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Saturday: 10 am -4 pm
Sunday: Closed



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Monday, May 30, 2016
The South Haven Memorial Library will be closed on
Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.

Special Presentation

Coming Soon!
The 2016 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) will be available in May.
Free for library cardholders, you can use MAP for discounts at hundreds of attractions statewide; just print out the pass before you go.
Here is a recent Detroit Free Press article about the passes.
State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Library Funding
Thank your state senator!
March 16, 2016
Michigan Library Association commends the Michigan Senate and Senate leadership for recognizing the importance of supporting the funding structure for Michigan's libraries. Today the Senate voted 36- 2 to pass the seven-bill package allowing libraries to protect their dedicated special millages. The bills will now move to the House.
The library community appreciates the Senate's support of solutions to help keep our libraries adequately funded. Today's passage of legislation that would enable libraries to choose participation in tax captures validates the voters who go to the polls and overwhelmingly choose to support their libraries by approving a dedicated library millage. Many of these locally dedicated taxes currently are being withheld against the libraries' choice and in many cases without the voting taxpayer's knowledge or approval.
Call or email your Senator and say thanks.
Read Michigan Library Association's official News Release
Did you know that $8 million per year is diverted
from library budgets to tax capture districts?

Under current law, local taxes approved by voters for library funding are being captured against the libraries' choice, without taxpayers’ knowledge or approval. 

Local TIFs capture $36,000 from the South Haven Memorial Library's annual budget.
Imagine what SHML could do with those funds.

Thank you!
Tuesday is Storytime Day
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
For children and an accompanying adult. Join Miss Doni for stories, songs & crafts!
No Storytime in June, July, or August.

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

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.

    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.