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Our Mission

The mission of the Cheboygan Area Public Library is to provide quality materials and services which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and professional.

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Thank you community members for loaning your creative, beautiful and unique quilts to Cheboygan Library for the 2023 Quilt Show. A special thank you to our local quilting groups, Rivertown Patchworkers and the Piecemakers for all your hard work and help displaying these fabulous works of art. Over 600 people visited our Gallery to admire the quilts throughout the month of March. The feedback from visitors was very positive and complimentary. Thank you for sharing your quilts with us and for visiting our quilt show.

What's Happening at the Library?

Check out the Event Calendar to see what is happening at the Library!

Library Calendar of Events

You are cordially invited to join our friends! The Friends of the Library are a volunteer group of members that advocate for the library. The Friends meet quarterly to discuss ways to help the library by providing financial support for programming including summer reading programming. Friends also contribute to digital service subscriptions, the gift of reading and other special library projects. The Book Nook second-hand bookshop is staffed by our friends. Proceeds help support library programs and projects. Our friends welcome new members! If you are interested in volunteering to help the library continue to provide special events and programs please consider joining our Friends group of volunteers at their next meeting,

Tuesday, April 11th at 1:00 lower level of the library. Thank you!

Upcoming Programs!

Lake Monsters of the Great Lakes!

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Join Author Shetan Noir as she explores the creatures from the deep!

Earth Week Plus

April 22, 2023

10 am - 2 pm

Earth Week Plus Free Expo with mini adventures will be held at the Cheboygan Library on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00-2:00. Most activities will take place on the lower level of the library with the exception of Ms. Nancy's "Trees" story and project at 1:00 upstairs in the Children's Room.

Hands-on make and take projects such as building birds houses, mason jar bee houses, nature weaving, seed planting, a project with recycled materials and a butterfly project.

Enjoy a Magic of Recycling Show at 10:30 and 2:00.

Investigate live amphibians, turtles, lamprey, sturgeon and skulls.

Learn how to make your own compost.

Along with the Earth Day Expo there are informative adventures scheduled in the community which include a tour of the Hammond Bay Biological Station on April 15th at 10:00 am and 11:00am. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Contact Andrea Miehls


Kiss the Ground film and discussion with Greta and Brendan of Harvest Thyme Farm at the Cheboygan Opera House April 16th at 2:00 pm. See how the earth's soil can be a game changer for climate change.

Find details on Facebook at Earth Week Plus Expo Northern Michigan or visit earthweekplus.org

Upcoming Classes!

Adult Drawing Class

with Art Instructor Kimberly Liedel-Ross

Dates: Mondays April 3, 10, 17 & 24

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Includes 4 days of lessons & supplies.

Open to ages 9 to adult.

$20/student, registration required.

Tech Help @ The Library

Fridays 11am-3pm

Call or stop in to the Library to schedule a time to receive one-on-one help with your phone, tablet, laptop, e-readers, or other device!

This is a free service provided by the Cheboygan Library. 

Youth Art Show April 26th-May 3rd

The Youth Art Show will be featured in our Gallery on the lower level of the Library beginning Wednesday, April 26-May 3rd. The Youth Art reception will be held Friday, April 28th from 4-6pm and is open to the public. Stroll through our Gallery to admire the creativity of our area youth!

As part of of Earth Week Plus an E-Waste collection will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 on the west side of the former West Elementary School, now home to NEMCSA Early Head Start located at 512 Pine Street Cheboygan. Drop off your unwanted household batteries, computers, accessories, cables, small home appliances, phones, tablets, monitors, power tools almost anything with a cord FREE of charge with the exception CRT televisions which are accepted for a fee ranging from $7-$25 depending on the size of the television.

Spring clean your home or office by recycling your E-Waste at this event and help to keep toxic material out of landfills!

Learn mushroom hunting tips from a National Champion!

 Join us Wednesday, May 3rd at 6 pm

Upcoming Teen Programs!

TEEN Take & Read 2023: Books & Bites!

Calling all 8th-12th Graders! Join the Books & Bites Take & Read Book Club!

Call or stop by the Library to sign up!

Free to participate in!

Receive a free book each month!

Enjoy a night of free food and book discussion with friends!

Help choose the books!

Meetings will be held the last Thursday of the month: Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25


Upcoming Youth Programs!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Learn about it here!

