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Despite the caution tape across the front steps, the library IS open for regular operating hours each day .
We really don't want to make it difficult for you all to visit, but unfortunately the winter took it's toll on our front steps and they began crumbling away earlier this week... so the steps are cordoned off for your safety. The engineers have been out to assess the project and repairs will begin soon. Until then, please use the ramp near Lake Boulevard (to the right of the front steps as you face our front entrance) to access the front doors. Thank you!

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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale!

April 15th - April 18th

April 15 -- Wednesday: 5:30-7:30
(preview sale - $5 admission)

April 16 -- Thursday: 12-7:30

April 17 -- Friday: 10:30-5:30

April 18 -- Saturday: 10:30-2
(or until most of the books are gone... whichever is sooner!)

Come browse through gently used donated books and help support the library!



April 10th, 7:00pm


April 17th, 7:00pm


The library will be CLOSED
Friday, April 3rd

Buy a Square of Carpet!
$5.00 a Square

You can help our carpet fundraiser. Simply buy a square (or more!) of carpet -- Just $5.00 each!
We need 17,000 squares in all. So far, we have about 1,300 squares. Want to know more? Check out our Floor Plan diagram.

Help us reach our goal! To make things even easier for you, you can now donate electronically via Paypal.
Just click the donate button below:

Please note: Paypal will deduct a small processing fee from your donation. This account cannot be used for paying library fines and fees.


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, March 25th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, April 8th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: The Science of Good Cooking By Cooks Illustrated. Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, April 13th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at LakeHouse to discuss:
America (The Book): a citizen's guide to democracy inaction by John Stewart and the Writers of the Daily Show
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, April 8th---- 6:30 pm
The Good Warby Studs Terkel
Learn more here

Check out what is happening
in the Children's Department:


Story Time

Story time is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am and features Pete the Cat. Story time runs from February 3rd - April 22nd, with a break for our book sale April 14th and 15th.

K-6th grade:

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CONTACT US: Address: 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI 49385 Phone: (269) 983-7167 Fax: (269) 983-5804 Email:

HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 10-8, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Closed on Sunday


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