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Library will be closed Sept. 20 - Oct. 5 for renovations!

We will be getting new carpet, paint, lighting and furniture.  Because of the renovations, there will be:

  • No interlibrary loan Sept. 19-Oct. 14
  • No early literacy classes until Oct. 14
  • No VIP book club in September.
  • No Wednesday night book club in October.
  • No Yoga Sept. 19-Oct. 10

We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Visit our neighboring libraries: Lincoln Township, St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, Three Oaks, and New Buffalo, for books and services while we are closed or try the library's online services, Overdrive and Hoopla, for digital material.

You will need your full-sized library card and ID to check out materials from the other libraries.

For Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla access, your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number.


 



Welcome to Our New Director!

Bridgman Public Library welcomes Dennis Kreps as its new Director. Originally from Wabash, Indiana, Dennis has lived in Kalamazoo for fifteen years. He has worked in a number of libraries in the area, including the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the Richland Community Library, the Portage District Library, and the Kalamazoo Public Library. He enjoys swimming, cycling and playing the guitar; and he is eager to meet and collaborate with members of the community.


Public Notice

Bridgman Public Library Joint Board of Directors Board Vacancy

Bridgman Public Library has a vacancy on its board beginning December 1, 2019, for a one-year term.  The Bridgman Public Library Board is the governing and policy-making board for the library.  All positions are voluntary.  Persons interested in the position must be residents of the City of Bridgman and submit a letter of interest to:
Randy Hill, President
Bridgman Public Library Joint Board of Directors
4460 Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106
 
All Bridgman Public Library Board positions have six-year terms. This vacancy completes the final year of six-year term, followed by the opportunity to run for (re) election on in the November 5, 2020 Ballot. 

For more information about the position, please contact:
Dennis Kreps, Director
Bridgman Public Library
269-465-3663

 

 


Library of Things

The Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering a library of things. In addition to wifi hotspots and launchpads, you will now be able to check out record players, metal detectors, chromebooks, and a sewing machine from the library. Stop in and check it out today!


Bridgman High School Yearbook Collection

Did you know the library maintains an extensive collection of Bridgman High School Yearbooks? In fact, we have issues going back as far as 1926 available for easy, onsite viewing. Sadly, that collection is not quite complete. Would anyone be able to help fill in the gaps? We are missing annuals for 1988, and 2013.


Styles 4 Kidz

Saturday, September 28th,  at 10:00am

St. Joseph Public Library

Styles 4 Kidz is a free program that provides high-quality hair care education (no dye or heat) and services for African-American kids in foster care and transracial adoptive families. This program will assist to build a diverse community. These hairstyles will boost kids' self esteem and cultural pride. This program is being presented in partnership with the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Public Libraries.


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Teen Advisory Board 

Kickoff Meeting & Mac + Cheese Bar

Friday, Oct. 25 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Open to anyone in grades 6-12! 

Do you like to cook? Do you have ideas about books and activities at the Bridgman Public Library?

Come to the first TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting of the school year. We'll cook and then talk over ideas while we eat.

Click here to register.

 


Mobile Hotspots Are Here!

  • Mobile Hotspots can provide unlimited internet access for up to 5 devices anywhere a mobile signal is available, and are equipped with internet content filtering software.
  • They are available for check out by any Bridgman, Lake Township, or Chikaming Township patron over 18 years old with no overdues or unpaid fines on their account.
  • They can be checked out for 14 days, with no renewals. One Mobile Hotspot checkout per household at a time, please.
  • Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the circulation desk. DO NOT return in the dropbox. They must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment. DO NOT leave them in a car.
  • Patrons with overdue Hotspots will be fined $5.00 per day. If a Hotspot is more than 4 days overdue, service will be canceled and the patron charged for a replacement kit. The patron is responsible for costs associated with lost or damaged Hotspots and accessories.

Check out Activities/Events for our regularly scheduled programs. Knitting, Yoga, Book Club... we have something for everyone!


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