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The time is here! The great reveal of the Van Buren Reads author of 2018!
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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!  View our Calendar to see our latest programs.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Contact your Senator TODAY to Save Library Penal Fines 
House Bill 5090 must be stopped. House Bill 5090 changes how fines from weigh stations are distributed. Under the proposed legislation, failure to stop at a weigh station would be changed from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction and exempt certain vehicles. This means a reduction in penal fines to libraries since civil infraction penalties are lower than misdemeanor penalties.
This bill moved through the House without recognition of an analysis that found it will reduce library funding.  

Please contact your Senator and urge them to talk with Sen. Tom Casperson, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, to tell him your library opposes this bill as it negatively impacts library funding. Email, call or tweet your message using MLA's Advocacy Action Center. Use the sample email messages and talking points provided or share a personal message on how a reduction in penal fines will negatively impact your library. 
Encourage your Senator to contact MLA or GCSI with further questions.

To contact your Senator today go to and click the "Take Action" button.
If you have questions, please contact us at 517-394-2774 or
Thank you for your support and quick action on this important issue impacting library funding in the state of Michigan.

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. If South Haven Public Schools are closed, Storytime is canceled. 

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!
Meet Libby! The one-tap reading app through your library.
Download from your device's app store.

Coming soon for Kindle, too.