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July 30, 2014

Category: EventsBooks and Babies, Summer Session II

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: EventsBuy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

Buy1Get1graphicOur annual, Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair at which you buy one item and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. It's like half price! Even on "sale" items!'

Remember that 90% or more of the titles will be Scholastic titles (or their other imprints) and that they usually do not include very many of their latest releases in a Buy One Get One Free book fair. That being said, the fair is a GREAT way to get those titles that you WANT to own!

Check out our Book Fair Web Page for our hours and other information.

Category: EventsPaws to Read - Anya (or Juniper)


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: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email

Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the French comedy film, Priceless (Rated R; 2008; 111 min.; French w/subtitles) on Wednesday, July 30, 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