and more from around the world. Curated by subject.

Self-publish your own ebook at no cost!

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Michigan Legal Help

Michigan Legal Help is for people who are
handling their legal problems without a lawyer.
It can help you learn about your legal problems
and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-
Yourself tools to help you create court forms. 


Access Online Resources
Free access from home to the resources below with your library card number.

Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest
Chilton Library

Books and Authors
Books and Authors

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health and Wellness Resource Ctr
Learning Express
Learning Express Library

South Haven Memorial Library
We are located in beautiful downtown South Haven, Michigan. We proudly offer over 54,000 materials including books, audiobooks, and magazines. We also offer downloadable media through our OverDrive digital lending library, daily newspapers, free wireless internet, fax services, a community room for public use, children's and teen's programs, and much more!

As the South Haven Memorial Library moves forward with our upcoming renovations, we will be temporarily relocating to 08947 M140, the old location of Radio Shack/John’s Stereo.  We expect to begin the move within the next several weeks, which will cause some interruptions in our services.  We ask for your patience as we make this transition, which we will attempt to do as quickly and smoothly as possible.  There may be a period of complete closure as we make this move, but we will keep you informed as that time approaches.  We hope to be back in the newly renovated building by next June. 

We are still at 314 Broadway until further notice.

We will keep you updated once our Library is at the new temporary location.

Thank you for your patience!

E-Book Read
September 14 - 28

Read along with us this September!

The Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program returns with Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga “Book of the Little Axe.” Join South Haven Memorial Library and book lovers nationwide in reading the same ebook and discussing it online using the hashtag #LTBookPick. Ebook copies of “Book of the Little Axe” will be available September 14-28 without any waitlists or holds. You will only need a library card and the Libby app to borrow and read the ebook.
The ebook is the second selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick, which offers simultaneous access to an ebook through public libraries to engage readers and foster conversation across communities.
The selection of “Book of the Little Axe” for the Libraries Transform Book Pick was made in consultation with experts at Booklist. The digital reading program is a collaboration between the American Library Association (ALA) and OverDrive. Additional information can be found at

Click below to read the e-book:

While in the Library, please observe all signs.
Thank you!
Please limit visit to 45 minutes


Library Renovation Updates
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The bids for contractors went out July 15, 2020. Sealed bids were due August 18, and will be opened September 15. Tentative date for commencement of construction will be October 2.