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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.


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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.

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


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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!

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

South Haven Memorial Library - Renovations Update
Started: 1-4-2021

Renovations have much excitement!

Fences are up around the Library.

Restroom and kitchen sink

Northwest side - employee parking

Northwest side area being dug for the new addition

1-5-2021 Update

Broadway Street view

The flagpole, SHML sign and tree have been removed

Employee parking - digging for addition of basement/1st floor

Broadway Street View

Employee Parking area

December 2020 Update

To all our staff members who have worked hard and continue to work hard in getting our Library organized.

To all of our Volunteers..thank you!

We are not finished yet. We still have a lot to do.

Please be patient with us as we move forward. 

Take advantage of our curbside service available now: 
Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm
Thursdays, 2pm - 6pm.

Give us a call at 269-637-2403 or
email us at

Circulation Desk, New Books Display, DVDs, & Magazines

Large Print & Fiction Books

MORE Fiction Books...

Young Adult - Fiction Books/Graphic Novels

Children's Fiction Books/Board Books/Graphic Novels

BEHIND the SCENES will be the NonFiction Books
(ONLY staff members will have access to these once our
Library opens it's doors - we will keep you posted)

At temporary location: 08947 M-140 Hwy, South Haven
Currently we do not have a secure drop box for book returns, please return books during curbside service days and times. Some items are not available yet as we are still getting situated at the new site.  Please be patient during our transition. 

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks for your patience!

December 2, 2020 
Media contact: Mike Murray, 517-275-1820 
Michiganders encouraged to explore high-demand, high-wage career pathways 
LANSING, Mich. — To recognize the state’s urgent and growing need for talent and the programs and services in place to help and engage residents in employment, training and educational opportunities, Governor Gretchen Whitmer encourages Michiganders to explore the many career pathways available to them during Career Exploration and Awareness Month. 
“We want to make sure all Michiganders have access to the tools and resources they need for career exploration at any stage in life,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Whether you’re a young student, just launching your career, re-entering the workforce, or considering a change to your current profession , there are many resources at your disposal to help prepare you for high-demand, high-wage career pathways in Michigan.” 
Students, their parents and school counselors are encouraged to check out the Michigan Career and Education Pathfinder site to explore careers and identify educational opportunities throughout the state. Pathfinder helps you make informed choices about educational and career options and plans to reach your goals. This free tool uses labor market information, wage data and other metrics to best match users and their skills with career paths and jobs. 
To further dive into career exploration, the Going PRO in Michigan website offers Michiganders a platform to explore careers with more than 545,000 openings through 2026 in the fields of manufacturing, automotive, IT, health care and construction. Going PRO identifies training and education required for in-demand careers, shares current job openings, and highlights a day in the life of each profession to paint a clear picture of what that career looks like. 
“We are committed to making sure every Michigander has an equal and successful pathway to high-quality, high-paying, in-demand careers,” said Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Acting Director Susan Corbin. “By providing the right tools, and encouraging more Michiganders to explore different careers, we can help prepare every Michigander for a rewarding career path and bigger paychecks.”  
LEO works closely with the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, within the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, to highlight career and labor trends in the state. These include Michigan’s Hot 50 report, which covers high-demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages; Michigan’s Career Outlook report, which provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations by education and training requirements; and Regional Career Outlook reports, which provides a breakdown of career outlook data in each of the state’s 10 regions.   
Career Exploration and Awareness Month also ties into Gov. Whitmer’s Sixty by 30 goal, which aims to increase the percentage of adults in the state with a postsecondary degree or credential by the year 2030. Michiganders interested in education beyond high-school to gain the skills they need for rewarding careers are encouraged to explore free education and training resources like Skills to WorkFutures for Frontliners, and the upcoming 2021 Michigan Reconnect program that will provide free tuition to Michiganders age 25+. 
To view the proclamation, click the link below:  

Library Open For Curbside Hours
The South Haven Memorial Library is now open for curbside services on Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, and Thursdays, 2pm-6pm, at our new temporary location.  Items can be requested via email or phone, and will be available on these days for pickup.  Checked out items can also be returned, but only during curbside hours as we do not have a secure dropbox at our temporary site yet. Some items are not available yet as we are still getting situated at the new site.  Please be patient during our transition. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you!

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.