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Tuesday, December 23rd: Closing at 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 24th: Closed
Thursday, December 25th: Closed
Wednesday, December 31st: Closed
Thursday, January 1st: Closed

Donate Online!

You can now help the library by donating electronically.
Just click the donate button below:

Please note: This paypal account is for donations only. It is not for paying library fines and fees.

Ride the Magic Carpet! Vote on our potential new carpeting at the front desk. Everyone gets a free vote, but money talks! Donate cash for additional votes. We need about $85,000 to re-carpet the library. Ask a staff member for details.

Inventory Hours

Closed 10am-3pm
September 4th - December 18th

We will be closed from 10-3 on Thursdays for the completion of our inventory project. You may return your items to the drop box on the east alley and renew items on-line during this time.

To renew online, click on My Account.
To log in, use your library card number (the whole thing, no spaces) and your PIN. The default PIN is the last 4 digits of your barcode number.


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, January 28th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, January 14th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant Ed. Jenni Ferrari-Adler
AND Roadfood 2011 By Stern Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, January 12th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Silver Beach Pizza to discuss:
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, January 14th---- 6:30 pm
The Collected Storiesby John Cheever
Learn more here

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


Craft Table

Visiting the library during your winter break? We'll have a craft table set up -- all you have to bring is creativity.

Story Time

Story time will resume in February 2015 with more Pete the Cat. Check back for dates.


Marble Maze Madness:
Wednesday, December 10th, 5:00-6:30pm

Get creative with our cardboard marble run competition. Teams of 4 to 6 will compete to see who can create the wackiest run using a variety of cardboard pieces.

PLEASE RSVP: 983-7167
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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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