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



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

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The South Haven Memorial Library will undergo a full renovation starting in Fall 2017.
Library Director Jim France and Abonmarche professional services consultants will lead the community input session. This is your chance to tell us what you want to see in your remodeled library!

Over the years, the role of the South Haven Memorial Library has changed, becoming not just a place to discover new books, but also a place to gather as a community. While the role of the library has changed, the building itself hasn’t caught up. The aging structure is in need of facility improvements and expansions to allow for new uses. The renovation will improve, among other things:
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Access to technology
  • Community meeting space  
Interior layout proposal
Background information that originally appeared in the City of South Haven 1-16-17 meeting packet.
Direct all questions to Library Director Jim France.
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.

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Coming soon for Kindle, too.
Seed Harvest Workshops Announced

Learn to harvest your seeds at one of two workshops
(same program both dates).
Thursday, August 17 OR Thursday, September 21
6 p.m. in the SHML Community Room

Click here for our seed library brochure
Available today!
For anyone with a Michigan library card!
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.