COVID Tests Available
In partnership with MDHHS, the South Haven Memorial Library is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to the public.  Individuals can arrange to pick up a test package containing two tests by calling the Library's main phone number or asking the staff at the circulation desk.

Monkeypox Awareness
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WiFi Hotspots

**For South Haven City & Township patrons.
See WiFi Hotspot lending policy under Library Policies or click here.

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Book Donation Guidelines

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Used Book Sale during Library Hours

Please do NOT drop off any electronics.
We do not recycle.


FREE Covid-19 Home Tests
available by ordering on-line. 
Click on the logo
below to order a FREE Covid-19
home test.


The COVID-19 pandemic has created emotional distress within Michigan's educational community. Parents, teachers, students and staff are feeling anxious, depressed and uncertain about the future. These feelings are normal and understandable-and it can help to talk to someone.  

Click on the "Teen Zone" tab then go to the "Things to Do" tab to learn more about how to register your teen for a FREE virtual support group (designed especially for 14-17 year olds).

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!

Join Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Click on "Kid's Corner" at the top left of the page for more information.


Flag Retirement Box
At the main entrance of our Library, is a flag retirement box.

An Eagle Scouts project by
Brian C.L. Thompson.

In Memory of
Master Sergeant Ernest Balasick and
Sergeant Victor Lammlin.

Monday-Thursday: 10 am -8 pm
Friday: 10 am -6 pm
Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
Sunday: Closed


Official South Haven Memorial Library

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Overdrive Audio and eBooks

New York Times Bestsellers

This Week in History

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The Library has FREE WiFi! Patrons can now access FREE wifi at the library 24/7.
The network name is SHML Guest and there is no password.

Michigan SOS

Self-Service Station Info

Michigan Secretary of State self service station is now at your South Haven Meijer.
(To find other locations click on the icon above.)

We now accept credit cards for transactions over $5.00

Get the
Libby App

Download ebooks
and audiobooks

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.

is now IAP... 

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Rocket Languages

2021 Michigan Activities Pass

Michigan Legal Help

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. 


Access Online Resources
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

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!

Story Time Schedule
Tuesdays at 11am

SHML LEGO Club Meeting

UFO's in Michigan
Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 11am

Mitten Drive 2022
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Costume Party Pictures

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Michigan Cold Case
January 19 at 6pm

Help Save a LIFE!
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

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Celebrate Families
South Haven Memorial Library along
with Bronson is celebrating families.
Pick up your book bag to learn more!


So much fun at the Bee Bots program!

Tourist Library Cards
Did you know...?
South Haven Memorial Library has tourist library cards!

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FREE HOP! Program
see details below

Hike Our Preserves Partnership Between
the South Haven Memorial Library and the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
The South Haven Memorial Library is partnering with the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy during the sixth year of the Hike Our Preserves (HOP!) program.  This program has been very successful in the past with over 650 children and adults taking the opportunity to exercise and enjoy nature in the 11 preserves that are available to explore.  Parents or guardians of children who have South Haven Memorial Library cards are able to register their children for FREE.  The library has a limited number of these free slots.  At the time of registration children will receive a free walking stick.  After hiking each HOP! preserve the children will receive a medallion.  Children who complete 10 hikes at different preserves get a free gift from Jr. Rangerland if they are among the first 50 participants to complete this goal.
More information is available about the HOP! Program at the conservancy’s website,  Please call ahead to make sure the free registrations are available.  The library’s telephone number is 269-637-2403.

Explore the trails at any 10 of these popular Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy preserves. 

Find directions, maps, and other information about each preserve by clicking on its name in the list:
1. Black River Preserve
2. Bow in the Clouds Preserve
3. Chipman Preserve
4. Hidden Marsh Sanctuary
5. Hidden Pond Preserve
6. Kesling Nature Preserve
7. Pilgrim Haven Natural Area
8. Portman Nature Preserve
9. Spirit Springs Sanctuary
10. Wau-Ke-Na, William Erby Smith Preserve
11. Wolf Tree Nature Trails
Food Explorers Book Bags

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Create & Connect - Block Display
Come to the South Haven Memorial Library and
see the Create & Connect Block Display.
It looks FANTASTIC! Such amazing talent! 


Mosquitoes and Ticks
Mosquitoes and Ticks - What you need to know.
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See press release, click below.
Vector Borne Surveillance and Prevention
in Van Buren and Cass County
Protect against ticks and mosquitoes

Free KN95 Masks
Free KN95 Masks Distributed by Van Buren/Cass District Health Department
Available at Multiple Community Locations

Lawrence, MI - Van Buren/Cass District Health Department (VBCDHD) will be distributing free KN95 masks to organizations and community members in Van Buren and Cass Counties. The following is a partial list of participating organizations that are distributing masks while supplies last;
  • Van Buren Cass District Health Department -  Lawrence & Dowagiac offices; 
  • Participating Fire Departments in Cass & Van Buren Counties; 
  • Van Buren District Libraries - all branches; 
  • Cass District Libraries - all branches; 
  • Van Buren & Cass MDHHS offices
  • Cass County Council on Aging; 
  • Area Agency on Aging; 
  • Community Action Agency; 
  • InterCare Community Health Network; 
  • Cass Family Clinic;
  • Pharmacies including Meijer, Walgreens, and Family Fair

Please call to verify availability prior to arrival. If you represent an agency willing to redistribute masks to the public, please contact the VBCDHD at (269)621-3143 ext. 1382. 
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout or sing. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people near you, or they may breathe these droplets in.
Masks are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others. Studies show that masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. You should wear a mask, even if you do not feel sick. Several studies have found that people with COVID-19 who never develop symptoms (asymptomatic) and those who are not yet showing symptoms (pre-symptomatic) can still spread the virus to other people. Wearing a mask helps protect you from droplet spread as well as those around you in case you are infected but not showing symptoms. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that wearing any kind of mask 
will offer some protection against COVID-19, but KN95 and N95 masks provide the best chance at avoiding infection. 
For instructions on how to put on a KN95 mask, please refer to the attached graphic. For more information on testing, vaccines, and COVID-19 information, please visit To learn more about the effectiveness of masks, visit

KN95 Respirator Instructions click here.


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