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January–December 2014

  • January 6, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • January 9, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJanuary's Family Fun Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, Janaury 23rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs in the Carnegie Building.  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • January 13, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 15, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 16, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • January 17, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • January 18, 2014

    Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

    d&dbannerUpper elementary kids through teenagers who are interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons may learn the ropes by observing/joining the current group and/or establish their own group to play the game.  The library has updated its D & D materials and has 2 starter sets as well as a board game.  The current group meets from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Program Room on the following Saturdays:  January 18, February 1 & 22, March 15 & 29, April 12 & 26 and May 10 & 24.  This activity is free and no sign-up is required.

  • January 20, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 22, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 23, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • January 24, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • January 27, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 29, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • January 30, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • January 31, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • February 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 5, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 6, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • February 7, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • February 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 12, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 13, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • February 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • February 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 19, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 20, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

    1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

    Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they earn a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • February 21, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • February 24, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 26, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • February 27, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • February 28, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • March 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 5, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 6, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • March 7, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • March 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang-Cancelled today

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12Cancelled today, Monday, March 10 due to illness!  See you next week.  The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 12, 2014

    Category: EventsMOVIE WORKSHOP

    TTW14_FBOn Wednesday, March 12th, local teen movie maker, Emilie Helmbold will lead an after school workshop for students ages 13-18. The workshop, “Intro to Film: iMovie Production and Editing”, includes creating a short trailer with film sequencing, using different angles, editing and uploading onto internet sites like YouTube, Face Book, or Vimeo.  The workshop – including snacks – will be held in the Youth Program Room beginning at 4pm.

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 13, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • March 14, 2014

    Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

    asstdbdgames2PDL’s Program Room will be open from 12:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for kids & families to try playing a game from its collection of board & video games.  Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Kids & families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    Games offered by the library include: Mancala, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Cards (decks will be available for go fish, euchre, etc. - no gambling games!), Labyrinth, Connect Four, Pictureka!, Cranium, Twister, Chess, Dominoes, Cranium Conga, Monopoly Deal, Scrabble Slam!, Trouble, Sorry! Harry Potter Clue, Yahtzee and Lifestories among others.  In addition, the library’s PlayStation 2 (Guitar Hero II, Cars, Sonic-Mega Collection, Micro Machines v4 and others).

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • March 15, 2014

    Category: EventsDungeons & Dragons

    d&dbannerUpper elementary kids through teenagers who are interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons may learn the ropes by observing/joining the current group and/or establish their own group to play the game.  The library has updated its D & D materials and has 2 starter sets as well as a board game.  The current group meets from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Program Room on the following Saturdays:  January 18, February 1 & 22, March 15 & 29, April 12 & 26 and May 10 & 24.  This activity is free and no sign-up is required.

  • March 16, 2014

    Category: EventsMarch RadKraft

    March Radkraft teaser

    Just for fun, PDL RadKrafters will be creating covered boxes for treasures and gifts. The boxes can be collaged with fabric or scraps of wrapping paper or newspaper(Please DO bring any fabrics or papers they you may have lying around the house!). The workshop will be held at 2 pm on March 16th in the Youth Program Room.

  • March 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 19, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 20, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

    1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

    Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they earn a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • March 21, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • March 24, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 26, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • March 27, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • March 28, 2014

    Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

    asstdbdgames2PDL’s Program Room will be open from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for kids & families to try playing a game from its collection of board & video games.  Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Kids & families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    Games offered by the library include: Mancala, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Cards (decks will be available for go fish, euchre, etc. - no gambling games!), Labyrinth, Connect Four, Pictureka!, Cranium, Twister, Chess, Dominoes, Cranium Conga, Monopoly Deal, Scrabble Slam!, Trouble, Sorry! Harry Potter Clue, Yahtzee and Lifestories among others.  In addition, the library’s PlayStation 2 (Guitar Hero II, Cars, Sonic-Mega Collection, Micro Machines v4 and others).

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    Will not be meeting today!

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • March 31, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 2, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • April 4, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    Will not meet this week!