Get more details and sign up by contacting the Cheboygan Area Public Library. Plus, we have reading sheets and prizes for participants!

For more information on the program, check out the website here!

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Upcoming Library Blood Drives

Sign up for the May 4th Blood Drive Here!

With the support of Versiti Blood Centers of Michigan, the Cheboygan Area Public Library will be hosting multiple blood drives throughout 2023!

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Meet Author Mary Agria

June 28 @ 6pm

New Story Time session begins Tuesday, April 4th at 10:15 am. Come to the library and listen to a good book! Story time with Ms. Nancy is always fun!

Fire Keeper's Daughter selected as

2023-2024 Great Michigan Read

2023-2024 Great Michigan Read

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel. Angeline's novel was selected at the 2023-2024 Great Michigan Read. Congratulations Angeline!

Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion around a Michigan themed book. Through partnerships with libraries, schools, book clubs, and a wide range of other non-profit organizations, the Great Michigan Read facilitates statewide reading and programs to bridge communities around a common conversation.

Book jacket copy:

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley is a story about eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine. She has never quite fit in, both her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi's hockey team.

Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.

Now, as the deceptions and depths keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a stong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go for her community, even if it tears apart the world she's ever known.

New to the Library

Keep the Library in your pocket!

Library patrons can now download the PAC2 app to their smartphone or tablet and have instant access to our library catalog at their fingertips. The app has all the features of our online catalog. Browse our collection, place holds and renew books online. The PAC2 app can store your library card so if you leave home without your card just open the app select your card and scan to check out. Download this free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store or stop by the library, our staff is happy to assist you!

Scan the QRL code below.

I grew up in Cheboygan and remember visiting the library as a child back when you handwrote the title and author information on index cards to check out a book.

So many patrons have already made me feel welcome and appreciated. I am both grateful and excited for this opportunity to work with the community. If you have meeting space needs or ideas for programming please reach out to me. Joining the professional team at the Cheboygan Public Library is really a dream come true. I look forward to collaborating to help create a positive experience for all who visit our awesome library!

-Paula Jewell, Library Program Director

What does the Library Offer?

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Library Collection

Browse the Collection!

Find your next read here!

Get a Library Card!

Read the Library Card Policy here!


Library Services

Use a Community Room

Check out the Community Room Use Options/Application!

Host a movie night for your group!

Check out the Library's Swank movie license here!

Need a Notary? The library has one!

Please call ahead to make an appointment. The service is free.

Seed Library Update!

Seed Library - The seed library is located inside the genealogy/local history room in the main library.

The Seed Library is FULL of possibility - and SEEDS, of course! Thank you to Bear Creek Organic Farm for their generous donation and THANK YOU to Deb Weisberger for being such an awesome volunteer! She has sorted, packaged, and delivered the seeds to the Library! Without her, our Seed Library would not exist.

New Laminating Services!

Library of Things

The Library of Things collection is growing! Check out what we offer!

Card & Board Games

Cooking Tools, Instruments, Crafts, Art Supplies, and More!

New to the Library of Things Collection!

The Library now has a Wii game console and several games! The Wii will be used for some in-library teen hang-out nights and the games will soon be available to check-out!

New board and stem games will be coming soon too!

Digital Resources

Check out this step-by-step guide to help you get started with the digital resources!

How to Access Your Digital Library

Check it out! New Partner Libraries means more access in Libby!

Introducing hoopla! A new digital service!


Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. HOOPLA syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. And it's all FREE thanks to your public library!

Explore Hoopla Now!


We have partnered with Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to provide free rapid test kits to our community. Stock up on kits for yourself or claim up to five per household. If you are feeling unwell or have a confirmed exposure please park in our curbside pick-up parking, call the library & someone will run some kits out to you.

Meet your Library Advocates!

Library Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a volunteer group that represents the townships and school district the Library serves.

Visit the Board of Trustees page on the Library's website here:

About the Library Board

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is an amazing group of volunteers who support the mission of the Library!

Visit the Friends page on the Library's website here:

About the Friends of the Library

Interested in learning more

or lending a hand?

Check out their brochure here!

Here is an article about the history of the Friends!

"Friends of Cheboygan Area Library continue to help Library"

The Book Nook is Open!

The Friends of the Cheboygan Area Public Library host a used book sale twice a week! Find some new-to-you books on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 2pm in the Book Nook bookstore on the Library's Lower Level. 

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