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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.


Diverse Reads
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Whether you’re living on your own for the first time, a single college student, a hard-working adult, or a senior on your own, cooking for one can be fun!

Cooking for One-October/November
October 14, 2020 - November 18, 2020
Programs aim to reach limited resource audiences, who are eligible for one or more of the following programs: Free/reduced school lunch; Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR), Head Start, SNAP Bridge Card/EBT, WIC, and other assistance programs.

If interested, register here.

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


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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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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. 


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

Heritage Quest
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Books and Authors
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Health and Wellness Resource Center
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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!

Looking for something to do? We need volunteers to move. Facial coverings are required and social distancing (6ft) is a must. Thank you!!

 South Haven Memorial Library Readers
Explore Secret Worlds During World’s Largest
Digital Book Club
Riveting fantasyReverie” ebook and audiobook now available for reading and discussion with global audience
South Haven, MI – October 19, 2020 – South Haven Memorial Library is connecting their patrons with millions of readers and a compelling young adult ebook during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 2-16, readers’ secret dreams can become a reality when they borrow and read Ryan La Sala’s debut novel Reverie from their public library. South Haven Memorial Library card holders can borrow the ebook or audiobook without waiting by visiting  or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online at
Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries and thousands of schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During past programs, readers have engaged in intellectually stimulating online conversations. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.
Reverie is a wildly imaginative story about what happens when the secret worlds people hide within themselves come to light. In the story, all Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can't remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what's truly going on, he doesn't know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Reverie is the 23rd selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at This free program runs for two weeks and only requires a South Haven Memorial Library card to get started.
Reverie was published as an ebook by Sourcebooks and as an audiobook by Recorded Books. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

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About the AUTHOR
Ryan La Sala
Ryan La Sala grew up in Connecticut, but only physically. Mentally, he spent most of his childhood in the worlds of Sailor Moon and Xena: Warrior Princess, which perhaps explains all the twirling. He studied Anthropology and Neuroscience at Northeastern University before becoming a project manager specialized in digital tools. He technically lives in New York City, but has actually transcended material reality and only takes up a human shell for special occasions, like brunch, and to watch anime (which is banned on the astral plane). He is the author of Reverie and Be Dazzled. You can visit him at

MSU Extension Tollgate Farm is offering two interactive virtual series for in-person, hybrid, and homeschooling students. MSU Tollgate’s virtual STEAM series include hands-on activities, interaction with MSU Tollgate staff, and virtual visits to our arboretum, barns, orchards, forest, and more. Series include interactive zoom sessions, videos recorded from the farm, follow-along journal pages, a blog with background and extension activities, and a simple but meaningful place-based action project. Our virtual series are designed to get kids outside to interact with nature.
For students in grades K-2 this fall, we'll explore The Secret Life of Trees as we investigate big ideas - how trees have amazing features that help them survive and grow. Do trees compete or cooperate as they use resources in their environment to survive? Which trees grow at Tollgate Farm and why, and how are they alike and different from the trees in the students’ yard, park, or schoolyard? Participants will act out the life cycle of a tree, collect and organize leaves, create bar graphs, explore why leaves change colors, play games about tree needs, create a model of a tree, and much more!

Both series are also being offered for teachers and their students whether in-person, hybrid, or virtual. Start dates and times can be tailored to meet class schedules. Teachers, register here:


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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.