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The Library has FREE outdoor WiFi! Thanks to Project Connect, patrons can now access wifi outside the library building 24/7. The network name is Homework Hub and there is no password. You should be able to access it from the parking lot, as well as the grassy areas around the south side of the Library.

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The PatronsFirst™ mobile library. Digital collections of books, audio, video, and more from around the world. Curated by subject.

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Michigan Legal Help is for people who are
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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. 

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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!

OverDrive - Big Library Read
From August 3 - 17, 2020
South Haven Memorial Library and Libraries Worldwide Investigate Conspiracies in Largest Digital Book Club.

South Haven Memorial Library Patrons: Ebook and audiobook readers...Join the Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club, for a historical fiction thriller ebook and audiobook, rousing page-turner "The Darwin Affair" now available for reading and discussion with a global audience.

South Haven Memorial Library patrons can join millions of others around the globe in reading this thriller ebook. From August 3 -17, 2020, readers can borrow and read Tim Mason's "intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting" The Darwin Affair from the public library. South Haven Memorial Library readers can solve the mystery from home - with a valid library card and no waiting - by visiting OverDrive or downloading the Libby app.  Readers can then discuss online at

Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries around the world, including more than 90% of public libraries in North America, which has resulted in extensive online conversations during past programs. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Historical fiction novel The Darwin Affair takes place in London during June 1860. When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later, Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As he edges closer to the Chorister, Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. The Darwin Affair is the 22nd selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at This free program runs for three weeks and only requires a South Haven Memorial Library card to get started. 

The Darwin Affair was published by Algonquin Books and can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit

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South Haven, MI 49090

About OverDrive 
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We strive to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. Our popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017.

South Haven Memorial Library
Phone: 269-637-2403

The bids for contractors went out July 15, 2020. Sealed bids are due August 18, and will be opened September 15. Tentative date for commencement of construction will be October 2.

Things are moving!

MeL News

MeL is set to resume on August 10th! For those of you who have been wanting to get items in from other Libraries, the day is approaching! Not all Libraries will be back to lending through MeL on that date, but many will.

Summer Reading 2020 is HERE !
While we will not be having a summer reading program in person at the Library this year, we are going to try an online program for the first time. It will be very basic, and we may change things as we go along, but if you bear with us, maybe we can have some fun! 

Starting July 13 through August 28, 2020

Follow the links below
to sign up:

Pre-K program (for infants through age 4) -

Children's program (for ages 5 through 12) -

Teen program (for ages 13 through 18) -

New Books Update
Check out our new book selection. On our home page, just click on "New Books this Week" for adult Fiction and NonFiction books, for the Teen Zone and Kid's Corner just click on each tab and new books will be on the main page.  If we don't have a particular new book you are looking for, feel free to email us at or give us a call at 269-637-2403. We are now ordering new books. Remember we are currently doing curbside service. One of our staff members will give you a call to schedule a day and time for pickup. Please be patient as we work on our current situation. We will update everyone as things change.

Stay Safe!     
Happy READING!! 

NOT Accepting Book Donations
NOT Accepting Electronics



The Library is NOT accepting any book donations at this time nor any electronics.

PLEASE, PLEASE do not leave any book donations in our drop box or on the benches. They will be tossed away. Same for the electronics. We have no way of recycling electronics at this time.

Thank you!

Biblioboard - Check it out!

Have you checked out Biblioboard through the Library's website? It contains ebooks of works in the public domain, as well as by Michigan independent authors!

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