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Midsummer Minecraft for Teens

Tuesday, June 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Pixilate popular summer icons in our latest build challenges. Registration required. Grades 6 through 12 or age 12-18.


Eating in Zero Gravity:  The Tricks Behind Space Food

Thursday, June 27 at  11 a.m.

All-ages program of music, magic and more!

Learn how astronauts enjoy healthy food so they can do important work in space.

ISS037-E-005745 (2 Oct. 2013) -- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, prepares to eat a snack in the Unity node of the International Space Station.

Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Team up with at least one pal and explore Bridgman in ways you never thought possible! Meet at the library for instructions. Celebrate afterwards with an ice cream bar. You may want to bring your bikes to get around faster. Teens, grades 6 through 12. Click here to register.


Under the Big Top with Curious Kids Museum

Thursday, July 11th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Join the Curious Kids Museum downtown under the big top Celebrate Bridgman tent. Paint your face, blow bubbles, play mini golf, and more! 

Employment Opportunity - Library Director

Accepting applications

The Bridgman Public Library (BPL) is searching for its next Library Director. BPL serves a population of 6296 people in Lake Charter Township, Chikaming Township and the City of Bridgman, Michigan.  It has an annual budget of approximately $430,000.

The Library Director reports to a nine-member board and is responsible for the overall management of the library and leading its dedicated eleven-member staff in service of the Library's mission: high-quality resources, innovative programs and excellent customer service.  Review the complete posting and job description.

Application  Procedure

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to Sue Janoskey, by July 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m.


Public Notice - Board of Trustees Meeting


Friday, June 21th at 9:00 AM

The Library's front door is open 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Meeting is open to the public.

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 1952 and 1988, and 2013.

Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM

July 1st                    Mary Poppins Returns PG, 2 hrs 10 mins.

July 8th                    Planet 51 PG, 1 hr 31 mins.

July 15th                  The Nutcracker & the Four Realms PG, 1 hr 39 mins.

July 22nd                 Ralph Breaks the Internet PG, 1 hr 51 mins.

July 29th                  Space Jam PG, 1 hr 28 mins.

August 5th                Lego Movie 2 PG, 1 hr 47 mins.

August 12th              Fantastic Beasts 2 PG-13, 2 hrs 14 mins.

August 19th              Kiki's Delivery Service G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August  26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope PG, 2 hrs 1 min.


Teen Writing Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Teen Story Contest. Click here to listen to their interview with WSJM.
1st Place - A Fight for Love by Kylie Ott
2nd Place - Some Bunny Loves You by Sophia Fenech
3rd Place - My Moment/We Will Never Be The Same by Angel Santiago
Left to Right - Sophia Fenech, Kylie Ott, Angel Santiago

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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!

Community Calendar Powered by LocalHop
Check out the Community Calendar for local events by clicking the Community Calendar tab at the top of this page or search "Bridgman" on the LocalHop website   You can also download the LocalHop app at your favorite app store. 


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    MeL Databases, MeLCat (Inter-Library Loan), MeL Michigana, MeL Gateways

  • Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

    Print out your Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) and receive offers for enhanced access to parks, arts and cultural organizations in Michigan

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New Dates for Community-Wide Garage Sale

Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th


Teen Volunteer Corps

Summer 2019

Can you spare a couple hours to help at the library? Opportunities include helping with Summer Reading registration (10 to 15 two-hour shifts from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM), the check-in table (Reading Log check-ins Mondays 12:30 to 1:15 PM and Thursdays 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM) and at various children's events (Thursday, July 11th at Under the Big Top with Curious Kids Museum, Thursday, July 25th at the Binder Park Zoo programs, and Thursday, August 22nd at the Make a Planetarium class). To volunteer, complete the volunteer application form found on the library website and turn it in at the Front Desk.

Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM.

July 1st                  Mary Poppins Returns 

                             PG, 2 hrs 10 mins.

July 8th                  Planet 51 

                             PG, 1 hr 31 mins.

July 15th                The Nutcracker & the Four Realms 

                             PG, 1 hr 39 mins.

July 22nd                Ralph Breaks the Internet 

                             PG, 1 hr 51 mins.

July 29th                 Space Jam 

                              PG, 1 hr 28 mins.

August 5th               Lego Movie 2 

                              PG, 1 hr 47 mins.

August 12th             Fantastic Beasts 2 

                              PG-13, 2 hrs 14 mins.

August 19th             Kiki's Delivery Service 

                              G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August 26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 

                              PG, 2 hrs 1 min.

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