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Curbside Service Now Available

Thank you, Bridgman Public Library community, for your patience and support during these pandemic times. We very much look forward to seeing you...even if from a distance!

BPL is offering Curbside Service. Our weekly Curbside Service hours are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-3pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 2-7pm
  • Satuday 10am-2pm

For more details, click HERE

Don't forget that our wifi is always available 24/7.   We love seeing people in our parking lot!

...we are renewing your library cards and materials. Just let us know if you need help getting updated or getting a library card!

...check out our online storytimes on the Library's YouTube channel

...you now have double the monthly checkouts in Hoopla

For up-to-date information from the Governor's Office and to see its recomendations, please click here.

We at BPL want to help during the closing and Stay Sheltered order

For up-to-date local to internationa information about COVID-19, see these links:

While we realize this is a hardship, we value, above all else, the health and well-being of our community. All of our decisions center on those values, and we look forward to serving you as fully and responsibly as we can. Since we will not be answering our phones...Please contact us via email, our Facebook page, or through our Instagram page. We want to hear from you!

Sincerely,

The Bridgman Public Library Staff and Board of Trustees


Online Story Time

Join Ms. Amy as she reads one of her favorite books to us, Llama Llama Mad at Mama! Follow our social media, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more of our online story times! Happy Reading and stay safe!


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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 getlocalhop.com.   You can also download the LocalHop app at your favorite app store. 
 

Google

  • Michigan eLibrary

    MeL Databases, MeLCat (Interlibrary 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.

    Check for changed or limited opening hours before you go.


  • Join us for Yoga with Cheryl via Zoom!

    Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

    Led by certified yoga instructor Cheryl Meadors, this class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students. 

    Zoom link:

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74109574338?pwd=TlYwRWFxNWpIZ0VxQ3RzZ1V3WWhkdz09

    Google meet link: http://meet.google.com/xkb-chim-bji


Can't come to the library for fun programs and activities?
We have great ideas for things to do from home!

Access BPL's digital resources

Overdrive: download and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks click here to get the app. You may prefer the NEW Overdrive app called Libby. Click here to download it!

Hoopla: download and read e-books and graphic novels, listen to e-audiobooks, and watch TV episodes and movies. Click here to get the app. NOTICE: Now check out up to 8 items every month in Hoopla!  Read more, watch more, play more!


Harding's Community Rewards

Sign up for Harding's Community Rewards program today and earn money for Bridgman Public Library while you shop! The program offers Harding's customers a better shopping experience while still making contributions to the organization of their choice.

 


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.