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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?

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

Library Calendar of Events

Please note, the Cheboygan Area Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed on Thursday, November 24 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

Upcoming Programs!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Eric & Shelly Cornish

November 10 @ 6pm

Ready to hike the trails of Appalachia? Eric and Shelly will share the real-life realities of completing a thru-hike, from camping along the trail to meeting other hikers along the way. Their program is free to attend and open to the public. If you have ever thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail, this is a great opportunity to start your research and meet some fellow hikers that are willing to share their insight and experiences. And if you have no interest in physically hiking the Trail, this is still an interesting travel adventure that you can enjoy through the experiences of others.

Upcoming Classes!

Adult Drawing Class

with Art Instructor

Kimberly Liedel-Ross

Dates: Mondays Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Includes 4 days of lessons & supplies.

Open to ages 9 to adult.

$20/student, registration required.

Youth Programs

Story Time with Ms. Nancy

Enjoy an interactive and always fun story time with Ms. Nancy!

Great for kiddos 0-4!

Polar Express Pajama Party

December 16 @ 6pm

Youth Programs

A Night of Christmas Magic

Reindeer & Gift of Reading Event

December 4 @ 2-4pm

Gift of Reading

Donations Welcome!

The Friends of the Library have supported the Gift of Reading project for many years with funds they raise through their book sales in their Book Nook bookstore located on the lower level of the Library, as well as other fundraisers.

The Friends of the Library could always use your support with children’s book donations. There is a donation box in the main Library near the circulation desk if anyone would like to donate new or like-new books to give at Gift of Reading events. There will also be a donation jar if you would like to financially support the purchase of books through the Friends for this project. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!     

Adult Programs Coming Soon!

Climate Change as of 2022:

Simple, Serious, Solvable

with Chris Edwards

December 5 @ 6pm via zoom

Viewable from home or at the Library!

Register for this program HERE!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Chris Edwards is a TV broadcast and digital meteorologist and climate change specialist for the city of Detroit, Michigan. 

The Fun We've Had

Ghosts & Goblins & Halloween Stories October 26

The Fun We've Had

Downtown Trick-or-Treat with the Friends of the Library's Gift of Reading October 31

Thank You! 

Tim Tarjeft donated a State of Michigan Flag

to the Library and Community

Thank You! 

The Cheboygan Brewing Company held a Pints for a Purpose Fundraiser and raised $429 for the Library!

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, 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.



But let’s first talk about LearningExpress Library from the MeL E-Library! This resource is a collection of teaching modules for school, work, and life skills. To get to the LearningExpress Library, there is a link in the “Browse All eResources” box or you can search the letter L in the “Go to eResources by Letter” section.

Congrats, you have arrived at the LearningExpress Library’s options for, you guessed it, LEARNING! On this page, there are several more options to choose from to narrow down your search to what information you really want.

The main headings include CAREER PREPARATION (make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field), JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR (powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals), HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CENTER (guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential), COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST PREPARATION (prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more), GRADE 4-8 EDUCATOR RESOURCES (skill-building lessons and practice for guiding young learners), HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (skill-building resources for classroom and homework success), COLLEGE STUDENTS (achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success), ADULT CORE SKILLS (achieve your personal education and career goals), and COMPUTER SKILLS CENTER (video courses to learn popular software and computer basics).


From this list of main headings, if you click on one that is relevant to you, such as the “Computer Skills Center,” a list will give you options for lessons, such as Get Started with Your Computer, Get Started with the Internet, and Popular Software Tools, among others.

If you wanted to learn about Social Media, for example, then you could choose the “Get Started with the Internet” option which would show a list of lessons options including Internet Basics, Using Your Email, or Social Media Tools.

Click on Social Media Tools and a page will open with available lesson(s) and an introduction paragraph describing what you will learn. Each lesson is a video module that you can view at your own pace. There will be a “Sign In or Register” button at the bottom of the page.

For your first time using the MeL eLibrary, you will have to Register. It is only a few easy questions. First you select your institution. Then you enter your name, email, and create a password. That’s it. The next time you want to use the eLibrary, you can just sign in. After you have signed in, there will be a “Start Tutorial” button at the bottom of the page. Click this and your lesson video will open, and you can click on the play button when you are ready!

There are many, many learning opportunities available through the MeL’s LearningExpress Library, which offers something for everyone. Be sure to take some time just to click on the various links to explore the different pages and discover all the amazing features the LearningExpress Library offers! 

What Are Your Librarians Reading?

What is your favorite holiday book? 

Starry Messenger

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment―a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.

After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.

With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.

Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me

by Julia Quinn

This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry—he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams...

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself...

Remarkably Bright Creatures

by Shelby Van Pelt

After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors—until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova’s son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it’s too late. 

What does the Library Offer?

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!

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

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"

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. 

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