Sign up for this research project through MSU University for teens and kids at documenting changes during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kid's sign up information video.


The 2021 Newbery and Caldecott medals go to...

Find out which books were among other honors by reading about it here.

Virtual Ag-Citing Experience videos give youth a glimpse into where our food comes from...just click on the tab at the top of the page - "Things to Do at the Library" to view the videos.

Come discover just how influential you can be in your county. The Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) is a place where you can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.
Click on the "
For Parents" tab to register.

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks on your phone, eReader, tablet or computer from our digital library. Read anytime, anywhere. Visit our Kids Reading Room! 

Stay SAFE!

Educators, some exciting news!!
Parents, teachers, librarians, educators...looking for some classroom resources simply click on the tab "For Parents" on the top of the children's main page for more information.

Van Buren County
Parents register your children

Register your child from birth to their 5th birthday and receive FREE books every month.
Children must live in Van Buren County.

Or register by mail. Simply print the pdf file, fill out and mail.


Interested in on the "Things To Do at the Library" tab at the top of the main page.


Summer Science Resources

We added some Summer Science on the "Things to Do at the Library" tab at the top of the main page.


Things to Do Tab
Want to do some cool quick and easy experiments?

Click on the tab "Things to Do at the Library" at the top of the page. 

Kids learn about COVID-19

Learn more about the virus
at comics for good



Story Time is BACK!!

Story time is BACK!!

Miss Doni is so excited!

Story Time will be held on
Tuesdays at 11am at the
First Congregational Church,
651 Phoenix Street, South Haven.

There is limited space so please
register on-line using the link below.

How to Sew a 1-Hour Library Tote

Want to learn how to sew your very own library tote? 

Go to the tab "Things to do at the Library" and follow the instructions on how to make your library tote for all your books.

New Books - September 2021
Join our staff at South Haven Memorial Library with cooking tutorials.

Today's featured recipe is lemony white bean dip. 

Look for this recipe by going on to the Things to Do at the Library. 
(click on the image below to take you to the page)

New Books - August 2021
New Books - July 2021
(Click on book image for a title peek)

Food Explorers Book Bags
(click below to view video)

(click on flyer to view/print)

These kids are excited for the Food Explorers Book Bags!

(From left to right: Mila, Lila, Amelia & Lyna)

There are 3 ways to get your book bag:
1. Visit us at 08947 M-140 Hwy or
2. Give us a call at 269-637-2403 or
3. Email us at


South Haven Memorial Library is happy to introduce children's book author and illustrator Christine Banks with her new book,
Adventures of Beanie the Spider.

Christine is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the National Art Education Association. She is an award winning American artist with a background in graphic design. Her inspiration for Beanie the Spider came when she noticed a real spider living on one of her paintings. Follow Beanie the Spider and her adventures on her website at

South Haven Memorial Library is proud to have Christine Banks' book Adventures of Beanie the Spider in our collection. Plus Christine will read her new book and our own Youth Librarian, Gail Patterson-Gladney, will have a short interview with her at the end of the video.

Watch the YouTube video about the Adventures of Beanie the Spider by Christine Banks.


South Haven Memorial Library carries other spider books in our children's collection. Here are some examples of the books you can check out with your library card. If you have any questions give us a call at 269-637-2403 or email us at
(Click on the the book title for a title peek)