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Public Notice 

Joint Board of Director's Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, at 9 AM

Meeting is open to the public.


Bob Seger biographer at BPL!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 6-8pm

BPL is one of numerous sites where Dr. Edward Balian will present his comprehensive authorized Bob Seger biography!  His presentation will be an entertaining summary of the book followed by an opportunity for Q & A. Signed copies of the book will also be available for purchase. Join us!


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.


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Pop-up Library @ RMS

F. C. Reed Middle School

First and third Tuesdays at lunch time

Library staff will visit F. C. Reed Middle School with a selection of materials for students to check out. Bring your library card!

 


Mobile Hotspots Are Here!

  • Mobile Hotspots can provide unlimited internet access for up to 5 devices wherever a mobile signal is available. They are also equipped with internet content filtering software.
  • They are available for check out by Bridgman, Lake Township, or Chikaming Township patrons over 18 years old who have 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 suspended and the patron may be 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 getlocalhop.com.   You can also download the LocalHop app at your favorite app store. 
 

Playaway Launchpad Tablets for Kids

  • Preloaded with high quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational.
  • Provides hours of interactive learning and play without exposure to unintended content or the need for a network connection or downloading. Launchpads are secure and do not have wi-fi access or a camera.

  • Launchpads are powered by an Android operating system and feature a 7-inch high definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack, and a protective bumper.
  • Launchpads can be checked out for 2 weeks, and must be returned at the front desk with all of their accessories. One Launchpad per family.

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


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Pawsitive reading with ZuZu

“Pawsitive Reading” is back with Zuzu the dog. Zuzu is a licensed therapy dog, and she is licensed through Therapy Dogs International.  Elementary aged children may sign up for a session to read to Zuzu, each session will be 15 min. long.

Sessions with ZuZu are the second Tuesday of every month.


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.

 


Yin Yoga with Cheryl Meadors

Every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:15 PM

Good for beginners!  Participation fee is $10.00 (cash only to instructor).  50% of the proceeds benefit the Bridgman Library.