St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

500 Market St., St. Joseph, 49085 (directions)


The Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library  is a class IV public library located in St. Joseph, MI.  We are a City library formed by City Charter contracting with St. Joseph Charter Township to provide services for about 18,000 people.   We have reciprocal borrowing agreements with most Berrien County libraries.  We house approximately 100,000 items including fiction, non-fiction, audio-visual materials, periodicals and children's materials.   We maintain a local history room and computer labs.   We provide free, educational programming as well as meeting room space to our community.   

You can find us downtown along the lake bluff, between the Krasl Art Museum and the Boulevard Inn. 



Book Sale

Thursday 27th of April 2017 - Saturday 29th of April 2017

St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library - 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

April 27th - 29th: Annual Giant Book Sale presented by the Friends of the Library.

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Poetry Open Mic

Friday 28th of April 2017

St. Joseph, MI

Friday, April 28th: 3:30-5:30pm. Poetry Open Mic. Join the fun by reading or reciting your own work, or that of your favorite poet. Everyone is welcome!

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Business Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm