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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.

What's Happening at the Library?

Upcoming Programs!

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

Library Calendar of Events

Meet the Poet: Arra Lynn Ross

Thursday, August 11 @ 6 pm

On August 11 at 6 p.m., the Cheboygan Area Public Library will also be offering a “Meet the Poet” event with poet Arra Lynn Ross. You will be able to meet the poet, hear about her life and writing experiences, and enjoy a reading of her poetry.

Born on a rural commune in Minnesota, Arra Lynn attended Macalester College and earned a Ph. D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also taught creative writing at Saginaw Valley State University.

Arra Lynn has two published poetry books “Day of the Child” and “Seedlip and Sweet Apple,” both published by Milkweed Editions, plus her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including “Antioch Review,” “Birmingham Poetry Review,” “Denver Quarterly,” and many others. 

Upcoming Classes!

Adult Drawing Class

with Art Instructor

Kimberly Liedel-Ross

Dates: August 15, 22, 29, Sept 12

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Includes 4 days of lessons & supplies.

Open to ages 9 to adult.

$20/student, registration required.

Upcoming Blood Drive!

Blood Drive

Thursday, August 18 @ 1-6:30pm

Sign up to be a blood donor HERE!

"Oceans of Possibilities"

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge

Last day to turn in reading sheets: August 10

Meet a Mermaid & Summer Reading

Wrap-Up Party

Mermaid Phantom will be swimming into the Library on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m., where she (fish tail and all) will read a story and announce the Summer Reading Challenge winners as well as give away a few other goodies! 

"Oceans of Possibilities"

Summer Reading

Summer Reading-Inspired

Outdoor Movies

As part of the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme, the outdoor movie showing in the Children's Garden will be Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” (hint: the last dragon is a WATER dragon!)

The movie will start at dark, which is estimated to be around 8:30 p.m. The film runs 1 hour and 47 minutes and is rated PG.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camp chairs or blankets to sit on.

Learn about the Coast Guard here!

Help us Celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard!

There are a special group of heroes that reside in our community and we want to celebrate them! Be sure to stop by the Library to check out some books about what the Coast Guard does and why we call them all heroes.

Happy 232nd Birthday to the USCG!

Est. Aug 1790 

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on the fun! Put these in your calendar now!

All of these programs are free and open to all ages!

Youth Programs Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on the fun! Put these in your calendar now!

All of these programs are free and open to all ages!

Library of Things Collection

Be sure to check out all the great games that have been added to the Library of Things collection!


Card & Board Games

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

A Note of Thanks!

The Cheboygan Area Public Library would like to thank Kathleen Lieder and Citizens National Bank for their recent $1,000 donation to the Cheboygan Library’s Teen Take & Read program! Kathleen Lieder, a long-time patron of the Cheboygan Area Public Library, recently retired from the Board of Directors of Citizens National Bank and, on Kathleen’s behalf, Citizens National Bank made a donation to the Library’s Take & Read program. So, thank you Kathleen! Your kindness is greatly appreciated and will make a great impact on the Library’s program and on the lives of local teens! And thank you Citizens National Bank for supporting your local community!

See the Friends at the Fair!

The Friends of the Library will be giving away books to all kids who stop by their Family Fun Day booth at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, August 8. This Gift of Reading event is offered as part of the Cheboygan County Family Fun Day and Project Connect event organized by the MSU Extension office.

This event brings together many Health and Human Services organizations that offer great services to the community! Be sure to stop by and find out all the great family resources available in Cheboygan! Plus, there will be lots of hands-on fun for kids 0-12 (older siblings are welcome too!) and kids may even have the opportunity to win all-day ride bracelets! 

The Fun We've Had

Downtown Cheboygan's Independence Day Parade on July 4!

"Oceans" Outdoor Movie in the Children's Garden on July 15! (With KINGSTON popcorn, YUM!)

What Are Your Librarians Reading?

What is your favorite CLASSIC literary work?

Check out our favorite classics!

Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage is the first and most autobiographical of Maugham's novels. It is the story of Philip Carey, an orphan eager for life, love and adventure. After a few months studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris as a would-be artist, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor. And that is where he meets Mildred, the loud but irresistible waitress with whom he plunges into a formative, tortured and masochistic affair which very nearly ruins him.

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre  was initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice.

The Prince & the Pauper

by Mark Twain

Out of the theme of switched identities, Mark Twain has fashioned both a scathing attack upon social hypocrisy and injustice and an irresistible comedy imbued with the sense of high-spirited play that belongs to his most creative period.

They are the same age. They look alike. In fact, there is but one difference between them: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne of England. Just how insubstantial this difference really is becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of roles…

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

Originally published in 1864, this Jules Verne classic portrays an imaginary odyssey into a subterranean wonderland. When Axel deciphers an old parchment describing a secret passage through a volcano to the center of the earth, nothing will stop his eccentric Uncle Lidenbrock from setting out at once. With silent Hans as guide, the two men encounter natural hazards, prehistoric beasts, and other curiosities on their perilous, astonishing, terrifying trek through the underworld.

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

What Does the Library Offers?

Library Collection

Browse the Collection!

Find your next read here!

2022 Michigan Notable Books

See the list 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!

Library of Things

& Seed Library

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

Card & Board Games

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

Seed Library

Our amazing volunteer Deb has been working diligently on resupplying the seed library! So come check it out!

The seed library is still located inside the genealogy/local history room in the main library.

Digital Resources

Check out all these great digital resources the Library offers!

Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Information & Recommendations


Movies, TV shows, "Great Courses" Education


E-books, Audiobooks, Movies, Magazines

Michigan E-Library

Databases, education resources, Novelist Plus book recommendations, PebbleGo youth education, Job/Career/Test prep & More

Want some help getting to know these resources? Stop by the Library and a staff member would be happy to help you get started!

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"

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