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 Services

Curbside services are available to anyone interested.

1. Park in one of the designated parking spots to the left of the main entrance.

2. Call the number on the sign (or ring the doorbell if you don't have a phone with you).

3. Wait in your car. A staff member will bring you your items!
What's Happening at the Library?
A Night of Christmas Magic!
The Christmas Season is kicking off early at the Cheboygan Area Public Library!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Cheboygan Library on Wednesday, December 1 at 5 p.m. for the annual reading of “The Night Before Christmas”!

Also, as a traditional part of this event, the Friends of the Cheboygan Library will be holding the Gift of Reading book give-away.

The Gift of Reading is an initiative that shares the love of books and reading with the kiddos in our community.

Each child that attends the event will have the pleasure of picking out a free book to take home.

There are books for all ages- baby to teen, both fiction and non-fiction, so each child will find something they want to read!
Infrastructure work
A library isn't just about the books - the buildings and grounds are also part of it.

Thankfully, our sidewalk work is done! New exit/entry points have been added with truncated domes in a couple different areas. Broken sidewalk areas were removed and new concrete was poured. Also, a section of the side parking lot was fixed.

Thank you for your patience with the work!
The Fun We've Had!
Magician Gordon Russ
Trunk-or-Treat Event
Halloween 2021
Library Blood Drive with Versiti
The Library would like to send out a great THANK YOU! to all who donated blood during our first blood drive! It was a huge success with 29 units of blood collected! And THANK YOU to our amazing team from Versiti Blood Centers of Michigan!

Our next drive is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
01:00 pm - 06:45 pm

Sign up with this link or call Emily at the Library:
Library Services
Consumer Reports Online
Consumer Reports Online is the latest service the Cheboygan Area Public Library is proud to offer patrons! Beginning October 1, Consumer Reports Online became available for free to Cheboygan Library patrons. Currently it is only available while in the Library, but it will soon be available free outside the Library as well. Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile, while you are visiting the library (using the Library’s free Wi-Fi), go to and click on the “Looking For” dropdown menu. Next, select “Your Digital Library” and then “Consumer Reports Online.” When the new page opens, just click the link for Consumer 
Check out the digital resources the Library offers!
A Library of "Things"

Have a library card? Borrow a ukulele, a board game, a fishing pole or a portable wifi hot spot!
The Cheboygan Area Public Library has more than just books!

The "Library of Things" collection includes art stamps, a bread machine, a cake pop maker, a therapy lamp, and much more!
Take & Make Kits!

All kits are free! New kits are available on Mondays but they can be picked up anytime during the week. The projects will be available on a first come first served basis. Kits are designed for around ages four to twelve and are available to anyone interested!

“Take-Home for Teens” have transitioned into "Take & Read" for Teens, a monthly book club with a DIY project. Registration is required. Contact the library to sign up or to find out more!
Movies @ the Library

The Cheboygan Area Public Library has a movie license from Swank to play movies and films in the Library!

Check out these movie options to see what films are available for a free showing (anything that does not require a single event license is covered under our license).
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!
Baby Grand Piano

Did you know that the Library has a beautiful baby grand piano?!

Did you know that you could borrow time to play this great instrument?

Want to use the piano to teach lessons? Let us know!

Want to use the piano for a program or recital? Let us know!
Copy, Scanning, Printing services available. Copies and printouts are fifteen cents each.
Need a meeting space? Check out the Library Center for Community Programs!

Daily newspapers and monthly magazines are available to peruse in the Library! Back issues of magazines can even be checked out!
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 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.

Meetings are held four times per year, usually in April, June, September, and November.
The Friends of the Library’s Book Cart has returned to the Library’s main level!

While the Book Nook, the secondhand bookshop operated by the Friends of the Library, is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Library’s Lower Level, the Book Nook’s Book Cart will be available during regular business hours in the main library.

The Book Cart will be stocked with a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles and restocked as items sell. There is a cash box on the cart for patron purchases.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Cheboygan Library, feel free to stop into the Library anytime to pick up a Friends brochure! Or email the Friends at

Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading is a program 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.
Library Support

The monies raised through the Friends of the Library’s membership, Book Nook sales, and other fundraising efforts support Library programs and services! Specifically, the Friends donate to the annual Summer Reading program, contribute to digital service subscriptions such as Overdrive and Flipster, host the Library's Christmas storytime event and have provide funding for the Library's Makerspace.
The Book Nook

The Book Nook is a second-hand bookshop located on the Library's lower level. It is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:30 am - 2 pm.
Donations of books in good, clean condition are welcome! Donations can be made during regular library hours at the front desk in the main library.
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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