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Welcome!

We would love to invite you to come in and visit our newly renovated library. Come in and see all of the changes we have made over the last several months. We think you will like it!


Ugly Sweater Day!

December 23rd, 2019

Join us at the library on December 23rd as we count down to the holidays. Wear your best ugly sweater and join us for some holiday cheer. There will be music, and fun around the fire place as well. We look forward to seeing you!

 


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
269-465-3663

 

 


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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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. 
 

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Food For Fines

November 25-January 4

Bring in your canned goods and pantry items to pay off your overdue fines at the library. Please note that we do not accept food for lost and damaged items.



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.


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