  • April 7, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 9, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • April 11, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • April 14, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 16, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

    1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

    Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they earn a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • April 18, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • April 21, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 23, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 24, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ -Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre

    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • April 25, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • April 28, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • April 30, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 1, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time will NOT MEET today.

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingThe Parent/Child LapSit WILL NOT meet today!  Mr. Ron is at the Rural LIbraries Conference.  Parent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

    Chess-fisheyeChess Gang “Family Fun Nights” are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building (the old library).  Kids - ‘Bring an adult’ to Family Fun Nights.  Family Fun Nights consist of:  introductions, a brief "chess talk" and a tournament.

    The Chess Gang is a chess club for 8-14 year-olds that meets to learn the game with some instruction and lots of playing. The gang’s mentor is Mr. Robert Bemben of Levering.  No sign-up is required, just show up.  This activity is free.

    Here are a couple of websites to help to get you started before you come:

    www.chesskids.com: Teach your kids how to play chess with our free online chess course. Interactive chess lessons, quizzes, videos, games and puzzles for kids. Play chess against the computer. Free online chess books for kids to download and print. Everything parents need to give their children the best possible start in chess. A unique chess site for kids, teachers and parents. Creator, author and webmaster: Richard James

    ChessKid.com: Learn to play chess! Play chess with kids around the world! It’s free!

  • May 2, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • May 5, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 6, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003smallPAWS to READ- Micky

    Micky and Jean WIlson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • May 7, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 8, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • May 9, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • May 10, 2014

    Category: EventsMAY RADKRAFT (teens)

    New PictureForget a gift for Mom?  Or, maybe New Picture (2)you need a little giftie for a graduate in your life or for yourself ?

    Join us for Radkraft* on
    Saturday, May 10th for a special session just in time for Mother’s Day!

    Snack and Craft in the Program Room!

    *Radkraft is the PDL Young Adult Arts & Crafts Series

     

  • May 12, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 15, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Roo

    1319648853RooPDL’s Paws to Read program:  Roo (shown here) and Kim Brown will be available on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.

    Readers should schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. There is no charge for this activity.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they earn a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • May 16, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • May 19, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1333471646PandaBearParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    1299631599Readers2jpgThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Elementary age children (grades 3-8) will continue to meet through the end of the school year.  The Elementary group will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 21, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    YA RT Practice 11-2012 2 colorThe PDL Reader's Theatre group for Teens (grades 9 & up) will continue to meet through the end of the school year on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  Periodic public performances will also be presented and participation in these is optional.

    Reader's Theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized.  Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence, helps readers learn to read with expression and promotes reading fluency.  While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions.

  • May 22, 2014

    Category: EventsParent/Child LapSit Story Time

    1368807516EmbeddedxMolesxreadingParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ -Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre

    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • May 23, 2014

    Category: EventsSchool's Out! Game Day

    asstdbdgames2PDL’s Program Room will be open from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for kids & families to try playing a game from its collection of board & video games.  Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Kids & families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    Games offered by the library include: Mancala, Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Cards (decks will be available for go fish, euchre, etc. - no gambling games!), Labyrinth, Connect Four, Pictureka!, Cranium, Twister, Chess, Dominoes, Cranium Conga, Monopoly Deal, Scrabble Slam!, Trouble, Sorry! Harry Potter Clue, Yahtzee and Lifestories among others.  In addition, the library’s PlayStation 2 (Guitar Hero II, Cars, Sonic-Mega Collection, Micro Machines v4 and others).

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • May 27, 2014

    Category: EventsCHESS GANG - GRAND FINALE TOURNAMENT

    Boy Playing Chess

    This event will be held in the Carnegie Building and will feature a minimum of 5 rounds, and we ask that kids over 10 and those who are not new to chess record their games. The library will provide recording sheets.

    The extra time is needed for tie-breaking rounds and awards afterwards.

    Watch here and on the Kids' Pages for more details!

