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September 2013–August 2014

  • September 11, 2013

    Category: EventsMichigan Reads at the Library

    lm_2013_Michigan_Reads_Woolbur_420584_7The Petoskey District Library (PDL) is pleased to announce its participation in the Michigan Reads! program. For more info, click here.

  • September 12, 2013

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 14, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen RadKraft

    Radkraft September 2013On Saturday, September 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Basement Meeting Room, area teens will have the opportunity to make with stones and found objects. For more info, click here.

  • September 16, 2013

    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.

  • September 19, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: Book Chats

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 21, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 23, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 24, 2013

    Category: EventsSummer Reading Program Awards Night

    Top Reader awards and Level three prizes and awards will be distributed during the Awards Night on Tuesday, September 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Building.

  • September 25, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • September 26, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 28, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • September 30, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 2, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • October 3, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

  • October 5, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 7, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 9, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • October 10, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJoin us for our "Chess Gang's" Family Fun Night!  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • October 12, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 14, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 16, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Read Week Celebration

    TRW13Party with the Unknown @ Your PDL!

    • Wear a costume of your favorite book character!
    • Door Prizes! Madlibs! Cartooning!
    • And the famous (or infamous?) game “Who Do You Think You Are?”
    • Of course, there will be food!

    Date: Wednesday, October 16th

    Time: 5-6:30 pm (ish)

    Where: Program Room

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • October 17, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: BOOK CHATS

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Roo and Kim are on vacation this week so today's PAWS program will NOT be held.  They will be back on their regular Thursday in November.

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 19, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 21, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 23, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • October 24, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 26, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 27, 2013

    Category: EventsOctober's Teen Radkraft!

    RadJarOctober's Teen Radkraft! A new day and a new thrill!

    ...just in time for Halloween! Bewitchingly cool—check ‘em out! Glow in the dark jars; easier than a jack o’lantern!

    Sunday, October 27th @ 2pm in the Youth Program Room (yep, different location @ your PDL)

    Bring a jar or two—we will supply the glow!

    Plus, we will have some kind of eerily delicious snack!

  • October 28, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • October 30, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • October 31, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

  • November 2, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 4, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 6, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 7, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJoin us for our "Chess Gang's" Family Fun Night!  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • November 9, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 11, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 13, 2013

    Category: EventsTell Me Your Story!

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 14, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 16, 2013

    Category: EventsInternational Gaming @ Your Library Day

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    PDL’s Program Room will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for families to try:  1) playing a game from its collection of board games.  2)playing video games on the library’s PS2.

    3) watching a group children participating in the role playing game “Dungeons and Dragons.” Popcorn and punch (or hot chocolate) will be provided by the library.  Families are welcome to bring their own games to share as well as snacks or drinks, but glass containers are prohibited.

    There will be a special game-themed “Saturday’s Child” story hour at 3:00 p.m. in the reading nook in the Children’s Room at the library for children 3-7 years of age presented by Mr. Ron, featuring stories, songs and finger games.

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 18, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 20, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 21, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: BOOK CHATS

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 23, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 24, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft - November

    A Little of this and a little of that for our November Radkraft.  We'll provide some natural materials and lots of grapevine for you to create your fall-holiday grapevine wreathgrapevine wreath.  Of course! There will be snacks as usual.  It all take place in the Program Room.  Oh, and, keep your eyes open for interesting natural items or foliage to integrate into your creation!  Do make certain that you're not picking something poisonous 21 Common Poisonous Plants  or endangered!

  • November 25, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 27, 2013

    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: 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 Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • November 28, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    There will be no Parent/Child Lap Sit today. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • November 30, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 2, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsElementary Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 4, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 5, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsChess Gang - Family Fun Night

    FinFam12-webJoin us for our "Chess Gang's" Family Fun Night!  For more information call 231-758-3112 or click here.

  • December 6, 2013

    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).

  • December 7, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 9, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 11, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    The Library offers a second Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 and up! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning September 25, in the Children's Program Room. It's best if you attend them all but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 12, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 14, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 16, 2013

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    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 Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 for the 2013/14 school year will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning September 23, in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 19, 2013

    Category: EventsFriends Book Chats

    Topic: BOOK CHATS

    Its free! There is no sign up! You don't have to attend each and every month! You don't even have to have a Library card! Join the Friends of the Library for Book Chats where you will be given a few minutes to talk about a favorite, or not so favorite, author or book. Or just come and listen and maybe pick up a few new titles to read.
    Location: Classroom
    Contact Person: Barbara Cook

    Category: EventsParent/Child Lap Sit

    Parent/Child Lap Sits will be offered every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room at the library beginning Monday, September 23 through Thursday December 19, 2013. For more info, click here.

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    Our PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 21, 2013

    Category: EventsSaturday's Child Story Time

    The current season of Saturday’s Child Story Time, for children ages 3-7, will run on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (times may vary), beginning September 21 through December 21 in the Children’s Program Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 22, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Radkraft

    Snowflake Radkraft Dec 22 '13

  • December 23, 2013

    Category: EventsAuthor Chris Weston at the Library

    Weston-Photo

    Chris Weston, local author of “Hawgeye” and the January 2014 release of “A Baseball Man, will offer a program at the Petoskey District Library (PDL) on Monday, December 23 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Youth Program Room at the library, 500 E. Mitchell St in Petoskey.

    The program will last 45 minutes to an hour and Mr. Weston, a fan of short stories, will use some of his own short stories, including the 2011 Michigan Hemingway Society’s award winning entry entitled “The River’s Best,” to relate his experiences and reinforce the values of reading and writing in a fun way.  Weston will be available for autographs after the program and both books will be available to purchase in paperback at $8.99 and hardcover at $14.99 for as long as there are people interested in purchasing a copy.  There are a limited number of copies “A Baseball Man” available since it is in pre-release.

