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Native Plant Presentation & Plant Sale

Wednesday, May 29th

1:00 to 3:00 PM (presentation) and 3:00 to 5:30 PM (plant sale)

Learn about native plant characteristics during a presentation by Vern Stephens, Native Plant Expert from Designs by Nature Nursery and sponsored by the Berrien Conservation District. The plant sale and order pickup will take place immediately following the presentation.

Teen Story 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
Left to right - Sophia Fenech, Kylie Ott, Angel Santiago

Spring Recital

Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Please come and listen to some wonderful music played by adult students from our area. Spring is truly in the air, come and hear it!

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Teen Advisory Board 

2019 TAB Meeting schedule

May 11th from 2:30 to 3:00 PM

Open to anyone in grades 5-12!


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 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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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. 


  • Michigan eLibrary

    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

Junior Minecraft Competition

Wednesday, May 8th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Can you meet our build challenges? You must already have a device with Minecraft on it in order to participate. Grades 2 - 5. Register at the library today! Limit 16 participants.



Bowtruckles & Beanbags

Saturday, May 11th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Wander into the Wizarding World! Make your own bowtruckle creature. Play Wizard-themed beanbag toss. Stay on for the TAB Meeting at 2:30 PM. Teens.

Michigan Forest Pests/Invasive Species

Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

John Bock will be here to educate us on some of the invasive species we may come across in our yards or out and about this spring and summer. John will share what these pests look like, their history, and the symptoms they create on host trees, plus the risks and problems they present to individual homeowners and communities.


New Dates for Community-Wide Garage Sale

Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th


Intro to Spanish Conversations

Monday, April 1st through May 20th, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Retired school teacher Ginny Burd will guide interested adults in a rudimentary Spanish language class. This free, 8 week class will cover basic, conversational Spanish. Register by phone or at the front desk. 


Wild Lake Michigan

Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Take a journey in your mind with Stacy LaRocco, Janet Schrader and Pat Fisher of Harbor Country Hikers.

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.