  • May 30, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • June 4, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    Toddler Biting BookThe Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • June 5, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • June 6, 2014

    Category: EventsETSY Craft Party

    It’s time for this year’s Craft Party! Mark your calendars, get your creative juices flowing and join in the fun at the Etsy Craft Party on Friday, June 6, 2014 in the Petoskey District Library outdoor labyrinth.  Partygoers should bring a special photograph (or photocopy) to use for one of two different crafts.  In the event of inclement weather, the party will be moved inside the Library.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • June 11, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    Toddler Biting BookThe Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • June 12, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-small

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • June 13, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature event rental professional, Angela Bishop, from Taylor Rental with ideas for planning a successful summer party. Compete in a table dressing competition and make and take a "place card" craft.  Light refreshments will be served.  The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13th.  In case of inclement weather, event will be moved into the main lobby of the Library.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • June 14, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends Book Drive

  • June 18, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    Toddler Biting BookThe Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • June 19, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • June 20, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • June 25, 2014

    Category: EventsBooks and Babies Summer Session I

    Toddler Biting BookThe Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Summer Session 1:  Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    2014 Summer Session 2: Wednesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

    Patty-Anya-1

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • June 26, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsByte Sized Tech

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • June 27, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • July 1, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003small

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • July 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • July 4, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • July 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallBarbara and Euchre will NOT be available today :-( ...Sorry!)-:

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • July 11, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • July 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • July 18, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • July 19, 2014

    Category: EventsAuthor Visit: Peter Brown

    monsterPlease join McLean and Eakin Booksellers for a Monster Bash for children ages 4 and up with the lovely and talented Peter Brown to celebrate his latest book, My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.).  Bring your best monster costume and join us for this free event. This event will be located at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Building (old library) 451 East Mitchell and is hosted in partnership with the Petoskey District Library.

  • July 24, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • July 25, 2014

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Used Book Sale

    The Friends' ever-popular Used Book Sale takes place on July 24-25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale always takes place in conjunction with downtown Petoskey's fabulous sidewalk sales days.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • August 1, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • August 5, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003small

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • August 8, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • August 14, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-small

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • August 15, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • August 27, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

    Patty-Anya-1

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • August 28, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Facebook® Class

    Do you want to connect with friends and family on Facebook®? If you do, the Petoskey District Library will be hosting a Beginning Facebook® Class on August 28th from 2:00-3:00 pm.

    Please bring your own tablet or laptop for the class. If you do not have your own device that is okay you can still come and learn. Please call the Petoskey District library at 231-758-3100 to sign up or feel free to drop in.


    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • September 4, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

  • September 11, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallEuchre and his human, Barbara Green will be available on the second and fourth Thursdays fro 5-7:00 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity.

  • September 16, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • September 18, 2014

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Beginning Bibliocommons® Class

    Introduction to Bibliocommons, our new online catalog.

    Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

    1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • September 19, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • September 22, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

    Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

    Dianna Stampfler (Nov 2012)Dianna Stampfler presents:
    Michigan's Ghostly Beacons

    This program is open to the public and admission is free. It is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and the Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the library at (231)-758-3100.

  • September 23, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • September 24, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Fall Session

    Another one!

    Another one!

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Fall Session:  Wednesdays, Sept 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)

    Patty-Anya-1

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • September 25, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre
    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • September 26, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • September 29, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsCards for the Library

    Friends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to Cards for the Library, Monday, September 29 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bay View Country Club. Click here for details.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • September 30, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • October 1, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Fall Session

    Another one!

    Another one!

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Fall Session:  Wednesdays, Sept 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • October 2, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • October 3, 2014

    Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    • Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Tiffany Lenau with a Laughter Yoga workshop.  The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library labyrinth (weather permitting), or the lower level classroom at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd.  For more information, click here.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • October 6, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • October 7, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003smallPAWS to READ- Micky

    Micky and Jean WIlson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • October 8, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Fall Session

    Another one!

    Another one!

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Fall Session:  Wednesdays, Sept 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • October 9, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

    The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session Thursday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the fireplace room of the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street regarding the Library Director search.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallEuchre and his human, Barbara Green will be available on the second and fourth Thursdays fro 5-7:00 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity.

