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.

The Library is OPEN!
Prefer Curbside?
We offer that too!
What's Happening at the Library?
April is National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month and this year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual celebration!

National Poetry Month was initiated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to create awareness that poets “have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters” ( The Academy of American Poets has numerous resources and ideas to help celebrate! Check them out at!
One of the great many ways to participate in the poetry fun is to enjoy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Although the official Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 29 this year, you can do these things anytime while social distancing! First, you could share a poem on social media with the hashtag #PocketPoem. You could also email a poem to your friends and family. You could record yourself reading a poem and share it on social media. You could even read a poem aloud to your neighborhood from your porch, front yard, or even out your window! 

Another way to participate in National Poetry Month is by borrowing a book of poems from, you guessed it, your library! Here are just a few contemporary poetry books that the Cheboygan Area Public Library offers: Words Like Thunder by Lois Beardslee (2021 Michigan Notable Book), The Cold and the Rust by Emily Van Kley, Scribbled in the Dark by Charles Simic, Breathe and Be by Kate Coombs, The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, and Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.
Seed Saving with Ben Cohen
April 28 @ 6pm via Zoom
Bevin (Ben) Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver, and educator. He is the owner of Small House Farm, in central Michigan.

Ben advocates for the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food.
He is the author of From Our Seeds & Their Keepers and Saving Our Seeds.

He serves on the board of the International Herb Association and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network.
Cheboygan Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Seed Saving with Ben Cohen
Time: Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Personality Basics
May 17 @ 6pm via Zoom
People have diverse personalities and everyone is a blend of many traits. This is the Personality Puzzle and understanding it is key to success in today's world.

This presentation will introduce the DISC model and show individuals how to leverage their unique traits to strengthen their team and improve every aspect of their lives.
Cheboygan Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Personality Basics
Time: May 17, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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A great feature of Kanopy is that it can be used with most devices! Use your Roku or Apple TV, your computer, or your hand-held devices including your mobile phone or tablet!

Here is how to get started!

1) Visit and click on the "Looking For" dropdown menu, select "Your Digital Library", select Kanopy. (Kanopy is also available as a channel or app on most devices!)

2) Click on the "Add Library Card" button.

3) Enter your library card number, and if required, your library card password/PIN and click Continue. If you don't know your four-digit pin, call the library for assistance.

4) Complete the signup process by creating your Kanopy account. Your account can be created using your Google or Facebook or a new login you create using your email address and a password. Your password will need to be at least 6 characters.

5) After creating your account, you will receive a verification email in your inbox. Click on the link in this email to verify your email address.

6) You're ready to start watching! Click on Watch Now on the welcome screen to start browsing.
New Digital Resource!
Cheboygan Area Public Library now offers this video streaming service in addition to its other digital resources! Kanopy offers thousands of movie titles free when patrons sign in with their library card!

Browse categories like popular movies, documentaries, world cinema, notable figures in women’s history, new & noteworthy, from book to screen, short films, animation, discover PBS, classic Hollywood cinema, and so many more!

There is also a category called Great Courses, which offers educational opportunities such as learning how to speak a new language, how to draw, how to train your dog, how to cook, how to play piano, and so on! There are also courses in history, art, global studies, and science.
Kanopy Kids is also available! Kanopy Kids is a collection of movies and tv shows for kids, accessible through Kanopy, with unlimited viewing! Tales from history, animals, learning languages, story time, classic tales, stories from around the world, explore science and math, adventure, funny stuff, and tv series are some of the movie categories kiddos will be able to browse through to find something entertaining and educational to watch! 

Four Play Credits are allotted to each account every month! Play Credits are used to play the videos in Kanopy. Each video will use one play credit. Once you press play on a video and a play credit has been used, the movie will be available for unlimited viewing for three days. Play credits will reset back to four on the first of every month! Kanopy Kids is a little different. Videos on Kanopy Kids are available for unlimited viewing so Play Credits are not required. Also, four additional credits are available each month for viewing any of the Great Courses. 
Check out our updated Website!
Same website address but with a new look!
Main Page has great info: contact details, policies, ways to get involved, shout outs, plus library news!
Easy navigation: check out the menu at the top of the page to find what you need!
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.
Library Services
Online Resource for Newspapers and News Outlets

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

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.

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!
Friends & 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.

Please note that due to Covid-19 safety precautions, the Book Nook is closed at this time but there is a cart and spinner rack on the main level of the Library with books for sale and all funds support the Friends of the 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.
Current Hours
Mon-Wed 10am-6pm
Thurs 10am-6pm
Fri 10am-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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