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

Join us as we step back in time at the library and learn the history of Fort Michilimackinac. This informative presentation led by fort volunteers will touch on topics such as the formation of the fort, the occupation and purpose of the historic fort, the British Royal Artillery's presence at the fort and the role it played. Also, information regarding civilian life and colonial clothing will be discussed. This is a free presentation that will appeal to adults, young adults, teens and anyone who finds local history interesting. Registration is not required.

Join us as we welcome author Melissa F. Kaelin, Thursday October 12th at 6:00 p.m. for a book talk and discussion. Learn about weather conditions and forecasts that make viewing the Northern Lights in the Great Lakes Region a greater possibility. This is a free event, registration is not required.

Lord of the Gourd @ the Library

On Tuesday, October 24th visit the library anytime between 5:00-7:45 p.m. to witness a master carver in action. Get ideas, tips and inspiration from a master gourd carver just in time for pumpkin season. His impressive animated carved faces will surely make you grin. This is a free event, registration is not required.

Visit the Library for our family friendly Haunted House experience:

Friday, October 27th 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

Saturday, October 28th 10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Sunday, October 29th 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm.

This is a free event, registration is not required. Wear your costume if you wish We will have a photo backdrop!

Our haunted house is designed for children however, some elements could be scary to young ones. Parental discretion is advised.

On Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-2:30 pm, kids 8-18 are invited to the library studio for a Halloween 'Zine pop-up workshop! This free 90-minute workshop will have kids creating their own Halloween-themed 'zine. A 'zine is a mini-magazine which can be imaginative or informational. Participants will learn about the construction and use of 'zines while making their own 1-page version. All materials will be provided. Kids are also welcome to bring their own preferred art supplies as well. This popup workshop is entirely free!

Monday Drawing class four week session with Ms. Kimberly begins October 9th at 10:00 a.m. $20 fee includes instruction for four classes and all supplies. Ages 9 and up welcome. Sign up required please (231)627-2381.

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to experience the magic of a story, a sing-along song, a dance move or two and crafting with our children’s librarian. Preschool Story Time at the library happens on Tuesdays at 10:15 in our children’s room through October 31st. Ms. Nancy is also available for class visits, daycare visits or other groups that would like to enjoy a story and some fun. Please make arrangements with Ms. Nancy directly by calling the library at (231) 627-2381 or stopping by the library to schedule a date and time that works for everyone.

Upcoming Teen Program!

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!

Free to participate.

Receive a free book each month

Enjoy a night of free food and book discussion with friends.

Help choose the books.

Next Teen Book Club meeting

October 26, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.


Tech Help @ The Library

Fridays 11am-2pm

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!

This is a free service provided by the Cheboygan Library. 

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive will take place at the Cheboygan Public Library on Thursday, December 28, 2023

Click the link below to sign up and safe a life!

Sign up for the December 28th Blood Drive Here!

Follow Cheboygan Area Public Library on Facebook to stay up to date on programs and important updates. You may also follow cheboyganlibrary on Instagram. #what's on the cart Wednesday is just one of the fun posts you'll find on our Insta. Follow us to be in the know!

What does the Library Offer?

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Library Collection

Browse the Collection!

Find your next read here!

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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.

New Laminating Services!

Library of Things

The Library of Things collection is growing! Check out what we offer!

Card & Board Games

Cooking Tools, Instruments, Crafts, Art Supplies, Disks for Disc Golf.

Digital Resources

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

How to Access Your Digital Library

Do you have the PAC2 App?

Library patrons can now download the PAC2 app to their smartphone or tablet and have instant access to our library catalog at their fingertips. The app has all the features of our online catalog. Browse our collection, place holds and renew books online. The PAC2 app can store your library card so if you leave home without your card just open the app select your card and scan to check out. Download this free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store or stop by the library, our staff is happy to assist you!

Check it out! New Partner Libraries means more access in Libby!

Introducing hoopla! A new digital service!


Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. HOOPLA syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. And it's all FREE thanks to your public library!

Explore Hoopla Now!


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

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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