  • October 10, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • October 11, 2014

    Category: EventsStar Wars Reads Day

    yodareadCelebrate Star Wars Reads Day with us in the Program Room.  Use the force for a daring Light Saber Balance.  Treats, games and prizes!  All ages welcome!  Costume would be GREAT, but not required.  Please sign up at Youth Services Desk, email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org or call 231-758-3123.

  • October 13, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • October 14, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

    Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Make a Mini-Fooseball Game

    minifoosballDrop-in and make a mini-fooseball game. It would be helpful if each teen would bring a micro-wave popcorn box (3 bag size).  For more info, call Youth Services at 231-758-3112, or click here.

     

     

    Category: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

    The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session on Tuesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the lower-level classroom of the Library regarding the Library Director search.

  • October 15, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Fall Session

    Another one!

    Another one!

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Fall Session:  Wednesdays, Sept 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

    Category: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

    The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session on Wednesday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m in the lower-level classroom of the Library regarding the Library Director search.

    Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Create a Dream Jar

    Dream jarMake a “Dream Jar” fitting the TRW theme of “Turn Dreams into Reality.” Teens also will learn about the common meaning of dreams, eat dreamy treats and more.  For more info, call Youth Services 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • October 16, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: 3D Printing Workshop

    The Petoskey District Library is hosting a 3D printing workshop on Thursday, October 16th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the lower level classroom.

    Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

    1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Category: EventsTeen Read Week - Soldering Activity

    ledmakebotsolderTeens may try their hand at soldering by soldering components together to make a led Maker Robot button.  For more info, call 231-758-3112, or click here.

    Category: EventsFriends of the Library Annual Dinner

    Friends of the Library Annual Dinner and Meeting; click here for details.

  • October 17, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Friday Night

    ACD Poster 16.inddThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the award-winning documentary film Legacies of Perfection, (2013; 27 min.) on Friday, October 17, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). A discussion will follow. Donations are appreciated.

    Watch the trailer.

    For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to petoskey.film.theater2@gmail.com.

  • October 20, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsMICHIGAN READS....Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band!

    lm_2014_Michigan_Reads_Acoustic_Rooster_Jacket_cover_455960_7Area children may experience the 2014 Michigan Reads! book, “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” by Kwame Alexander, along with song, stories, finger plays and other developmentally appropriate activities for 3-5 (siblings & other interested children are still welcome) year-olds at three different story times in the Program Room at PDL.  This is a free “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary. The program will last 45-60 minutes and pajamas are welcome for the evening program.

    This activity will take place on 3 different days & times in the Program Room:

    • Monday, October 20, 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • October 21, 2014

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    Category: Events"Bunnycakes" and Read for the Record

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    Youth Services LIbrarian, Ron Fowler will offer a special story time featuring “Bunnycakes” by Rosemary Wells in the Program Room.  Songs, finger plays, activities & more for ages 3-5 (interested older & younger siblings are welcome to attend!)  This will be a FUN read aloud experience!

    Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation and the Petoskey District Library. Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.WebBadgesq88x88

    Category: Events"Bunnycakes" and Read for the Record

    JRFTR_LOGO

    Youth Services LIbrarian, Ron Fowler will offer a special story time featuring “Bunnycakes” by Rosemary Wells in the Program Room.  Songs, finger plays, activities & more for ages 3-5 (interested older & younger siblings are welcome to attend!)  This will be a FUN read aloud experience!

    Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation and the Petoskey District Library. Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.WebBadgesq88x88

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • October 22, 2014

    Category: EventsMICHIGAN READS....Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band!

    lm_2014_Michigan_Reads_Acoustic_Rooster_Jacket_cover_455960_7Area children may experience the 2014 Michigan Reads! book, “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” by Kwame Alexander, along with song, stories, finger plays and other developmentally appropriate activities for 3-5 (siblings & other interested children are still welcome) year-olds at three different story times in the Program Room at PDL.  This is a free “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary. The program will last 45-60 minutes and pajamas are welcome for the evening program.

    This activity will take place in the Program Room.

