Cheboygan Area Public Library

Welcome to the Cheboygan Area Public Library!

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.
We are a district library that is dedicated to serving the Aloha Township, Benton Township, Beaugrand Township, the City of Cheboygan, Grant Township, Inverness Township and portions of Hebron and Munro Townships.

We strive to making your visit a positive experience by providing the best collection of books and media that we can, as well as, offering a variety of programs, classes, and services for all our patrons and the community.

Mask Up!
Per recent recommendations from our local health department based on increasing community transmission, masks will once again be required for all patrons over the age of 2 as of August 6, 2021 regardless of vaccination status.

We will be returning to our previous policy of having the front doors locked so please ring the doorbell for entry.

We have masks in the lobby if you don't have one with you.

Curbside service is still available for anyone who needs it.
What's Happening at the Library?
"The Coastie Story"
A month-long walk-through gallery exhibit depicting the history of the U.S. Coast Guard is now open!

The exhibit will be open the entire month of August, viewable during library hours.

The exhibit is free to view and open to all ages!
Adventures with Onyx
Story Time & Book Signing
August 21, 2021 @ 11am
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Tyler Benson will be reading one of his "Adventures with Onyx" stories and signing books on Saturday, August 21 at 11 am at the Library!

This event is free to attend and open to all ages! Books will be available for purchase at the event for anyone interested.

Take & Make Kits: Kids & Teens
Do your kiddos need a project? Check out the Cheboygan Area Public Library's Take & Make Kits!

All kits are free! Kits are designed for around ages four to twelve and are available to anyone interested!

“Take-Home for Teens” kits are also available! These kits are great for any teen or tween who wants a small and fun project to do!

New kits are available on Mondays but they can be picked up anytime during the week.

These project kits are all free and we try to put all the supplies (or as much as we can) together with the project so it is ready to go!

The projects will be available on a first come first served basis.
Upcoming Programs
Don't miss out on the upcoming events and programs the Cheboygan Area Public Library is hosting!
The Fun We've Had!
Independence Day Parade
The "Tails & Tales" crew representing the Cheboygan Area Public Library and the Summer Reading Program enjoyed marching in the July 3rd Independence Day Parade through downtown!

From left to right: Calli, Abbi, Alex, Mark, Nancy, Evie, Emily, and Tristan!
Fun in Washington Park with Tails & Tales Live Animal Show!
Guest speaker John Oliver did an amazing job sharing his animals with the 150+ guests that attended the "Tails & Tales" Live Animal Show that took place in Washington Park!
Movie in the Children's Garden!
Our first outdoor movie in the Children's Garden had a great turnout!

Thank you to all who turned out for The Wizard of Oz film! And a great thank you for your patience with the weather and our quick transition to finishing the movie inside!
Children's Garden Updates!
Ready to follow the Yellow Brick Road to a land (or garden, in this case) of fun and colorful characters? Now is your chance! The Cheboygan Area Public Library’s Children’s Garden has received some updates!

Following the theme of the Wizard of Oz, you might now see a brave lion, a heartfelt tin man, a smart scarecrow, a sweet dog named Toto, a field of poppies, the Emerald City, and have a chance to decide on a good witch or bad witch! Plus, be on the look out for a flying monkey!  

More improvements are planned but the garden is open anytime! It also has great wi-fi connection! So, if you need a grassy area to spread out a blanket to read on, or a picnic table to sit down at with an afternoon snack or a warm and sunny place to surf the web, the Children’s Garden is a great place to visit! Again, the Children’s Garden is always open and the wi-fi is on 24-7!

"Tails & Tales" Summer Reading
was a Hit!
Great Job Readers!!!

CAPL’s “Tails & Tales” Summer Reading Program had 52 participants who journaled 944 hours or reading time!

Library Services
Kanopy and KanopyKids for
Digital Streaming

Kanopy is a streaming service for films and educational courses. Each library card holder receives 4 free credits a month! KanopyKids and Great Courses are unlimited!

Flipster App for
Digital Magazines

Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Online Resource for Newspapers and News Outlets

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

Libby App for E-Books
& Audiobooks

Meet Libby. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Seed Library

A Seed Library is a community-oriented project that allows participants to share seeds with one another by “checking out” seed packets of their choosing.

The Seed Library is housed in the Genealogy Room on the main level of the Library and all the directions and supplies are provided there!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Children's Program

Cheboygan Area Public Library is participating in the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program, which is geared for families with children up to five years old!

This program offers literacy building potential to local families and encourages the love of books and reading in children from birth to age five. And all you have to do is stop by the Cheboygan Area Public Library to pick up a free reading log and get reading!
A Library of "Things"

Have a library card? Borrow a ukulele or a fishing pole!
The Cheboygan Area Public Library has more than just books!

The "Library of Things" collection includes ukuleles, fishing poles and tackle, board games, art stamps, a bread machine, a cake pop maker, a therapy lamp, and more!
Library Board of Trustees
Library Board of Trustees

The Cheboygan Area Public Library's Board of Trustees are volunteers that serve the Library by creating and guiding the mission of the library, setting the policy that governs the library, and overseeing the general management of the library. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of CAPL

The Friends of the Cheboygan Area Public Library is a dedicated group of volunteers who help raise monies to support library programs and extra services for Library patrons, provide assistance during special events, and advocate in the community on behalf of the library.

The Book Nook is a used book store sponsored by the Friends of the Cheboygan Public Library.

The Gift of Reading is a program supported by the Friends of the Cheboygan Area Public Library that spreads the love of books within the community by giving away books to area youth during Santa's annual visit in December and at the Family Fun Day during the Cheboygan County Fair in August.

Meetings are held four times per year, usually in April, June, September, and November.
Friends of the Library meeting: September 14 @ 1pm
Friend of the Library & Gift of Reading at the Cheboygan County Fair!
The Friends of the Cheboygan Library gave away lots of book to all the kiddos who stopped by their booth during Family Fun Day on Monday, August 9 at the Cheboygan County Fair!

Current Hours
Mon-Wed 10am-8pm
Thurs 8am-7pm
Fri 8am-5pm
Sat 10am-3pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
Free Wi-Fi
The library offers wi-fi throughout the building as well as a dedicated 24/7 antenna in our children's garden. The outdoor signal is always on. Just look for "library" and connect!
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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