Ask our staff for your FREE copy of the March 2021 BookPage

Storytime Book Bags are here!

For more information, click on the "Kid's Corner" on the top left of this page.

     10am - 2pm

      2pm - 6pm

By Appointment ONLY
You can browse the library for 15 minutes
or use the public computers for 45 minutes

       3pm to 5pm

      11am to 1pm

Call us at 269-637-2403 or email us at for your book request and/or schedule an appointment.


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!

Join Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Click on "Kid's Corner" at the top left of the page for more information.


Flag Retirement Box
At the main entrance of our Library, is a flag retirement box.

An Eagle Scouts project by
Brian C.L. Thompson.

In Memory of
Master Sergeant Ernest Balasick and
Sergeant Victor Lammlin.

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


Official South Haven Memorial Library

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Overdrive Audio and eBooks

New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

We now accept credit cards for transactions over $5.00

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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!

March 1 - 7, 2021
Women's History Month
March 2021

Anne Frank
Annelies Marie Frank
Diarist and Holocaust Victim
Born June 12, 1929
Died February 1945
When Anne was four, her family moved from Germany to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis’ persecution of Jewish citizens. She loved to write and kept a diary all about her life.  During World War II, the Nazis forced Jewish people throughout Europe into concentration camps. Anne’s family hid in an apartment hidden behind a bookcase for over two years. In 1944, the hiding place discovered, and they were arrested and taken to a camp. Conditions were terrible, and Anne died of illness and starvation when she was just 15.  Her father survived and published her diary. It became instantly famous for its portrayal of a young girl’s life during the Holocaust.


Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón
Painter and Artist
Born July 6, 1907
Died July 13, 1954
Frida grew up in Mexico with her European father and indigenous Mexican mother. Her father taught her a lot about art and expressing herself. At first, she wanted to go to medical school to become a doctor, but injuries from a terrible bus accident made that difficult. So, she returned to art and made it her career. She was able to travel the world and share her talents with artists, activists, and politicians. Frida painted powerful images that explored her deepest feelings, relationships, physical disabilities, mixed heritage, and Mexican culture. Her artwork was so beautiful, honest, and unique that museums around the world have her painting on display.


The South Haven Memorial Library is interested in connecting with our teens. Do you know of a teen that is a poet? Or likes to write poetry? Or likes to read poetry? Or has a favorite poet?
Have them check out the teen main page by clicking on the "Teen Zone" on the left side of our main page.

Federal IRS tax forms in english are now available.
- 1040 & 1040-SR Forms/Booklets/Schedules
- 1040 & 1040-SR Instructions

State tax forms in english are now available.
-MI-1040 Individual income tax forms/instructions in english are now available.
-MI-1040-CR Home Heating Credit claim forms/instructions in english are now available.
-MI-1040CR Homestead Property tax credit claim form in english are now available.

We do NOT have any spanish Federal IRS tax forms available yet.


Here is a sneak peak of the renovations going on
inside of our Library...

Front main door

Community room (left) and Children's area (right)

Looking towards the Teen area/Fiction area from
the Children's area

Fiction area

Community room

NonFiction area

Magazine/Reading room

Not much going on outside due to the extreme
cold weather

Front of library where the library sign, tree and
flagpole use to be

Employee parking area - soon to be the new addition
to basement and nonfiction area

The Bronson Wellness Center offers free, virtual Be Well classes for community members. Bronson wants to reach any and all community members who want to get connected to “wellness” and are striving to be the healthiest they can be, given the pandemic. Covid has derailed many residents’ ability to do the things they used to do to stay healthy and Bronson wants to help them get back on track.


February and March schedule:
Be Well, Healthy Lifestyles Classes by Bronson
To register for a class go to and click on “Nutrition”. You will receive a link to attend the class via email, 1-2 days before the class is scheduled to be held. These classes are VIRTUAL and are conducted via Zoom.
Making Healthy Foods Taste Better
Do you want to eat healthier but don’t really like the taste of “healthy” food?  Arm yourself with eight secret flavor-enhancers and cooking techniques that will elevate and improve the taste of everyday fruits, veggies, and whole grains and take them to a whole new level of flavor.  Thursday, February 4, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Grab and Go Healthy Snacks
Are you always on the go and have a hard time finding time to eat healthy and wholesome snacks? Are you likely to stop at the vending machine and grab a giant cookie or bag of chips? Join Isabel and learn how to make quick healthy snacks that you can easily take with you wherever you may go. Receive 5 recipes. Thursday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Food Group Fun, Eat Well with MyPlate!
Do you know about the importance of eating lots of different kinds and colors of foods from ALL the food groups? Learn, via a Trivia-style game with “virtual prizes”, how to develop healthy eating skills, as well as tips for how to incorporate those food groups and powerhouse healthy foods you may be less excited about, into your daily diet. Thursday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Plan Your Plate for Success
What does a healthy plate really look like? Talk through five different personalized “healthy plates”. Are you watching your sodium intake? We’ve got a plate for that! Trying to eat more fruits and vegetables? We’ve got a plate for that too.  Have you eye on a healthier weight? We can help. Come with questions about how to personal YOUR plate to make it the healthiest it can be. Thursday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is administering COVID-19 vaccine based on priority groups determined by MDHHS and subject to vaccine availability.  This form determines phase and priority groups for individuals and workplaces and collects contact information.  We will notify you using the contact information provided when we are able to schedule you for COVID-19 vaccination, please ensure the information is accurate before submitting.  
Vaccination in one phase may not be complete before vaccination in another phase begins.  The timing of the start of vaccination in a phase is dependent upon the supply of vaccine from the manufacturer, how vaccine is allocated from the federal level to Michigan, and the capacity to administer vaccine to populations. 

Further information can be found at

Click on the link: COVID-19 Individual Vaccination Registry

South Haven Memorial Library
Temporary Location Map
Below is a map of our temporary location: 
08947 M-140 Hwy
South Haven, MI 49090

Phone: 269-637-2403

Library Renovation Updates
Follow the link below

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.