Updated: July 6, 2021

Monday  10am - 5pm
Tuesday  10am -5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday  12pm - 6pm
Friday  10am - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 2pm
Sunday  CLOSED

Phone: 269-637-2403
Email: shml@shmlibrary.org


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.)

Story Time is BACK !!

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

Attn: Michigan Parents with Teens

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).

Discover your next great read!
October issue available at the circulation desk.
Get your FREE copy today.
Ask our staff for your copy.

MeL is available !

NOT accepting book donations

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


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

We now accept credit cards for transactions over $5.00

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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.

Self-publish your own ebook at no cost!

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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
temporary location: 08947 M-140 Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090
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!

Author Gary Paulsen
(Click on flyer to view/print)

Apple Pumpkin Muffins
Cooking Tutorial
Ms. Gail is at it again in her kitchen. This time she is introducing the recipe for Apple Pumpkin Muffins.
Sounds delicious and perfect for the fall weather.
Watch the video below for the recipe.

New Library Hours
Update: September 1, 2021

Crawl your way to a good book or stay all wrapped up and sink your teeth into a great book!
Happy Halloween!
(click on flyer to view/print)

Attn: Children
(click on flyer to view/print)

Community Cares Project
Through October 31, 2021
South Haven Memorial Library along with
South Haven Center for the Arts and
We Care Community Resource Center, 
are collecting personal care items
through the end of October 2021
to help our community in need.

Please drop off any items listed on the flyer below
at the South Haven Memorial Library.

If you have any questions,
please call the library at 269-637-2403.

CDC - National Immunization Awareness Month
August 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness month. Follow the link here for more information.

Lake Michigan College
FREE ESL Classes

During the Fall 2021, Lake Michigan College offers FREE ESL Classes to Michigan Residents at the Benton Harbor and South Haven campuses. Classes start on September 20, 2021, and they meet 3 hours a week. Those interested can choose between online or face-to-face classes.
For more information, please visit: https://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/esl-ce
You can register for the class here:

Durante el semestre del Otoño 2021, Lake Michigan College va a ofrecer clases de inglés gratis en Benton Harbor y South Haven. Las clases empiezan el 20 de septiembre.
Para ver las opciones, presione aquí: https://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/esl-ce
Para registrarse, visita este enlace: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehqMW_JrHXB_DG6hlP9LfK8_JHZk8AeIQa

Si tiene preguntas, nos puede contactar por email: esl@lakemichigancollege.edu o por teléfono: 269-927-4557.

FREE HOP! Program
see details below

First Time 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 fifth 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 at the SHML at the library’s temporary location of 08947 M-140 Hwy.  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, www.swmlc.org/hop.  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

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 www.vbcassdhd.org/covid-19-vaccine.

Click on the link: COVID-19 Individual Vaccination Registry

South Haven Memorial Library
Temporary Location Map
Below is a map of our temporary location: 
(click on the map to view/print)
08947 M-140 Hwy
South Haven, MI 49090

Phone: 269-637-2403
Email: shml@shmlibrary.org

Library Renovation Updates
Click on renovation updates for more details.

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.