    Find out more here: http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/local-author-to-visit-the-library/

    Since Weston believes that it is important to give back to communities, 30% of the list price will be given to PDL.

    Category: EventsElementary Readers Theatre

    Elementary Reyou'reinvitedader’s Theatre for grades 3-8 will present a performance of the material that they have been working on this fall.  It' sure to be a great time!  "So, take a shopping break for youth!" The program will begin at 5:30 pm in the Program Room at the library and will last in the neighborhood of 45 minutes.  After this, they'll be taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays, restarting on Monday, January 13th.  Meetings are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It's best if you attend all the meetings, but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • December 26, 2013

    Category: EventsPaws to Read

    1319648853RooOur PAWS program (where kids may sign up to read out loud to a therapy dog for a 15-20 minutes) will continue this fall in the Children's Room. For more info, click here.

  • December 30, 2013

    Category: EventsTeen Reader's Theatre

    you'reinvitedOur Teen Reader’s Theatre Group for grades 9 will present a performance of their fall work in the library lobby at 5:30 p.m.  Don't miss this one of a kind event.  The performance will last around 45 minutes.  After this, they'll be taking a couple of weeks off, restarting on Wednesday, January 15th.  Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Program Room. It's best if you attend all the meetings, but not necessary. You may begin at any time. For more info, click here.

  • 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.

    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 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.

  • 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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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!

  • March 29, 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 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: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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

    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 8, 2014

    Category: Events"Dog Day Afternoon

    Any young reader may meet the dogs of PAWS in a “Dog Day Afternoon” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room.  In addition to Roo, our regular third Thursday dog, Euchre and Micky will be available during that time frame as well.  See how the program works, and, while you’re waiting, make a Dog Biscuit fridge magnet to hold your PAWS items and have a “Paws” snack.

  • April 9, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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 13, 2014

    Category: EventsApril RADKRAFT (teens)

    April 14 Flyer

  • 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: 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.

    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 15, 2014

    Category: EventsWorld Book Night Reception

    A reception for our local World Book Night givers will take place in the main lobby.  At that time, the givers will get to meet us, each other, talk to anyone who is interested in this nation-wide event and pick up their boxes of books.  Light refreshments will be available.  Local media is welcome to attend to meet the givers and the Library staff as well.  For more information contact Ron Fowler, 231-758-3123, or click here.

  • April 16, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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.

    Category: EventsPetoskey Film Theater Wednesday Night

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film Philomena, (Rated PG-13; 2014; 98 min.) on Wednesday, April 16, 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.

  • 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: EventsA National Library Week/Easter Story Hour (3-5 yr-olds)

    Preschoolers from 3-5 years old may celebrate National Library Week AND Easter with a special Story Hour on Friday, April 18 from 2-3p.m. with Mr. Ron.  Stories, songs (live), finger plays and more that relate to the week and the holiday will be featured.

    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

    movieThe Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film Philomena, (Rated PG-13; 2014; 98 min.) on Friday, April 18, 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.

  • 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 22, 2014

    Category: EventsEarth Day 2014

    On Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.  Join our Young Adult Reader’s Theatre group at Red Sky Stage to celebrate our favorite planet and have some fun.  The evening will also include: video presentation about our wonderful Northern Michigan outdoors by Jeff Lange, host of Planet Michigan on Red Sky Stage Internet Radio, music and stories with the library's own Ron Fowler and songs and music by Dale Scott of the Peacemeal String Band.  Suggested Donation:  $5.00.Young Women of YA RT

  • April 23, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies 'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThis program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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.

  • 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 26, 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.

    Category: Events"Alien Invaders" - Bugs in the Water! (a shortly after Earth Day program for the whole Family)

    Join Dan and Matt from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council in the Program Room and learn about “Alien Invaders!”  Families are welcome to participate in three “hands-on” learning stations featuring:  “Alien Invaders!” “Buggy Waters!” and “What Happens to the Stuff We Pour on the Ground? “ ARTH, and, this event is free!

  • 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.

    Category: EventsFriends @ the Carnegie

    Pic 2Mary Jo Zazueta presents:
    Publishing Your Book: Where to Start
    Are you frustrated trying to maneuver through the publishing industry? Desperate to get your book published—but you don’t know where to start or whom to trust? Join the Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street when Mary Jo Zazueta discuss various aspects of getting published. The program is designed for people with a manuscript or at least a book project in mind.

    The 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.

  • 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

    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 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: EventsCards for the Library

    Friends of Petoskey Public Library invite you to Cards for the Library, Monday, May 5 from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bay View Country Club. Click here for details.

    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 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: 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.

  • 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: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

    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.

  • 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: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

    Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Tresa McWilliams Keys with a discussion of quilting and 1930s Depression era quilts. The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library main lobby at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23rd.

    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 24, 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.

  • May 26, 2014

    Category: EventsChess Gang

    TwoThumbsUpx2-24-12The “Chess Gang” will NOT meet today due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

    The Library is closed

  • May 28, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

  • 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: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

  • June 11, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

  • June 18, 2014

    Category: EventsBabies'N Books

    BabiesxandxBooksIveyThe program will run 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.

    Classes are limited to 10 adults/babies each.  Call the Youth Services Department at 758-3112 or email Youth Services staff at childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org  or stop by the desk in the Children’s Room to sign-up or if you have any questions.   Drop-ins will be welcome provided a class is not full.

  • June 26, 2014

    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 24, 2014

    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.

  • August 28, 2014

    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.