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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What's Happening at the Library?

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

Library Calendar of Events

Upcoming Programs!

Shipwrecked with Bernie Hellstrom

January 19 @ 6pm

Found in 2019 using a custom-made drop camera system, the St. Andrew and Peshtigo shipwrecks were identified as being the two Civil War era tall ships that Bernie and his divers viewed in Lake Michigan.

Bernie will share photographs, video, as well as original sonar and graph images, which reveal that the shipwrecks he discovered in Lake Michigan were the St. Andrews and Peshtigo ships which collided on June 25, 1878, according to historical accounts. 

This program is free to attend and open to the public. 

Future Blood Drives @ the Library!

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

Tech Help

Tech Help has returned to the Cheboygan Area Public Library! 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!

Tech Help will be available on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged but drop-ins are welcome as well, with priority given to appointments.

This is a free service provided by the Library. 

Upcoming Classes!

Adult Drawing Class

with Art Instructor Kimberly Liedel-Ross

Dates: Mondays January 2, 9, 23, 30

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Includes 4 days of lessons & supplies.

Open to ages 9 to adult.

$20/student, registration required.

Sign Language Class

with Instructor Judy Ryan

Dates: Tuesdays,

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


Beginner Class @5:30pm - 6:30pm

Intermediate Class @ 6:30-7:30pm

Open to ages 9 to adult.

Free, registration required.

Call/stop by the Library to register.


January 23 @ 1pm OR

January 30 @ 6pm

Ready to learn how to utilize the amazing Libby E-Books resource that the Cheboygan Area Public Library offers for free to all patrons?!

There will be two class options, an afternoon class will take place on January 23 at 1 p.m. and an evening class will be held on January 30 at 6 p.m. Both classes will cover the same material.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own e-book devices such as their phones, tablets, or e-readers.      

Free, registration required.

Call/stop by the Library to register.

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!

First Book:

Five Total Strangers

by Natalie D. Richards

First Bite:

Little Caesar's Pizza

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!

Enjoy an interactive and always fun Story Time with Ms. Nancy!

Great for kiddos 0-4!

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!

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

The Fun We've Had

Reindeer Visit and Gift of Reading with the Friends of the Library!

December 4

The Fun We've Had

Climate Change with Chris Edwards

December 5

Some Holiday Spirit at the Library!

Polar Express Pajama Party

December 16

What's Happening in the Literary World?

Available from MeL: Check out these Digital Resources from the Michigan E-Library! 

As you may know, MeL is a service provided by the Library of Michigan that helps libraries around the state share resources. MeL has two parts: there is the MeL Catalog for physical items that can be borrowed from other libraries and the E-Library for digital resources such as databases, e-journals, and other resources.

To view MeL, visit cheboyganlibrary.org, click on the "Looking For" drop-down menu, then select "Your Digital Library" and click on "Michigan E-Library Resources." This will take you to the main Michigan E-Library page.

On the MeL page, click on the “eResources” link and a new page will open with the options to view “Public Library” resources, “K-12 Schools” resources, or to “Browse All eResources.” At the bottom of the page, you can also view eResource lists by letter searches. For example, Academic Search Complete (research journals) will be under A, or Newspaper Source Plus (1300+ news sources) will be under the letter N.



Now let’s explore! On the MeL page, click on the “eResources” link and a new page will open with the options to view “Public Library” resources, “K-12 Schools” resources, or to “Browse All eResources.” Next, click on the “Public Libraries” heading.

A new page will open with Youth options and Adult options (you may need to scroll down the page to see all options). Let’s explore some topics listed under the adult options. Please note that you may start to see how these pages look similar to each other. This will help you when navigating them.

The Adult topics include General/Multidisciplinary; Arts and Humanities; Biography; Business; Career, College, Job, and Military: Test Prep; DIY (Do It Yourself); Early Literacy; Encyclopedias and Reference; Family History; Health; Legal; Professional Learning (for Librarians and Educators); Readers’ Advisory; Science and Technology; Social Sciences; and World Language Content.

For example, if you click on the “DIY (Do It Yourself)” topic. A page will open with a list of a few topic-specific databases. In this case, the list includes “Auto Repair Source,” “Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center,” “Home Improvement Reference Center,” and “Small Engine Repair Reference Center.” Each database offers a description of what the database has to offer.

Now, if we choose one of these databases, a new page will open with categories that will help narrow down the focus. If we clicked on the “Home Improvement Reference Center,” for example, we would find categories like decorating, electrical, plumbing, maintenance, outdoor, remodeling, and woodworking. Then, if we chose one of these categories based on our information need, we would find directions how to do home improvement tasks. For instance, if we clicked on “Electrical” we would find articles on the “Basics of Wiring” or on “Common Wiring Projects,” or articles about electrical needs in “Kitchens” or “Bathrooms.” Again, there are topics to choose from to narrow down to specific information but if you click on the listings that interest you, you will arrive at trustworthy articles that will assist you in your “DIY” efforts.

Another very useful Adult topic to explore is Legal. If you click on the Legal section, then on the “Legal Information Reference Center” database link, a page will open with categories that discuss Business; Family Affairs & Divorce; Money & Financial Planning; Property & Real Estate; Wills & Estate Planning; and more.

Overall, there are so many great topics that you can find information for through MeL. Feel free to click around and see where your interests take you. Any databases with “Reference Center” as part of their name are very user-friendly and easy to navigate and explore. These databases would be a great way to get started if databases are new to you. And, as always, if you need some help getting started, the staff at the Cheboygan Area Public Library are here to help!     

Meet Your Librarians!

And their favorite books they read in 2022!

(Click on titles to read more!)

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Factory Summers by Guy Delisle

This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

The Institute

by Stephen King

Cold Storage

by David Koepp

House in the Cerulean Sea 

by TJ Klune

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

by Kate Beaton

Ain't Burned All the Bright

by Jason Reynolds

illustrated by Jason Griffin

House in the Cerulean Sea 

by TJ Klune

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Breath Taking

by Michael J. Stephen, M.D.

Open Carry

by Marc Cameron

Desert Star

by Michael Connelly

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman

The Last House on Needless Street 

by Catriona Ward

Pieces of Her

by Karen Slaughter

An Anonymous Girl

by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Book Woman's Daughter

by Kim Michele Richardson

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit by Colby Smith

7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Remarkably Bright Creatures

by Shelby Van Pelt

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud

An Extravagant Death by Charles Finch

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Winners by Danielle Steel

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Whittiers by Danielle Steel

The Island by Adrian McKinty

Falling T.J. Newman

The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

The Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Falling T.J. Newman

Guest List by Lucy Foley

Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny

22 Seconds: A Women's Murder Club Novel by James Patterson

The Dock Porter by Dave McVeigh & Jim Bolone

Ocean Prey by John Sandford

The Trench by Steve Alten

The Loch by Steve Alten

Under the Whispering Door

by TJ Klune

An Impossible Imposter: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery

by Deanna Raybourn

A Taste of Gold & Iron

by Alexandra Rowland

A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

The Arbornaut: Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us by Margaret Lowman

A Bad Place to Die by Easy Jackson

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s & '90s Teen Fiction by Gabrielle Moss

Vanity Fair by WIlliam Makepeace Thackeray

The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Mathews

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Maze by Nelson DeMille

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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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.

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!

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

Digital Resources

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

How to Access Your Digital Library


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

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. 

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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