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The Library is open again!

We Cannot Wait to See You!

Over the past two weeks the library has undergone a series of changes. When you come in you might notice that things have been rearranged and the bright new color. So come in and explore today! 

Come in and Check out our new:

  • Paint
  • Carpeting
  • Furniture 
  • Design
  • Lighting

Halloween Party

Wednesday October 23rd, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Join us Wednesday October 23rd for the library's annual halloween party. Ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to attend and participate in games and activities and collect some candy along the way. 

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



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.


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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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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