    • Monday, October 20, 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the award-winning documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, (Not Rated; 2013; 83 min.) on Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.

    Watch the trailer.

    For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to petoskey.film.theater2@gmail.com.

  • October 23, 2014

    Category: EventsAuthor Program for Michigan Reads Book

    lm_2014_Michigan_Reads_Acoustic_Rooster_Jacket_cover_455960_7Additionally, children may meet the author of “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band,” Kwame Alexander, at a special preschool program at the Boyne District Library on Thursday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m.

    Details here.

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsMICHIGAN READS....Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band!

    lm_2014_Michigan_Reads_Acoustic_Rooster_Jacket_cover_455960_7Area children may experience the 2014 Michigan Reads! book, “Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band” by Kwame Alexander, along with song, stories, finger plays and other developmentally appropriate activities for 3-5 (siblings & other interested children are still welcome) year-olds at three different story times in the Program Room at PDL.  This is a free “drop-in” program and no sign-up is necessary. The program will last 45-60 minutes and pajamas are welcome for the evening program.

    This activity will take place in the Program Room.

    • Monday, October 20, 12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 23, 2:00 p.m.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre
    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • October 24, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • October 25, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen RadKraft - October

    spidneck2 10-14 spidneck10-14Just in time for Halloween!  Make this perfect costume accessory for the witching hour!  Great head, neck or baseball cap gear for girl or guy ghouls.  "Drop-in" to the Program Room.  And, snacks are included (or, bring your own with the intent to share - no glass please!)

  • October 27, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • October 28, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • October 29, 2014

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    Category: EventsPublic Forum for Director Search

    The Petoskey District Library Board invites you to a public forum at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. to introduce the final candidates for the Library Director position. Each of the four candidates will make a presentation with time for questions. Candidates include Ryan Deery, Margaret Delaney, Valerie Meyerson, and Nieca Nowels.

     

     

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya

    Patty-Anya-1Patty and Anya will be available on the LAST Wednesday of each month from3:30-5 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • October 30, 2014

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    Category: EventsSpecial Library Board Meeting

    The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in special session on Thursday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m. in the lower-level classroom of the Library regarding the Library Director search.

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsByte-Sized Tech: Pinterest® Class

  • October 31, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • November 3, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • November 4, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003smallPAWS to READ- Micky

    Micky and Jean WIlson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • November 6, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • November 7, 2014

    Category: EventsLaughter Yoga

    Laughter Yoga Class in lower level classroom.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • November 10, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • November 11, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • November 13, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallEuchre and his human, Barbara Green will be available on the second and fourth Thursdays fro 5-7:00 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity.

  • November 14, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • November 17, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • November 18, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • November 20, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

    1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

    PDL chess tournament Oct 16 2014-web

    Pictured from left to right are: Front Row: Owen Ferguson, Joel Struck, Joel Dubey, Alex Bemben, Jackson Borst
    Back Row: Ian Ferguson, Ceara Struck

    The Chess Gang hosts a monthly Family Night so that club members may play in a tournament environment and/or play their parents.  Most of the Family Nights will be the third Thursday of the month in the Carnegie Building (the "Old" library across the street) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    The next PDL family chess night is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Carnegie Building from 6:30 to 8:30 upstairs. New ‘unrated’ players are welcome ages 8 through adult. It’s   “kid’s bring an adult night” and parents are encouraged to play as well as being asked to stay and supervise younger children.

  • November 21, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • November 24, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • November 25, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

    Category: EventsLibrary Board Meeting

    Library Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month (4th Tuesday for November) at the Carnegie Building, 451 East Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. There generally is no December meeting.

