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



Official South Haven Memorial Library

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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

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

Library Closing Alert

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017,
in observance of Memorial Day.

MeL Funding SAVED through September
Advocacy Alert
Read the news at the American Library Association and send your thanks to Congress.

The Michigan Department of Education, Library of Michigan, has a line item in the state budget for the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) and for the past several years has received $1.7 million for its support. Federal funding from IMLS is about $4.3 million for a total expenditure of $6 million. Without the federal money, the Library of Michigan would have had to eliminate databases, possibly make changes to MeL or MeLCat or find additional funding to support the programs. 

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Photography Display
April 2017
White Iris Photography by Ruth E. Wolf, nature photographer, is now on display in the SHML Community Room.

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.

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.

Starting May 24
The 2017 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is back!
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.