Adventure Begins At Your Library summer reading kick off happens at the Cheboygan Children’s Trail on Saturday, June 8 from 12:00-3:00pm. Enjoy face painting, balloon animals, rock painting, bubbles and see live sea lamprey at the 2024 Children’s Trail Event. Get free hot dogs and chips from Kiwanis (while supplies last). Library staff will be on the trail with giveaways, details about upcoming library programs, and ready to sign you up to start your summer reading adventure! The Children’s Trail Event is brought to you by Children’s Trail volunteers and sponsored by several community organizations. While you wander the trail enjoy the featured book Down By The Creek by local author, Kristie Lee. This year’s event is in memory of Ron Crandell. Thank you sponsors and volunteers! Parking is available behind the Cheboygan Recreation Center located at 400 Cleveland Ave.

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?

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Library Calendar of Events

Dying From Fentanyl: What you need to know! Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00pm Dr. David McGreaham MD will be at the Cheboygan Library to discuss the opioid crisis. Dr. McGreaham is the medical director of the Northern Michigan Opioid Response Consortium, which covers a twenty five county area in Northern Michigan. His discussion will include information about Fentanyl deaths, counterfeit pills and teens, the science of addiction, and current treatment approaches. Issues specific to Cheboygan County will be discussed along with community innovations and what you can do to help. Please join us for this important informational presentation with an opportunity to ask questions.

Photography Show

June 3 - June 28, 2024

Stroll through our Gallery to appreciate images captured by members of the Cheboygan Photography Club. The photography exhibit will be open during regular library hours. On your way to the Photo Show take in the five new fantastic photos on the walls of our lower level lobby leading to Gallery. These images are on loan to us from photo club members. The Photography Show is free and open to the public. We encourage you to visit!

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday at the library on Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00pm. Meet Smokey and his firefighter friend to learn about campfire safety and wildfire prevention, forests and other natural resources. The Collaborative Summer Library Program has partnered with the USDA Forest Service to appoint Smokey as the 2024 Summer Reading Champion. Complete the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge and earn an extra entry for the Adventure Begins At Your Library Summer Reading drawing. Attendees at Smokey’s birthday celebration may register to win a S’mores kit!

Invite someone special to the library for an afternoon tea and book talk with writer and gardener Mary Agria. Join us Thursday, June 13th, at 2:00pm, for a book talk that will highlight the centrality of gardens in stories of creation, parables and myths over time and across the globe. Mary's lifetime as an award-winning writer has included work in journalism, nonfiction, newspaper columns, and novels. Much of her work features northern Michigan. Her credits include a gardening and spirituality column for the Petoskey News-Review as well as a history of Bay View in Petoskey. Many of Mary's novels feature the community, culture, and natural splendor of our area, such as her celebrated "Time in a Garden," about a crew of aging community gardeners. We hope you’ll join us for a pleasant afternoon with Mary, tea, treats and discussion.


Be sure to visit our Genealogy Room and browse the puzzles we have available. See one you like? Puzzles are free to take, no need to them check out. Have a puzzle at home you would like to donate? Please bring it in!

Our SEED LIBRARY is also located in the Genealogy room and is fully stocked with vegetable and flower seeds. Our featured seed from the Michigan Seed Library Network is Dill. Please help yourself! Thank you to our diligent volunteer Deb W. for gathering, sorting and stocking our seed library. Also, thank you to Harvest Thyme Farm for their generous seed donations that provide quality, quantity, and variety to our collection.

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan Blood Drive will take place at the Cheboygan Public Library on Thursday, July 25, 2024

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

Sign up for the July 25, 2024 Blood Drive Here!

Call or stop by 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 Area Public Library. 

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What does the Library Offer?

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Library Collection

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Library Services

Use a Community Room

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Host a movie night for your group!

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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, 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!


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!

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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

Mary Ellen Enos, Jeanette Mateer, Kay Forster, Nadene Delana, Bruce Gauthier, Don Gezon, Dan Welihan.

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

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or lending a hand?

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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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