  • November 26, 2014

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya

    Patty-Anya-1Patty and Anya will be available on the LAST Wednesday of each month from3:30-5 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity

  • November 27, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre
    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • November 28, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • December 1, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • December 2, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

    Category: EventsPaws to READ - Micky

    PAWS_Micky 003smallPAWS to READ- Micky

    Micky and Jean WIlson will be available on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • December 3, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Holiday Session

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Holiday Session:  Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • December 4, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

  • December 5, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • December 8, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • December 9, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • December 10, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Holiday Session

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Holiday Session:  Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • December 11, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallEuchre and his human, Barbara Green will be available on the second and fourth Thursdays fro 5-7:00 p.m.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

    Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

    There is no charge for this activity.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Night

    PDL chess tournament Oct 16 2014-web

    Pictured from left to right are: Front Row: Owen Ferguson, Joel Struck, Joel Dubey, Alex Bemben, Jackson Borst
    Back Row: Ian Ferguson, Ceara Struck

    The Chess Gang hosts a monthly Family Night so that club members may play in a tournament environment and/or play their parents.  Most of the Family Nights will be the third Thursday of the month in the Carnegie Building (the "Old" library across the street) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    The next PDL family chess night is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Carnegie Building from 6:30 to 8:30 upstairs. New ‘unrated’ players are welcome ages 8 through adult. It’s   “kid’s bring an adult night” and parents are encouraged to play as well as being asked to stay and supervise younger children.

  • December 12, 2014

    Category: EventsLaughter Yoga

    Laughter Yoga Class in lower level classroom.

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • December 15, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsElementary Reader's Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre (ERT) for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, now through the end of May, in the Children’s Program Room.

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.  And, It’s FUN!

    Periodic public performances are presented, participation in these is optional.

    Category: EventsYoung Adult Reader's Theatre

    Reader’s theater is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.

    Reader’s Theater builds reading confidence (and it’s fun), helps readers learn to read with expression (plus, it’s fun) and it promotes reading fluency (besides, it’s fun). While telling a familiar story in a creative way, participation in a Reader’s Theater group improves a child’s reading skill and comprehension, and develops vocal and facial expression in order to effectively convey thoughts and emotions (did we mention that it is fun?).

  • December 16, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room and will be mentored by Mr. Robert Bemben & Robin Ray of Levering. Young people from 8-16 yrs may drop in at any time during the scheduled time and the activity is free. The emphasis will be on open chess play with some instruction, depending upon the needs of the participants (Older players will assist the younger ones). Players of all skill levels are welcome and are encouraged to bring chess sets from home if they have them. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, 231-758-3123.

  • December 17, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies and Books, Holiday Session

    The Petoskey District Library periodically offers a program especially for babies and Moms (or other caregivers!) during the year The program runs much like a play group and will introduce rhymes, songs and books to babies and caregivers. Materials and activities will be drawn from the Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready To Read” and the Association of Library Services to Children’s “Born to Read” programs. Each program will be about twenty – thirty minutes long and will have time for caregivers and babies to read a book together.

    Registration is highly recommended but not necessary, though drop-ins will be welcomed provided that the class is not full. There is a limit of 10 care givers and their babies for each session. Call us at the number below, email us at the address below or stop by the Youth Services Desk in Children’s Room to sign up or get your questions answered.

    2014 Holiday Session:  Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17.

    This free program will be implemented by Lisa Scholl (Ms Lisa), one of our Youth Services Librarians who has had training in the Every Child Ready to Read program of The Public Library Association (PLA), and the Born to Read” program from Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), both divisions of the American Library Association (ALA).

    Please call the Children’s Services Department at 758-3112 or stop by the Youth Desk to sign-up or if you have any questions.

  • December 18, 2014

    Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time

    Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

    Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

    Category: EventsPAWS to Read - Roo

    1337971681RooRoo and her human Kim Brown will be available on the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.

    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs. When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag. If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

  • December 19, 2014

    Category: EventsTeen Anime' Club

    animated_clipart_doorTeen Anime’ Club

    The Petoskey High School Anime’ Club meets at the library every Friday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. in the Program Room to view and discuss anime’ programs and movies.  This is a “drop-in” program and there is no charge for this activity.

  • December 25, 2014

    Category: EventsPAWS to READ - Euchre

    Euchre1-smallPAWS to READ-Euchre
    Euchre and Barbara Green will be available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
    All PAWS activities are held in the Children’s Room.
    Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a “Pawsome Reader” tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

    The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn’t judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.