Getting Ready for the Big Party!

The Friends of the Petoskey Library are shown preparing items for the silent auction that was a featured highlight of the Friends’ Annual Dinner Party on October 10 at the Bay View Petoskey Country Club. The Friends put together creatively-themed book baskets for the auction.

merryandlynnetL-R:   Merry Baxter and Lynnet Johnson





joyceandmaryL-R:  Joyce Hutto-Nolan and Mary Daniels







annepegcharrandgayleL-R:   Anne Lewis, Peg Pinho, Charr Skirvin and Gayle Mroczkowski




Board of Directors

President – Mary Daniels
Vice President – Gayle Mroczkowski
Secretary – Anne Lewis
Treasurer – Joyce Hutto Nolan
Board Members:
Ann Barfknecht
Merry Baxter
Jane Damschroder
Ann Ingles
Lynnet Johnson
Suzanne LaBeau
Lauren Macintyre
Rhea Murray
Peg Pinho
Jan Smith
Carolyn Switzer
Newsletter – Lauren Macintyre



Friends of the Library Newsletter Fall 2016

Friends Book Chats

Join the Friends of the Library when they host monthly Book Chats. The public is invited to attend Book Chats once a month and share a recently read book or an old favorite. Each individual will be allowed three to 5 minutes to review their book and make comments about the author. The event is open to the public, is on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and there is no charge. There is also no sign-up, and it isn’t necessary to attend each month. For more information, contact the Library at 231-758-3121.


Phone:  231-758-3100

Friends @ the Carnegie

All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free.

Monday, January 23

wilesRick Wiles presents:
1950s Petoskey
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Local historian and former Petoskey High School history and reading instructor, Rick Wiles, will present photos and events on 1950s Petoskey.



Monday, February 27

joe-editJoe Hoffman presents:
Indian Mission Church
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Joe Hoffman and Jeff Haven will present the history and discuss the influence of Emmet County’s oldest building.




Remainder of schedule to follow.

Membership Form

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Petoskey District Library, please download the application form and return it to the library.