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Friday: 10 am -6 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
Sunday: Closed



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"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future."
Ray Bradbury

Welcome to the 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 program, daily newspapers, free wireless internet, a community room for public use, children's programs, and much more!  
View our Calendar to see our latest programs.

Van Buren Reads 2016
From September 1 through October 16, all Van Buren readers are encouraged to join together and read 2016 Michigan Notable Book Garden for the Blind
by Kelly Fordon.
  Join us for the opportunity to meet award-winning author 
 Kelly Fordon on Tuesday, October 4th at the Lawrence
 Conference Center. The program will start at 7pm and be
 followed with a book signing. No registration is required, but
 seating is limited.

 Pick up a copy of the book at any of the Van Buren 
 District Library branches, the Paw Paw District Library, the South Haven Memorial Library, the Hartford Public Library, or the Lawton Public Library.

Children's Event Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
September 30 & October 1, 2016
Bring your teddy bear or another stuffed friend and join us for an evening storytime
on Friday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m.
Then we’ll tuck your friends into bed for a sleepover at the library!
Pick up your friend the next day, Oct. 1st at 10 a.m to find out how they spent their night in the library. Shhhh…Teddy bear is sleeping!
Limited to 25 children (one animal per child).
Please call 269-637-2403 or drop by the South Haven Memorial Library to register.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6 p.m. @SHML
The South Haven Memorial Library will host an all-out Zombie Fest!
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with snacks and a Zombie Dice tournament.
At 7 p.m. a makeup artist from Astute Artistry will help transform
you into the little ghoul you always wanted to become.
Ages 13 and up. Registration at the Circulation Desk is required.


Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 11 a.m.
 For all ages! Come enjoy games, snacks, and lots of fun! Dress to impress for a chance to win prizes for the best costume*.
Register at the Circulation Desk.
Please park in the lower (larger) lot.

*family-friendly costumes, please!

Tuesdays Are Storytime Day!
For children and an accompanying adult. Join Miss Doni for stories, songs & crafts!
11 a.m. in the SHML Community Room.
Please park in the lower (larger) parking lot.
Meet the Candidates in October

Now Available!
The 2016 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is ready to use!
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more.

Free for library cardholders; just print out the pass before you go.
Click on any link in this announcement to access, or on the balloon icon to the left.
You must have a valid library card to use MAP.

    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.