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April 1st - July 1st

The Library Network shared system libraries, including the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, are upgrading to a new shared online catalog and checkout system (CARL) in May.

In preparation for the switch to the new system, MelCat services will be suspended on April 1, 2018 with a tentative resume date of July 1, 2018.

MelCat requests will not be allowed during this period, but any previously checked out MelCat items can still be returned. Thank you for your cooperation as we get ready for our new system.

Food for Fines

A soup can with the Southgate Library logo, and the following text: Food for Fines. Help feed the hungry while paying your fines! Southgate Veterans Memorial Library 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195. 734-258-3002.

From Monday, April 2nd to Saturday, April 28th patrons will receive $1 off their fines for any non-perishable good donated. This applies only to Southgate residents and fines on Southgate items, and cannot be used for lost item replacement fines.

Donated food items must be non-perishable, such as dry grains or canned food. The following is a list of examples.

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna and Salmon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly (no glass)
  • Canned or Dry Soups
  • Canned Stews and Chili
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Vegatables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Pasta (Spaghetti ā€œOā€™sā€)
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Rice
  • Cake Mixes
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Powdered Milk
  • Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Canned Juices
  • Canned Beans
  • Spam
  • Canned Gravy
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baby Food & Cereal (glass jars accepted)
  • Baby Formula (Enfamil/Similac)
  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal Bars

Featured Events

Craft Stick Catapaults

A catapault made from craft sticks, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon.

Saturday, May 19th, 2:30-3:30PM in the craft room

Kids ages 5 and up, and their families, are invited to construct working catapaults made out of craft sticks, plastic spoons, and rubber bands. We will experiment with different projectiles (none too hard or heavy) and other factors to see how it changes the trajectory. Come prepared for fun!

Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195

Hours - Mon-Thurs: 10am-9PM - Sat: 10am-5pm